Adewale Simeon Adeyemi
For over 25 years, Adewale Simeon Adeyemi has been the most sought after jazz musician in Nigeria. He plays mostly the drums, but also a multi-talented and astute producer, songwriter and drums teacher. He holds a diploma in music from Lagos state university and he is very active in the local scene especially giving lessons in pioneer institutions like SPAN academy of contemporary music and jazz, Harmonix music school, Rhythm and groove drums academy, Precision Groove Land and Creative Drummers Academy. His rhythmic foundation begins as early as 4 years of age and he has been privileged to share music platform with many great musicians such as Adlan Cruz, Huge Masekela, Onyeka Onwenu, Felix Owusu, Jackie Ankra, Mike Aremu, Bright Gain, OBA, Kuramo Jazz band, Lynn Deshazo, Wale Adenuga, Whitestone Jazz, Adewale's jazz quartet, etc...
Adewale has been privileged to mentor and teach many great Drummers, some of which includes Akin Elegbede (Spain), Abiola Michael Oloyede (Lagbaja), Sunday Adeniyi aka.bishop (Buchi), Gbenga Nathaniel(South Africa) just to mention a few. His musical influence as a drummer includes the likes of Steve Gadd, Dave Weckl, Steve Smith, Dr. Kunle Pinmiloye "aka" Ksticks, Peter Erskine, Nate Smith, Chester Thompson and Jeff Hamilton.
In his musical journey as a drum performer and teacher, he still continues his tradition of inspiring, impacting and educating the younger generation of Drummers through his teaching platform Creative Drummers Academy.
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