FAVOUR
ODUSOLA

Favour Odusola (Proud African King) is a Nigerian Irish multidisciplinary artist based in Dublin Ireland. He has worked across several contexts from traditional dance & percussion to commercial work and contemporary theatre for over 15 years in Europe, Africa, and UAE.  Favour is a theatre arts (Dance Major) and a Business Administration Masters graduate.

 

He was the recipient of the Arts Council Agility Award 2021 and 2022, the AIC artist in the community scheme award 2021, and a recipient of the 2021 Create Autumn school on cultural diversity and collaborative practice. He has worked and toured with: Irish Modern Dance Theatre, Dublin Youth Dance Company, Cork Midsummer festival, Mother Tongues festival, Rob Heapslip, Rua Red theatre, Black Canvas, Top 8 several dance schools and companies all across Ireland.

 

Favour acted, danced and worked extensively on many stage and film productions sets back in Nigeria and now in Dublin with faces such as Jamie Foxx, to mention a few.

Favour recently co-founded his dance and entertainment company UMAKOKO with various dance related services.

 

Favour is very adventurous, looking for new ways to use dance as a tool to be of relevance, for social integration, education, proper implementation. He is currently on research to create a dance film/series.

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AWARDS

2021
 

  • Launchpad Award recipient 2021

  • Agility Award recipient 2020

  • Top 8 Street Battle Afro-fusion/ Afrohouse winner 

2020

  • Student Leadership Programme Certificate, Dublin Business School 

  • President, African Society, Dublin Business School

2018

  • Co-founder, and facilitator Arts In Motion Yearly Dance Workshop Nigeria.

2017

  • Best Dancer Award, Dance Drama and Comedy National Youth Service Corps 

2016

  • Best Dancer Award, Theatre Arts Department Redeemers University 

  • Vice President Theatre Arts Department Redeemers University

  • Certificate of Participation by the University of Texas, Toyin Falola Annual Conference

  • Entrepreneur of the year: ACE INITIATIVE, Theatre Arts Department Redeemers University

2015

  • Provost, Theatre Arts Department Redeemers University 

  • Dance Group of the Year, Redeemers Alumni Association Award Night