Adedeji is a prolific singer, guitarist and composer, born and raised in the vibrant city of Lagos, West Africa.
Adedeji’s music is an infusion of Traditional African music with a progressive attitude and modern sound of jazz, funk and soul music, creating music that is rhythmically and technically sophisticated, harmonically rich, and melodically compelling. Among his evident influences are George Benson, Wes Montgomery, Charlie Parker, King Sunny Ade, and Fela Kuti.
Has a follow up for His debut album ‘Ajo’ , Adedeji has released a new single C.O.P. A song that comes from his personal experience, as a frequent traveler and a touring musician, and touches the delicate issue of immigration, addressing the reasons that makes someone leave his country, as well as what someone has to face at the 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 was 18, 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 of 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, and featured artist in many diverse projects and album.
He spends the last years Between Nigeria and Greece as well as touring around Europe and Africa.
His musical CV includes performing with the NNO orchestra, Lionel Loueke, JD Walter, Femi Temowo, Gene Jackson,Hind, Ruben Hein, Lagbaja, Ayo Bankole, the Steve Rhodes Orchestra, Salvador Shango and many more. He features on Mc Yinka’s Alana album,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 series in various cities in (Germany), Gideon Festival (Netherlands), Swinging in Groningen Netherlands, Kalamata Jazz Festival (Greece), Amsterdam Gospel Festival, Stukafest (Groningen, Netherlands), Enclave de Agua Festival (Soria, Spain),jazzablanca and Tanjazz festival Morocco, Naijazz Festival , Bayelsa jazz Festival Nigeria to name but a few.
This March he released his follow up album a double Album with the title Afreekanism which features over 50 musicians from different part of the world including the legendary Dr Orlando Julius Ekemode. Award winning Nigerian percussionist Lekan Babalola , 2 different Female choral groups, one from Nigeria Adunni & Nefretiti and the Other from Greece the group Fones.
This album is an eclectic Afrocentric music with a blend of jazz funk , soul and everything in between.
Its available on cdbaby , iTunes, Applemusic , Amazon.