Jumoké Fashola - Birmingham Rep

Jumoké Fashola

Jumoké Fashola is an award winning Radio & Television Broadcaster, Jazz Singer and Actress. She currently presents J to Z on BBC Radio 3 and Sunday Breakfast - Inspirit for BBC Radio London. Her other radio credits include, Everywoman (BBC World Service), Pause for Thought (BBC Radio 2), You and Yours (BBC Radio 4). 

Jumoké's theatre credits include Zawe Ashton's For All the Women Who Thought They Were Mad (Hackney Showroom), Kurt Weill's Lost in the Stars, Lola Shoneyin's The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives, Bola Agbaje's House Of Corrections, Song for a Phoenix (Coventry Olympic Torch Relay), Wole Soyinka's Trials of Brother Jero, Ola Rotimi's Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again, Leonard Bernstein's Mass, Bode Osayin's The Shattered Bridge, Africa, New Season, Election Fever

Her self-penned one woman shows include, Dirty Little Secrets, performed at the London Festival of Cabaret 2015, Bush Theatre's Radar Festival 2015 and St James Theatre Studio; Protest - Divas & Revolutions recorded live for BBC Radio 3, performed at the EFG London Jazz Festival, Royal Albert Hall - Elgar Room & The Pheasantry. 

Her television acting credits include Mirror in the Sun, Village Headmaster, For Better for Worse, The Adio Family. TV presenting credits include reporting for the Holiday Programme, Summer Praise and a 52 part children's series, Superbook

As a vocalist, she has appeared at the Royal Albert Hall alongside Dionne Warwick, performed with Bobby McFerrin at the Meltdown Festival - Royal Festival Hall, sung Handel's Messiah at the London Arena, performed alongside the Royal Ballet for the Gary Avis & Friends Benefit Gala and was a featured singer at Tate Modern. In 2019, she became the first woman ever, to sing the role of the Evangelist in Bach's St John Passion performed with the Chorus of Dissent. Her debut album, The Condition of Being a Woman was released in 2014. 

She is the creator and host of the monthly Jazz Verse Jukebox, (which had a 7-year residency at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, London), now based at Hoxton Hall, London.