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Adedeji

Adedeji is a prolific singer, guitarist and composer who was born and raised in one of the largest cities of West Africa, the vibrant and funky city of Lagos.
A career in Music wouldn't have been a choice for him, as survival was meant to be the priority of most people. However, music found its way to his heart at the early age of 5 before he joined the church choir. By the age of 10 he was already leading the choir through classical pieces and beyond, even though not classically trained.
Adedeji's first music teacher was himself. He learnt to read music notation and played a bit of clarinet during this same period, he was all around as a session musician doing backing vocals as well as producing local artist. At the age of 18, His voice was all over Nigerian radio jingles and adverts, as well as movie sound tracks and records, he arranged and composed songs for salvador sango when he was the lead singer/rhythm guitarist.
He had 2yrs study of music technology at the polytechnic Ibadan before moving to the university of lagos to study creative art for few semesters,After a friend showed him just two chords on the guitar , He immensely socked himself in the masterful art of George Benson, Wes Montgomery,charlie parker,king sunny ade, fela kuti and many more
The year 2006 Adedeji travelled to Greece to perform at the world music day and after his return to Nigeria, he relocated a year after to Greece where he spent time performing almost every night, doubling as a singer and guitarist as well as recording artist, he took music courses at the london college of music where he has degrees in performance and also at prins claus conservatory Netherlands where he is presently studying jazz.
Some of his musical accolades includes performing with lagbaja, ayo bankole, sammie okposo, steve rhodes orchestra, salvador shango,sound sultan.he has performed festivals and concerts at, The apollo theatre(greece),world music day(Greece),Documentary festival (thessaloniki),African art fest(madrid),sing out gospel(Germany),Gideon festival(Netherlands) , swinging in groningen and Kalamata jazz festival. To name a few.
His new and first album as a leader is an infusion of traditional african style with progressive attitude and modern sound of jazz and funk music, creating a music that is rhythmically and technically broad and harmonically rich,melodically and emotionally compelling .it was recorded in 5 different countries and features some of the best players around the world including The Award winning jazz guitarist Lionel Loueke.
www.adedejiadetayo.com