Moses Olayinka Akintunde

Lagos | Montpellier

Moses Olayinka Akintunde was born in the Bariga area of Lagos. He is an indigene of Oyo State, the last born of a family of 7.

His prodigious talents sought him out early age of 4 – displaying exceptional dancing skills and a rare performance streak at such a tender age. Soon, he was awarded the Special Recognition award in his community for such a rarefied ability. The multiplicity of his gifting includes dance, football, drumming, acting, modeling and acrobatics. In recognition of his bundle of talents, Moses was awarded the Special Recognition in the community as the Best Dancer in the year 2018.

His professional career began at age 8 with the Footprints of David Arts Academy – a phenomenal Children Theatre Arts Troupe in Bariga – an avant-garde theatre organisation operating in the Bariga area of Lagos that seeks to discover raw artistic talents in children, training them in the arts as well as laying the bedrock of good morals and proper education for the young budding talents.

He hones his creative niche, learning the ropes of the stage, both in dance and theater, with already some laurels to his name. Significantly, he has been involved in numerous performances at both local and international levels. At the age of 11, he is among the few children in the company to embark on tours across Europe and Israel for six years as part of the production of SORRY – a collaborative theatrical project by the Monster Truck company, supported by the Goethe-Institut.


Moses has also collaborated with notable figures in the arts world such as Qudus Onikeku, Professor Wole Soyinka (Africa’s first Nobel laureate), Seun Awobajo (founder of Footprints of David Arts Academy), to name a few.

He has performed in front of dignitaries from around the world, including His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ooni of Ife (Ojaja II), French President Emmanuel Macron, and German President Joachim Gauck. In addition to dance, Moses holds a certificate in photography from CANON. For the media, he has been interviewed by the BBC International Service.

He is a member of the Society for Performing Arts in Nigeria.

Based in Montpellier since September 2023, he is undergoing professional dance studies at Epsedanse Montpellier and is part of the NID company, under the direction of Anne-Marie Porras.

He joined camin’cubateur in January 2024. His first personal work seen in Montpellier is the acclaimed work-in-progress of his solo work When…?, presented as part of the program HYPE OCC CONNEXION in February 2024.