Segun Akinola is a composer based in the UK. After initially learning the piano and drums at a young age, he later turned his attention to composition, graduating from the Birmingham Conservatoire with first-class honours.
Segun has written music for the documentary '1 Way Up', produced by Academy Award-winning American producers Shine Global which aired on MTV One in 2014, along with scoring 'Tara’s Ticket To: The French Riviera' for Australian production company Embassy Pictures. His credits also include scoring the promotional video for Stewart Ross’ book 'The Soterion Mission' for HMT Productions based in London. He has also worked on a number of short films, including providing music for 'Percentage Chance', a co-production between Inglenook Productions and Darkwood Films. Segun has written music for a number of iPhone, iPad and online games including 'Godsweeper' created by +AsDesigned Games. His experience prior to this includes working as an assistant to award-winning, composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist Michael J McEvoy.
Segun has recently finished writing music for film education charity Into Film for their project with Aardman Animations in conjunction with the release of 'Shaun the Sheep Movie'. He will soon be scoring the Radix Film production 'The Trip', starring Sope Dirisu (The Mill) and Gillian Saker (Misfits, Ripper Street) along with other projects.
In addition to this work, Segun has also written for the concert hall. His wind and brass chamber piece 'Solstice' received its premiere in 2014 along with 'Aurora' which is written for large orchestra and three drummers.