Daniel Kumapayi

Bachelor of Music
Music Education; Instrumental

Daniel Kumapayi graduated with a bachelor’s in music education from University of Michigan in December 2020. He currently teaches K-8 music in Chicago, IL at Brentano Math & Science Academy. He was born in Lagos, Nigeria and immigrated to the US when he was five. As a music educator, Daniel wishes to support his community back home. In March 2020, he founded an organization called Àkójọpọ̀ focused on creating accessible means for musicians in Nigeria to pursue their artistic visions. Outside of his daily work, he enjoys anime, calisthenics, and Nigerian food.


optiMize, March 2020
Fellows were provided with mentorships and grant funding to support their self-chosen projects.

Mr. Ivy League pageant, March 2019
Crowned Mr. 1933 at the first Mr. Ivy League Pageant held at the University of Michigan. This event was put on by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® Beta Eta Chapter.