Olabode Festus Omojola

Five College Professor of Music

Olabode Festus Omojola portrait

Contact & Office Hours

213 Pratt Hall, Mount Holyoke College



Ph.D., University of Leicester

M.A., University of Ibadan

B.A., University of Nigeria


Olabode Omojola’s research focuses on African music, with emphasis on West African, Nigerian and Yorùbá traditions. His work has explored indigenous and modern musical traditions, and addressed themes including:

  • performance practice;
  • creative ethnomusicology;
  • music, identity, and social dynamics;
  • music and politics;
  • diasporic perspectives; and
  • intercultural aesthetics.

As a Five College professor, Omojola teaches at Smith and the four other institutions in the Five College Consortium. He taught previously at the University of Ilorin in Nigeria and at Northeastern University in Boston.