Thomas King Ekundayo Phillips

PHILLIPS, Thomas King Ekundayo, b. Ondo State, Nigeria, 8 March 1884; d. Lagos, Nigeria, 10 July 1969. Born into the family of Bishop Charles Samuel Phillips of the Anglican Communion, he was the father of five children. Phillips graduated from Trinity College of Music, London (1914), majoring in organ and violin. He was the second Nigerian to receive a bachelor’s degree in music from this institution. Phillips was appointed in 1914 to the position of Organist and Master of the Music at the renowned Anglican Cathedral Church of Christ, Lagos, Nigeria, a position he held for 48 years. Before this appointment, he was organist at St John’s Anglican Church, Aroloya, and St Paul’s Anglican...

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