Our People

Who we are:

Ethnik Festivals Association is a community-based not-for-profit Art and Cultural organization that create platforms for Afro-Canadian/ Caribbean individuals, groups, and collective creators to showcase their unique cultural identities to communities throughout all of Canada and beyond.
We are people of vision, a dynamic organization, and curators of stories and cultural messages of Afro-Canadian traditions. We believe in Artists Development and Research, Learning and Empowerment Programs, the Celebration of Creative Individuals, and our Cultural Identities through the understanding of our unique diversities.

Art serves so superbly as a universal language, a means toward understanding the history, culture, and values of other peoples. To us, it’s a creative and tangible force, a dynamic and ever-evolving cultural substance that is part of our everyday life. It's freely available for us to share, enjoy, and celebrated because sharing Art can create opportunities that will improve the quality of life and wellness of members of our society.
We believe in the Canadian dream and as such see this land as a place where every member of our society is given the opportunity and platform to freely live, love, learn and earn, through the platform of Art and Culture. This what we live for and do as a Canadian community organization.

Our Vision:

To showcase and share the richness of our artistic traditions and empower people to find their own cultural voice.

Our Mission:

Creating dynamic cultural spaces and platforms to celebrate diversity and inclusivity.

EF Team

Olanrewaju Ajayi

Founder/ Artistic & Creative Director

Olufikayo Balogun

Human Resources & Administration

Diella Ocran

Community Engagement & Outreach Lead

Imoleayo Ashogbon

Strategic Consultant &
Training

EF Board of Directors

Olasunmbo Durosola

Chairman

Adejumoke Olatunde

Director

Oluwadamilola Awoniyi

Director

Alaba Onitiri

Director

Oluwatosin Salako

Director

Dr. Kayode Oloniyo

Director

Olufikayo Balogun

Director

Oladayo Oni

Director

Leah Nicholson

Director