David Ajao

Actor / Voice / Writer

David Ajao

David Ajao

THE BIG BREAKFAST (Channel 4)

THERE’S MO TO LIFE (Live)

HOLBY CITY (BBC One)

SUNNY D (BBC One)

South East London’s Ajao is hugely exciting emerging writer with particular specialism in comedy and British Theatre. Raised in Peckham, of Nigerian descent, David has worked on scripted projects with Mo Gilligan, Kiell Smith-Bynoe, the prestigious Old Vic, New Voices and is one of main editorial leads on the new Big Breakfast relaunch for Channel 4.

David is also a highly praised actor, with extensive performances with the Royal Shakespeare Company, including Orlando in As You Like it, Pompey In Measure for Measure and Montano in Othello. He was also part of the Australia and New Zealand Tour of Barbershop Chronicles for The National Theatres and will soon be seen Channel 4’s upcoming drama Close to Me and BBC’s Superhoe. Other written projects as cast include Romeo and Juliet (Unicorn Theatre), Primetime (Royal Court), Superjohn (Pleasance 2, Edinburgh Fringe), Otieno (Southwark Playhouse), Remix (Battersea Arts Centre), Gangs of Tooting Broadway (Film), Urban Mischief (Box Clever Theatre) and Duwayne (The Old Hove Market Brighton).

In 2021 David became Deputy Artistic Director of Brixton based Box Clever Theatre company.