Dr. Loko, Omolara Olasunbo, pursued her music studies at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) and University of Ibadan (UI). She obtained a Diploma in Music Education and a B.A. (Hons) from UNN, followed by an M.A. and Ph.D. in African Music from the Institute of African Studies at UI. Additionally, she completed a P.G.D.E. from Lagos State University, Ojo.

Currently holding the position of Associate Professor of Music, Dr. Loko is a Fellow of the Association of Nigerian Musicologists (FANIM) and served as the Immediate Past President of the Society of Music Educators of Nigeria (SOMEN). She is also serving as the Acting Dean of the College of Humanities Education at Lagos State University of Education in Oto/Ijanikin, Lagos. With a wealth of experience in research and music education, she has authored numerous articles in ethnomusicology, focusing particularly on Church music, which have been published in reputable local and international journals. Additionally, she has provided her expertise as a consultant and resource person for various schools, Churches, and private groups. Actively engaged in conferences, symposiums, and workshops both locally and internationally, she continues to contribute significantly to the field of music education and ethnomusicology. Her research specifically centers on the sacred music of African Indigenous Churches, with a particular focus on the Cherubim and Seraphim Movement Church (Ayo ni o) in Lagos, Nigeria.  Her research extends also into the indigenous music practices within both secular and religious contexts, particularly among marginalized populations, notably women. She is a flutist who received flute training from the distinguished Afro-American flutist, Dr. Richard Donald Smith

  1. i. Books 
    1. Adedeji, S.O., Loko, O.O.&  Loko, O.O. (2019). Singing to Save or Entertain? Selected Female Gospel Musicians in Nigeria. Ile-Ife:Timade Ventures ( Local ) 
    2. Loko, O.O. (2016). Music Ministry in the Church. Ibadan; Joytall Printing Press. (Local) 
    3. Loko, O.O.& Loko, O.O (2016). 15 Yoruba Melodies Arranged for Flute with Piano Accompaniment. Ibadan; Joytal Printing Press ( Local )
    ii. Chapters in Books 
    1. Loko, O.O. & Loko, O.O. (2018).  Investigating Compositional Elements & Techniques in Femi Adedeji’s Gospel Songs. In Femi Abiodun (Ed.). Music, Musicology and the Gospel in Nigeria. (Pp 169-194). Ile-Ife: Timade Ventures. ( Local )
    2. Obidike.M.A., Loko, O.O. & Loko,O.O (2017). An Examination of the External Elements in Transformative Growth of Nigerian HipHop. In Femi Adedeji, Christian Onyeji & Nnamdi Onuora-Oguno (Eds.). Musical Horizons in Africa (Essays and Perspectives). (Pp. 194-201). Ile-Ife: Timade Ventures. ( Local ) 
    3. Loko, O.O., Okunade, A.O. & Ogunbona, S.O. (2017).The Involvement of Women in Musical Activities of Churches in Lagos. In Ajetunmobi, R.o (Ed.). The Strides of a Giant: Mrs. Ajayi Elizabeth Adenike. History, Education and Humanities. (Pp. 296-303). Ibadan: Joytal Printing Press. ( Local )
    4. Loko, O.O. (2015). Music in Lagos State: Communicative Role. Lagos and its Environs: From different Perspectives. (Pp 79-93). Lagos: Campus Mouthpiece.  ( Local )
    5. Loko, O.O., Faniyi, K.O. & Odunuga,A.F. (2014). Feminity in Art Music: Contribution of Women to Nigerian Art Music. In Aluede,C.O., Samuel, K.M..& Adedeji,S.O. (Eds.). African Musicology:Past,Present and Future. (Pp. 327-337). Ile-Ife: Timade Ventures. (Local )
    6. Loko, O.O. (2013). Contributions of Nigerian women gospel musicians to national development. In Adedina, F.A., & E.T. Bolaji (Eds.), Religion and National Development. (Pp. 148-160). Lagos: Gazelle Books. ( Local )
    7.Loko, O.O. (2012). Analysis of Ayo Bankole’s Adura fun Alaafia: A vocal composition. In Shaka, F. & Omibiyi-Obidike, M.A. (Eds.). Music and Theatre Arts in Africa. (Pp. 274 – 285). Lagos: Lagos State University Press.  ( Local )

iii. Journal Articles
1. Loko, O.O. (2023). Traditions and Innovations in the Liturgical Music of the Cherubim and Seraphim Movement Church (Ayo Ni O) Lagos State. African Musicology Online, 12(2) 81-89. ISSN (online). 1994-7712. Doi: http://doi.org/10.58721/amo.v12;2.344. Research Gate – https://www.researchgate.net.

2. Loko, O.O. & Ekpo, O.E. (2022). Analytical Discourse on the Performance and Compositional Techniques of Hannatu Gani’s Indigenous Gospel Songs. Journal of Association of Nigerian Musicologists (JANIM) Vol. 16. Pg.106-119. https://www.ajol.info. ( Local )


3. Ekpo, O.E. & Loko , O.O. (2022). Safeguarding the Cultural and Natural Heritage of the Jukun People through Music Composition and Performance. Cultural Arts Research and Development. Japan Bilingual Publishing Co. Pg. 11-21 (International)

4. Loko, O.O. & Adedina, N.O. (2022). Embracing Music Intervention as Stimulus for Children’s Learning. Journal of Nigerian Music Education. Vol. 14. Pp 304-321. https://www.nigerianjournalsonline.com/index.php//jonmed/issue/view/393.

5. Loko, O.O. (2021). Favorite Hymns of Comrade Samuel Akanni Akindele from Musicological Perspective. “In History, Education, Society and Unionism (HESAU). Journal of Department of History and Diplomatic Studies, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Vol. 2, No. 1, Pg. 17-28. ( Local )

6. Loko, O.O. (2021). Textual Interpretation of some Selected Yoruba Songs of Ebenezer Obey Fabiyi. Journal of School of Languages (JOSLAN) Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Vol. 2, No. 5, Pp. 228 – 245 ( Local )

7. Loko, O.O & Melekeowei, M.O.(2020). Issues of Music Methodology in the 9-Year Basic Education. Journal of Educational Research and Studies. Vol.1, Pp. 55 – 62. ( Local )

8. Loko, O.O. (2020). Choir Rehearsals During Covid-19 Pandemic in Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM), Lagos. Journal of Nigerian Music Education. Vol. I2, Pp. 38-50.https://www.nigerianjournalsonmline.com ( Local )

9. Adedeji, S.O & Loko, O.O. (2019). African Sensibility in the Training of Nigerian Gospel Musicians. Journal of Nigerian Music Education. Vol. II, Pp. 53-67. ( Local )

10. Obidike, M.A., Loko, O.O. & Faniyi, K.O. (2019). The Corpus of African American Music: Alternative Forms of Religious Music in Pentecostal Churches in Nigeria. In OBODOM Journal of Music and Aesthetics. Department of Music, University of Uyo, Uyo. Vol. 3. No. 1-2. Pp. 25-33. Research Gate https://www.researchgate.net (Local )

11. Loko ,O.O & Loko, O.O (2017). Analytical Study of Haruna Ishola’s Compositional Techniques in “Ina Ran”. Journal of African Musicology Online. Vol. 7. No.1. Pp. 88-106. Https://www.researchgate.net ( International)

12. Loko, O.O. & Faniyi, K.O.( 2017). Functions and Features of Choruses in the Contemporary Nigeria Church Worship: Examples of the Redeemed Christian Church of God and the Catholic Church. In Ondo Journal of Arts and Social Sciences. Vol. XVII. No. 1. Pp. 73-86 ( Local )

13. Loko, O.O (2015). Femininity in Christian Liturgy: The Involvement of Women in Liturgical Music of Cherubim and Seraphim Church Movement (Ayo Ni o), Lagos. Awka Journal of Research in Music and the Arts. Vol. 11. Pp. 179 -190. ( Local )

14. Loko, O.O. (2014). Music Education in Nigerian Schools: A Sustainable and Developmental tool for Cultural Diversity. Journal of Nigerian Music Education. Publication of Conference of Music Educators in Nigeria. (COMEN). No. 6. Pp. 76-82
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15. Loko, O.O. (2013). Textual Interpretation of Indigenous Yoruba Songs used in Worship in the Redeemed Christian Church of God. Awka Journal of Research in Music and the Arts.. Vol. 9. Pp. 102-108. ( Local )

16. Loko, O.O. (2013). Integrating technology into music education in Nigeria. Journal of Conference of Music Educators in Nigeria (COMEN). Vol. 4 & 5. Pp. 131-137. ( Local )

17. Loko, O.O.& Loko, O.O. (2013). Musical Performance Practices in the Worship in Cherubim and Seraphim Church Movement (Ayo Ni o),Lagos. Journal of the Association of Nigerian Musicologists (JANIM).Vol. 7. Pp. 342 – 352. ( Local )

18. Loko ,O.O. & Loko, O.O. (2012). Liturgical forms of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church Movement (Ayo Ni o), An African Indigenous Church. In Journal of the Association of Nigerian Musicologists. Vol. 6. Pp. 273-285 ( Local )

19. Loko, O.O.& Loko, O.O. (2010). The emergence of indigenous music on the liturgy of Nigerian indigenous churches: Christ Apostolic Church. African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge. Vol. 1. No.2 Pp. 20-36 ( Local )

20. Loko, O.O. & Loko, O.O. (2009). The internet and music industry in Nigeria. Nigerian Music Review. Journal of the Department of Music Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Vol. 9 & 10. Pp. 215-224. ( Local )

21. Loko, O.O & Loko, O.O (2009). Growth of music recording industry in Nigeria: 1940 – 1960. In Awka Journal of Research in Music and the Arts, (AJRMA). Vol. 6. Pp. 61-69 (Local )

22. Loko,O.O. & Loko, O.O. (2008). The growth of the music recording industry in Nigeria from 1900 to 1940. Awka Journal of Research in Music and the Arts, (AJRMA). Vol. 5. Pp. 206 – 215. ( Local )

23. Loko, O.O. (2006). The evolution of hip hop music in Nigeria. Journal of School of Arts and Social Sciences (JASSLINK). AOCOED. Vol. 8. No. 1. Pp. 205-211. ( Local )

24. Loko, O.O. (2005). The Functional Role of Music in Egungun Festivals in Oto Awori land of Lagos. Journal of Association of Nigerian Musicologists (ANM). Vol. 1, No. 1. Pg. 212 – 223 ( Local )