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Laurel, Maryland, United States | SELF

Laurel, Maryland, United States | SELF
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KELVIN NAJITE IKPENI was born in his native country, Nigeria, and he goes by the stage name NAJITE. He is a Jazz, Gospel, R&B, Fusion and Contemporary Guitarist based in Laurel Maryland. Najite came to the United States in the summer of 2005, in pursuit of music. He started playing the Guitar as a teenager in his local church. His enthusiasm, hope, dream and desire to grow and become a professional jazz musician, was very high. He then moved from his home town to Lagos, Nigeria, there he met other fellow musicians and learned very fast as he achieved his dream. Over the years, Najite has worked with so many churches including one of the fastest growing church in Lagos, Nigeria; House On The Rock in the A team, he has also played with well known and renown musicians, like Lionel Peterson, Ron Kenoly, Bishop TD Jakes, Donnie McClurkin, Cindy Trimm, Alvin Slaughter and Marvin L Winans. Najite has also served as a Music Director and Band Leader for the CORA Award Winner, Sammie Okposo and The X-Generation Band. He was also one of the few musicians that were selected to attend the South African Film and Television Market (SYTHENGI) in South Africa 2003.
Najite came to the US in search of new ideas for his rhythmic, melodic and harmonic jazz phrasing.
By releasing his Debut Album, GENESIS OF ME, Najite has also added a brand new style and genre to the music world, and it is called NEO LIFE. The Neo Life style of playing came from Neo soul, smooth jazz and his native high life rhythm. Najite is very talented and he is a gift from God to this generation. Najite also has a 5piece band called Exponent5 which he produces and directs. The group is committed to play all kinds of music, from jazz to Gospel, R&B, soul, fusion, Neo soul, Neo life, smooth jazz, etc.
Kelvin Najite Ikpeni is a jazz recording artist and he plays his own style of music (Neo Life Groove) and currently resides in Laurel, MD. USA. He has a diploma in Biblical studies from The Redeemeder bible College and Chesapeake Bible College & Seminary. Najite has recorded with many artists and just release his debut album Genesis of Me.