Baba Olatunji

Official Website of World Renowned Grammy Award-Winning Virtuoso Drummer, Producer, Social Activist, Educator & Recording Artist Baba Olatunji

    OLATUNJI PRIZE FOR ARTS & Culture-2017


The Nigerian American Multi-Service Association (NAMSA) of Massachusetts has established an award to honor the late Babatunde Olatunji, legendary African Drummer, Educator, Social Activist, Recording Artist, and Cultural Ambassador.  The award honors the remarkable contributions of Dr. Olatunji in promoting African Arts and Culture and will be known as the "Olatunji Prize for African Arts and Culture"


The award will be bestowed annually on artists whose works exemplify the best of African, Afro-Caribbean and African American Arts and Culture. The inaugural ceremony will take place at the University of Massachusetts Boston, in the Snowden Auditorium on Saturday, August 26, 2017, at 5:00pm.

If you have any questions regarding this upcoming event please email Sade Olatunji at