Declassical has a reputation for designing and producing a variety of shows and events worldwide. Although it began as a music performance studio, this company has grown to provide full-scale events, music and theatre productions.
Declassical’s philosophy involves creating a culture of excellence that is enhanced by exceptional magical moments and brilliant spectacles. We excel in the performing arts (performance and education), and project management.
To date, we have staged musical theatre productions such as OMG the Musical, Legends the Musical, Amofin, Ajala and Osamede and Gula, and we have produced festivals like the Okija Festival in Anambra state, Nigeria.
Ayo Ajayi is a Pianist, Composer, Music Director and Artistic Director.
He is a strong exponent of African Music, he writes sacred and art music in Yoruba language and other Nigerian languages. Ayo is a talented Music Director with a career that has spanned more than thirty years of musical and artistic creations.
Ayo is the Artistic Director of Declassical Studio, and Organization that promotes African stories. This organization has been directly involved in the creation of over 100 musicals, concerts, festivals other social and corporate events. Notable shows include Legends the Musical and OMG the Musical, sponsored by MTN Foundation, Fela, Arrest the music, The Future is here for the Presidential Economic Business Environment Council, (PEBEC), Nigeria, Osamede and many others.
During the covid-19 pandemic in 2020, he launched the Nigerian Art Music Project (NAM Project), a nonprofit organization dedicated to showcasing Nigerian Art music to a global audience. NAM Project has curated and produced four virtual concerts and created arguably the most extensive online collection of Nigerian Art Music performances and scores.
Ayo is currently the Music Director and Organist of St. Margaret’s Church in Barking, London. He was previously the Artistic Director of the MTN/MUSON Valentine Concert series for five seasons. He has also performed as an accompanist for some of the best Nigerian individuals and ensembles which include Prof. Laz Ekwueme, MUSON Choir and the Lagos City Chorale for many years.
EXPLORE OUR EXPERTISE
MUSICAL THEATRE/STAGE PRODUCTIONS
We create world-class musical theatre/stage play productions aimed at informing, educating, and entertaining our audiences.
AUDIO/LIGHTING ENGINEERING & DESIGN
We collect, edit, and create sound effects, ambient effects, or any other form of interactive media.
AUDIO/LIGHTING ENGINEERING CONSULTANCY
We create professional animation or digital footage which create the illusion of motion or rotation, and are usually combined with audio for use in multimedia projects
STAGE / SET DESIGN
Stage set design which is also known as scenic design. We create stunning set design for stage play, or where film performance takes place.
We ensure the infrastructure for the scenic, lighting, sound and audio-visual elements of a live event are installed safely, in accordance with technical plans which they are able to read and interpret.
LIVE/VIRTUAL & HYBRID STREAMING
We conduct Live – All attendees are physically present in one location. Virtual – People attend the event entirely online. Hybrid – Some people attend in person, others online.
We initiate, supervise and manage content creation, technical delivery and programming for shows/events.