Tayo Aluko

Tayo Aluko was born in Nigeria, and lives in Liverpool, where he worked many years as an architect. He is now a playwright, actor, singer and poet. His first play, CALL MR ROBESON, won numerous awards at festivals in the UK and Canada.

He has also performed his second, JUST AN ORDINARY LAWYER, on four continents. He has been published in The Guardian, The Morning Star, NERVE Magazine, Modern Ghana, Searchlight Magazine, Counterfire and Counterpunch. His latest production is a radio play, PAUL ROBESON’S LOVE SONG, recorded during lockdown with actors from the USA and Canada, and now streaming online. He is working on another one-man musical play, inspired by the life and music of the Black British Composer, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Also in the works is a screenplay telling the story of Pastor Daniels Ekarte (d. 1964), known as the African Saint of Liverpool.