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Babatunde Sosan is the Organist and Master of Music at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina, Lagos. As a result of his exceptional musical proficiency, he has received various awards, notably: Finalist, English and Song Vocal Competition at Trinity College of Music, London (February, 2007); highest scorer in Grade 8 piano at the MUSON performance awards (2002), and the Performance Merit Award from the Cathedral Church of Christ (presented to him by the former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu).
A great-grandson of the music legend, Dr T.K.E. Phillips, Babatunde's musical journey was charted by his first two instructors: Arinola Sosan (his grandmother) and Mrs Tolu Obajimi (Organist and Master of Music, Cathedral Church of Christ, Lagos). Following his graduation as a Physiotherapist from the Lagos University Teaching Hospital College of Medicine, he proceeded to complete a 5-year course at the Trinity College of Music, Greenwich, England. He was sponsored by the Women's Guild Auxiliary Society of the Cathedral Church of Christ and graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree (with honours) in Piano and Organ performance.
Besides his affiliation with a section of the music therapy team working with Greenwich Toy Library Department to support special needs children in London, Babatunde has performed on the hit musical reality television show, Nigerian Idol (Season 1), as well as in various recording projects like Jesus House's collaboration with the Festival of Life planning team. (Jesus House is a parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God based in London). His musical interests involve a broad range of musical styles like jazz, contemporary, classical, gospel and Latin influenced pieces. He particularly enjoys travelling, teaching and working with children.
Babatunde Sosan is one of the leading experts for pianists' forums in Nigeria. He is the International Music Consultant for his company, DE Studios Lyrical Keys and the current Resident Pianist and former Acting Director of the School of Music at MUSON.
The Sub Organist Mr.Adejola Adeosun, was trained by his Uncle (Pastor Lanre Adekunle, C.A.C Itire) in the late 80s with an hammonium and later graduated to playing the piano and organ.
He barged a National Certificate in Education (Music Education) from Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Lagos State (AOCOED) and he is also a graduate of Music from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State. Other certificates includes Musical society of Nigeria graded certificates, ABRSM Certificates, Trinity college certificate in both (Theory and Practical).
He has gained a broad wealth of experience in music from great minds both home and abroad. I am fascinated to choral music, organ playing, teaching (theory), directing and performance.17th Century composers such as G.F Handel and J.S Bach's (organ and Choral works) has widened and broadened his music analysis and scope. He is presently a student member of the Royal College of Organist, UK; Assistant Organist (yet to be aclaimed the Sub-Organist) at the Cathedral Church Of Christ, Marina, Lagos. He is a Music Instructor at Atlantic Hall Educational Trust Council, Epe, Lagos State.
Started playing at the age of 14. Studied creative arts (MUSIC) at University of Lagos` and Diploma in Voice and Piano ABRSM Grade 8 at MUSON School of Music, Lagos.
A Member of the Royal College of Organists (RCO) London, and Guild of Organist of Nigeria.
He started his musical career at the age of 10 from the Apostolic Church where he was taught sight reading and Organ playing. He completed the RSCM theory Grade 8 in 1986 and Practical (Piano) Grade 7 in 1989.
In June 2010, he assumed duty here in the Cathedral as Assisting Organist. Prior to his appointment here at Cathedral, he held positions at a few parish churches around Lagos where he was Organist.
His musical interests span across a very wide range of genres amongst which includes African music and American Contemporary. He is a versatile musician and can also play the following instruments – the Clarinet, Saxophone, Treble and Bass Guitar, Flute and the Recorder.
Samuel Olusina Ojemuyiwa was in 1945 drafted into the treble line of the Choir. He commenced his probationary course into the Cathedral Choir in February 1948. He attended the Christ Church Cathedral School where he played the flute in the School Band. He crossed over to the C.M.S. Grammar School, Lagos where he sang in the School Choir all through the five year course.
He was taught music by Late Dr. T.K.E. Phillips, the former Organist and Master of the Music of the Cathedral Church of Christ, Lagos. He was taught the Piano by Late C.O.O. Phillips (son of T.K.E. Philips) and Late Major J.G.C. Allen.
He gained admission into the University of Ibadan in 1963 and joined the Choir of the Chapel of the Resurrection, where he sang Tenor and also a soloist. In the University he was also a member of the Ibadan Madrigal Group and also a member of the Music Circle University of Ibadan. After graduation he returned to Lagos and the Cathedral Choir, and also joined the Lagos Musical Society - LSM and the Laz. Ekwueme National Chorale.
He was the choirmaster of the All Saints Church, Jericho Ibadan (1970-1974), Conducted the University Chapel Choir (1971-1973), Conducted the Kaduna Choral Society in 1976, Joined the Musical Society of Nigeria (Muson) in 1980, Conductor Muson Choir 1988-1990, attended a training course at the RSCM in 1990.
He was Appointed Assistant Choirmaster Cathedral Church of Christ, Lagos from in April of 1991. Has taken part as a Soloist, Performer, or Conductor in over 1700 Concerts, Operas, and Choral works to date and has composed a good number of Hymn tunes, Descants and Chants.
Formerly a boy chorister of the Cathedral. He recently graduated from the MUSON School of Music Lagos with an Associate Diploma in Music-with emphases on the Piano having completed the MUSON's graded exams in pianoforte Grade 7 and the ABRSM theory exams grade 8.
He has undergone training under the tutelage of some musical geniuses like Mrs. Marion Akpata and Mrs. Tolu Obajimi - the Past Organist and Master of Music of the Cathedral.
He is presently studying for a Bachelor of Arts in Music at the University of Pretoria South Africa.
Former choirboy of the Cathedral. He is a graduate of the MUSON School of Music, Lagos.