Eli Fola is a Nigerian born, New York based multimedia artist, saxophonist, DJ and music producer. His debut EP, “The Platform”, was released on March 28, 2016. The project was inspired by his love for jazz and electronic music and his experiences being an African living in the United States. His work has been featured in publications such as Wonderland Magazine, Fashion Glossary UK, Okayplayer, Okayafrica, Milk Media, and Impose Magazine. Eli is the founder of Tech Afrique, an independent record label and event company that serves as a platform for releasing his projects. The company hosts a monthly visual art and music event in Brooklyn, NY known as The Communion. Tech Afrique is also the musical sound he is pioneering.
In early 2017, Eli made his TED Conference debut under TedxCuny as a speaker and performer, focusing on how music can be used to reconcile and highlight differences in culture and identity. He is presently a graduate student at The City College of New York pursing a master’s degree in Branding and Integrated Communications. Eli Fola performed at Swizz Beatz Art Basel event No Commission in Miami opening for acts such as Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, ASAP Rocky and Swizz Beatz