In 1995 Lekan Babalola founded the Ifa-Yoruba Contemporary Arts Trust, a UK based registered charity trust committed to fostering the development of Yoruba arts and culture.

As Artistic Director of Ifa-Yoruba he has commissioned and Curated a series of visual arts works, including “16 Pieces ” – an exhibition of contemporary Yoruba paintings by artists throughout the African Diaspora and “Erindinlogun” – a collection of 28 batik drawings by Nigerian based artist Taiwo Adediran.

In the last few years Olalekan has undertaken education work as part of his artistic programme and has an on-going relationships both in the UK, USA, Europe, Caribbean and Africa as a percussionist,, art Curator tutor, band leader / composer and producer.