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Adedeji
Artist
Nigeria
Influences: African , North American
Genres: afrobeat, afrojazz, afrofunk, yoruba folk, fuji, juju, highlife
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Afreekanism Album release Hello Friends!   I'm pleased to annouce  the pre-release of my second Album Afreekanism  today on Itunes  while Official release date is 3rd of March with european tour to support, you can check the link below to  enjoy the preview or listen to a full track on Itunes. -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jamBtPpePIk  kindly visit my website www.adedejiadetayo.com for more information on the tour.    Musically Yours  Adedeji more
Afreekanism Indiegogo Campaign https://igg.me/at/adedejiafreekanismalbum/x/14333437 Hello Friends,Family and Music Lovers! Yesterday I launched a campaign on Indiegogo for the completion of my second Album Afreekanism, Its been long time coming and I need your support to make this Happen. Afreekanism is deeply rooted in African idioms and I have already recorded and mixed several tracks but have more in the making.The album will be informative yet entertaining, reflecting on freedom of political and musical expression but with an irresistible groove. Afreekanism is a very conceptual album, from the writing to costume made by a great African designer Ore Apparel , to the photo shoot which was shot by award wining Nigerian Photographer Adeola Olagunju in the Yoruba historical land Ile-Ife. it features musicians from Nigeria, U.K, US, Netherlands, Greece, Senegal.  Please support this campaign by clicking on the link below.We have put together different perks and you can also help by sharing ,hashtag Adedeji afreekanism, posting on social media to friends that might be interested as well. kindly get involved and let us tell a wonderful African story together. Thank you very much in anticipation. more
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Photo by: Adedeji
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ABOUT
Adedeji's music is an infusion of the Traditional African style with a progressive attitude and the modern sound of jazz and funk music, creating music that is rhythmically and technically sophisticated, harmonically rich and melodically compelling. Among his evident influences are Traditional Nigerian musics,George Benson, Wes Montgomery, Charlie Parker, King Sunny Ade and Fela Kuti. Miles Davis to mention a few.

As a follow up for his well-regarded debut album ‘Ajo’, Adedeji released a new single, ‘C.O.P.’ The song comes from his personal experience as a frequent traveler and touring musician, and touches on the delicate issue of immigration, addressing the reasons that makes someone leave their country and what they have to face at borders, airports and eventually abroad.

Music found its way into Adedeji’s heart at the early age of 5, when he joined the church choir, and by the age of 10, he was leading the choir, even though he was largely self-taught. Later, he worked prolifically as a backing vocalist, and also produced local artists in Nigeria. By the time he was18, his voice could he heard all over Nigeria, in radio jingles and adverts and on movie sound tracks.

He studied music technology at the Polytechnic, Ibadan for two years, and creative art at the University of Lagos. He has a degree in Performance from the London College of Music, and is a graduate in Jazz Guitar/Vocals at Prince Claus Conservatory, Netherlands, where he won the 2012 VNO NCW Noord Talent Award.

The year 2007 saw Adedeji relocate to Greece where he performs almost every night as a singer and guitarist, as well as working in the studios. He divides his time between Nigeria and Greece as well as touring around Europe and Africa.

His musical CV includes performing with Hind, Ruben Hein, the NNO orchestra, Lionel Loueke, JD Walter, Femi Temowo, Gene Jackson, Lagbaja, Ayo Bankole, the Steve Rhodes Orchestra, Salvador Shango ,Brice Wassy and many more. He features on Mc Yinka's Alana album,The Worm food london labels adobo nation 1,Yannis Kassetas Funk Abyss album, Elvis E's Prayer album; he arranged and composed songs for Salvador Sango in his role as lead singer/rhythm guitarist and his compositions feature on the band’s 2005 debut album. Adedeji has performed at various festivals and events such as World Music Day 2006/2009 (Greece), Documentary Festival (Thessaloniki, Greece), African Art Fest (Madrid), Sing Out Gospel Concerts (Germany), Gideon Festival (Netherlands), Swinging in Groningen(Netherlands), Kalamata Jazz Festival (Greece), Amsterdam Gospel Festival, Stukafest (Groningen, Netherlands), Enclave de Agua Festival (Soria, Spain),Tanjazz Festival and Jazzablanca Festival (Morocco), Mamajazz festival (Lithuania), and Bayelsa Jazz Festival (Nigeria), to name but a few.