We stand on the shoulders of those that came before us.”

— Ogunlano

OGUNLANO is a Nigerian - American musical duo consisting of husband and wife, Oba (King) Tayese Ogunlano & powerhouse vocalist London Ogunlano. The duo sings in English and Yoruba - the traditional tonal language of the Nigerian people, which has the largest number of native speakers.

In the Yoruba language, OGUNLANO translates as 'the warrior clears the path'.

Much of OGUNLANO's mission is to preserve African culture and traditions that inspire future generations of performing artists within the fields of African visual, recording and performing arts. 

Coining the term ‘Orisa Beat’ to describe their sound, OGUNLANO's music can best be described as a collaboration of fusing traditional African drumming and singing with elements of house, jazz, rhythm & blues and afro-beat. 

‘Orisa beat is music for your spirit’, says Oba Tayese Ogunlano. 

Stay tuned to OGUNLANO...


Previous events

Tambor Party LIVE

WildPitch Underground, 255 Trinity Ave SW, Atlanta

February is Black History Month and to celebrate we will having a LIVE BAND from Ogunlano

Let’s take this time to celebrate LOVE, RESPECT and ADMIRATION, for the ones closest to us and, above all, LOVE of self! We celebrate with movement in synchronization to the rhythm of the DRUM.

LIVE BAND: Ogunlano DJs for the night: STAN ZEFF plus guest DJ Yusef

Live percussion from Ian Schumacher

10pm til 3am Buddy Passes Early Bird Online tickets - $5.00 Regular Online tickets - $9.00

Tambor members - $5.00 plus bring 2 guests for $10 each Students - $5.00 all night (must show valid student I.D.)

Wildpitch Underground 255 Trinity Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30303


Melanated Music is the Weapon of the Future

The Uptown Nightclub, 3928 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

Join OGUNLANO, along with Sistah Iminah X The AfroDivas, Madiou Diouf & Ajala as they honor Fela Kuti's legacy of musical activism with live musical performances. Hosted by Professor Griff of Public Enemy, this is an evening you don't want to miss!

OGUNLANO Presents: Culture in the City

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Apache Cafe, 64 3rd St NW, Atlanta

CULTURE IN THE CITY with Ogunlano!!! Hosted by Ashley Bruton featuring Lotus Love, Tahir RBG and many more special guests Doors - Dinner - Drinks 9:30P Showtime 10:30P $16 online | $22 at the door 21+ Click the pic for tix!

Drum. Music. Dance. Tambor Atlanta

Wildpitch Music Hall, 255 Trinity Ave, Atlanta

Tambor Party January 20 will be our very first event with a LIVE BAND!.

We are very excited to have the AFROBEAT full band from Nigeria OGUNLANO.

Please join us for this very special night of LIVE Afrobeat fused with the sounds and beats from Tambor's own Stan Zeff.
Its going to be "RediK"

Tambor Members $7.00 all night Students $7.00 all night LIMITED RSVP for FREE entry before 11pm at http://tamborparty.eventbrite.com

General admission: $15.00

Venue: Wildpitch Underground 255 Trinity Ave, Atlanta, 30316

2nd Annual Black Power Awards

Sheraton Atlanta Downtown, 165 Courtland St NE, Atlanta

The 2nd Annual Black Power Awards weekend, Friday Nov 17th thru Sunday Nov 19th. Workshops, marketplace, convention, awards ceremony, afterparty and more!!

Hosted by David Banner and Ernestine Johnson! The most Beautiful Black Experience of the Year!!

Opening the awards ceremony this year is Ogunlano Music, performing live!

Orisa Urban World Festival


This year’s ORISA URBAN WORLD FESTIVAL will pay tribute to the artistic beauty and wisdom of the Orisa manifested through art in the Urban World community. Artists from around the world unite to display their creative journeys through music, film, words and art. Ogunlano Music is performing!

My Voice: A Fundraising Gala

University Community Center, 14013 North 22nd St, Tampa, FL 33613

Divine Helping Hands Presents: My Voice. A night to experience African culture, hear her voice, discover, enjoy, and celebrate a retrace of your roots. Modern and traditional African music and dance will be performed by Ogunlano Music & Ajose Afrikan.

Ticket: $50/person. Food, pictures and drinks included. Advance purchase only. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Esu Is Coming to ATL!

Egbe Tiwalade, Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, we're coming your way! This release will feature a few of Atlanta's hottest African fashion designers!

Ogunlano Music & Oyotunji African Village Presents: Esu Is Coming to Oyotunji!

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Oyotunji African Village, 56 Bryant Lane, Sheldon, SC 29941

Ogunlano MUSIC & Oyotunji African Village Presents: Esu Is Coming to OYOTUNJI

Join us for a day full of festivities!

11am Salute to Esu 11:30am Tradition & Culture (Panel Discussion) 1:45pm Orisa Song & Dance Class 3:33pm Bember to Esu 9pm Afterparty w/Live Performances

Eṣu Is Coming Single Release Party!!!

Ilesa Ire Temple, 4307 NE 70th Pl, Gainesville, FL

Ogunlano Music Presents: Eṣu Is Coming Single Release Party!

Join us as we celebrate the release of Eṣu Is Coming, the first single from Ogunlano Music. A bembe to Eṣu will begin at 3:33pm, sharp, followed by the premiere of the song, then we party with live performances and more! Special guests will be announced momentarily. This event is free and open to the public.

•If you have Eṣu, BRING EM!!!•

We invite you to bare witness to the beginning!!!

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