ARTISTE OF THE WEEK – ADEMOLA ADEJAYAN
When I started out Professionally as a Singer in 2000, there weren’t too many young people my age who were singing at the time, but from year 2000 – 2004 emerged so many young String players and other instrumentalists who had either just started their careers or were on the brink of it. Names like Ernest Bisong, Kehinde Kpokpogbe, Femi Eniolorunda, Babatunde Adedotun, Adejayan Ademola and Oyeyemi Gbenga who had just picked up the French horn at that time, to mention a few. It was a good season to kick-start our careers in Music as those were the period we had the opportunity to perform works of high standards, even though some of us were still trying to find our feet; Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Gabriel Faure and Mozart’s Requiem among other finger and jaw breaking pieces both with the Muson Symphony Orchestra/Lagos Chamber Orchestra and City Chorale/Muson Choirs of old.
Today, boys are now men and have moved onto greater heights musically.
The artistes of this week Ademola Adejayan aka Danisog, has come a long way and has carved a niche for himself. The diminutive yet mighty Violinist has also produced outstanding Violinist who are making waves today in the Classical Music scene.
A native of Ondo state, ‘Demola as he is popularly known was persuaded by his elder brother ‘Shola “Suppy” Adejayan, also a great Pianist, to learn the Violin. ‘Demola was referred to ‘Dele Olumide who fixed his first borrowed violin and also introduced him to Classical Violin.
‘Demola played with the Muson Symphony Orchestra for some years and he recounts a good experience having played alongside other renowned Instrumentalists;
“Those years greatly improved me as a violinist. Playing under the baton of Maestro Thomas Kanitz increased my appreciation for the little details we easily overlook in classical music. It aided my performance as an orchestra Violinist in terms of listening, interpretation, blend and volume”
‘Demola is one among very few Classical Musicians who are able to do other genres of Music, according to him, he never wanted to be boxed into one genre of music.
A graduate of Microbiology with a Distinction from Yaba College of Technology, ‘Demola has also acquired several certificates in Music, passing them in flying colours. He is currently in the USA, where he’s wrapping up studies in Molecular Genetics (Graduate school).
Recently, he released two covers; Hotline Bling by Drake and Shakiti Bobo by Olamide and is set to drop an EP Album along with his personal compositions.
To download audio/video files, click links below.
Hotline Bling AUDIO, http://9jabaze.com/music/view/42024573
Danisog is a Producer, Performer, Song Writer and Teacher.
Most of the best new generation Violinists in Nigeria are products of this great man. Such young, vibrant and fantastic Violinists like; Vincent Haastrup, David Etim, Nduka , Theophilus, Charles David, Segun Akinduro, Etakan Israel, Agbozie Daniel, Damilola Olorunfunmi among others.
Please put your hands together for this dynamic young man DEMOLA “DANISOG” ADEJAYAN
I CELEBRATE YOU TODAY!
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