Adedeji & The Neo Yoruba People
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Adedeji & The Neo Yoruba People

Athens, Attica, Greece | INDIE

Athens, Attica, Greece | INDIE
Band World Singer/Songwriter


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"Singer/songwriter Adedeji Delivers Stylistically Open Musical Vision On New CD"

It's appropriate that the title of singer/songwriter Adedeji's new album, "Ajo," means "journey" when translated in English. After all, Adedeji's life has mostly been a journey, even musically. Adedeji doesn't let stylistic borders limit his creative vision; "Ajo" has a wildly open-minded scope, absorbing jazz, folk, and world music. - Mi2N via Wavelenght

"Singer/songwriter Adedeji unites African music with jazz on new album"

the sun-drenched piano, wind-swept melodies, and warm, folksy guitars of "Ile-Ife" are difficult to resist.
- Wavelength Radio Promotion

"Adedeji From west africa to the world"

It was the diverse music my father played at home, we could wake up with Handel's “Messiah," Mozart, or Beethoven. At noon it would be Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade, Ebenezer Obey, Haruna Ishola, Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, and Louis Armstrong. By night I would be singing all of the parts. - All about jazz by Wavelength Radio Promotion


Saxtee stepping out 2005
Mc yinka- alana album 2008
Yannis Kassetas-funk abbyss 2009
Elvis Ediagboya -prayer album 2010
Adedeji- Ajo debut album 2012(cdbaby)



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 is musical accolades includes performing with lagbaja, ayo bankole, sammie okposo, steve rhodes orchestra, salvador shango,sound sultan.he has performed festivals and concerts like, apollo theatre(greece),world music day(Greece),Documentary festival (thessaloniki),african art fest(madrid),shout 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.