Leon Mobley - Updated Feb 2024

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Leon Mobley

Leon Mobley is a professional percussionist and drummer from the United States of America. Leon Mobley founded Da Lion and Djimbe West African Drummers and Dances and serves as the artist and musical director.

Early Life

Leon Mobley was born in Massachusetts, United States on February 27, 1961. He is currently 62 years old as of 2023 and his zodiac sign is Pisces according to the astrological chart. Moreover, he holds American citizenship as of birth in the US and belongs to the All-American ethnicity.

However, there is no information about his parent’s identity and their profession available on online sources. We can assume that he had a wonderful childhood due to his success and his good personality.

Leon Mobley – Education

Leon studied under the tutelage of Nigerian master drummer Babatunde Olatunji for 10 years at the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. This is the only information about his educational background available on the internet.

Professional Career

Leon Mobley started his career as a child actor on PBS Television’s show titled Zoom which aired in 1973. He joined the Bokan-Deye Dance Company and studied under the directorship of Senegalese master drummer Ibrahim Camara in 1977. In 1991 he went to South Africa and performed with returning exiles Letta Mbulu, Caiphus Semenya, and Hugh Masekela.

From 1979 to 1981, he studied and performed in Surinam, South America, Trinidad & Tobago, and throughout the West Indies. Later, he continued his studies in Senegal and Gambia in 1982. After that, he traveled to Japan in 1987 and 1992 where he taught and performed West African Drumming and Dancing.

Caption: Leon Mobley performing in the concert (Source: Facebook)

During this time, he visited the home of Kodo a percussion group Sado Island in a cultural exchange program. Moreover, he also performed and lectured throughout the US and toured Germany, Italy, and Israel.

He produced, recorded, conducted clinics, and performed with his group Da Lion while traveling to these countries. Moreover, he became a signature series artist with Remo who manufactured and marketed the Leon Mobley custom-designed African drums since 1983.

He taught at community centres and conducted workshops and school tours at Berklee College of Music while he was in Boston. Besides that, he worked as a musical director at a private school Paige Academy in Roxbury, Massachusetts. In 1986, he moved to Los Angeles and he continued to teach at UCLA, Parks and Recreation, and Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Theater.

He founded Da Lion and Djimbe West African Drummers and Dancers to preserve African cultures and present traditional West African-American dance and music to North American audiences. Moreover, he is the musical and artistic director of these groups.

Net Worth 2023

He has an estimated net worth of around $500k as of 2023. Moreover, he earns around $60k dollars as a drummer and he also teaches in various institutes and works as a musician.

Relationship Status

Leon Mobley is in a relationship according to his Instagram handle where he shared a picture with a woman and said that she is his queen. However, he has not revealed the identity of this woman to the public and has kept her identity secret. Besides that, there is no further information about his previous relationship as he has not mentioned being in a relationship before.

This musician has never been part of any kind of controversy during his lifetime. Moreover, he likes to teach in various institutes and colleges and any kind of controversy can hamper his reputation. He likes to enjoy teaching and enjoy moments of his life without any controversy.

Body Measurements

Caption: Leon Mobley posing for a photo (Source: Facebook)

This man has black eyes and black dreadlocks hair. He has an average height and weight but the exact measurements are not available on online sources.

Leon Mobley – Social Media

This musician is pretty active on social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. His official Instagram account @leonmobley has 6211 followers. On Twitter, he has 1178 followers on his account @LeonMobley.

His Facebook page Leon Mobley has over 2.8 thousand followers and over 2.7 thousand likes. He also runs a YouTube channel titled Leon Mobley – Topic with 117 subscribers.