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By Damilola Faustino

The song that will accompany the new season of Doctor Who will be scored by composer, Segun Akinola. He is British of Nigerian descent. So, we have the right to claim him!

The eleventh series of the iconic BBC show will also mark Jodie Whittaker’s first season in the titular role.

Akinola – a graduate of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and a winner of the BAFTA Breakthrough Brit award – will write the music for all ten episodes of season 11. He takes over from Murray Gold, who had worked on the show since 2005.

Part of Akinola’s work with Doctor Who will see him deliver a fresh take on the show’s well-known theme song – which has been the case for each new season of Doctor Who since it returned to screens in 2005.

The composer said in a statement that he was “absolutely thrilled” to have landed the job with Doctor Who.

“Doctor Who is woven into the fabric of British culture and recognised globally,” he said. “I am absolutely thrilled to be given the privilege of working on such a beloved series and to bring my musical voice to it.”

Congratulations!

Read also: Jodie Whitaker Debuts Her Doctor Who Role

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