Eli Fola is a Nigerian born, New York based multi disciplinary artist, saxophonist, DJ, Producer and talking
drummer. He is the creator and pioneer of the genre Yoruba
Tech Soul— a fusion of traditional Nigerian sounds, electronic, jazz, house, and classical music. Eli’s work authentically preserves Yoruba culture and history through his immersive performances. He is often regarded a saxophone genius and branded with the visual art world due to his powerful imagery that showcases Yoruba regality and spirituality in a modern context.
His work has been featured in publications such as the NY Times, Wonderland Magazine, Vogue,Okay player to name a few. He has also been sought after by Grammy winning
producer Swizz Beatz and grammy winning singer Alicia Keys as well as brands such as Art Net, Bacardi, and Art Basel. Eli was a 2017 Ted Speaker and performer. His Ted talk focused on how music can be used to reconcile and highlight differences in culture and identity