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Yemi Sax

Biography

Adeyemi Joseph Adeosun popularly known as ''YEMISAX''a.k.a”Nigerian Sax King’’ or AFRICA'S SAX ORACLE is one of Nigeria's best international saxophone player with dexterity that can be compared with the likes of world renowned saxophone players like Kenny G, Kirk Whalum, Dave koz, Gerald Albright, Najee etc.

Adeyemi Joseph Adeosun - Yemi Sax

Adeyemi Joseph Adeosun - Yemi Sax

Birth Name: Adeyemi Joseph Adeosun

Born: 1981

Genre: Soul/Jazz

He is the pioneer of Afro-hip-jazz in Nigeria because of his ability to fuse Hip-hop, jazz, and African rhythm together. He is popularly known for his sweet smooth jazz saxophone remixes of popular local and international tunes. He is the C.E.O of Yemisax Entertainment Empire in Nigeria, and also a UN youth ambassador for world peace.

MORE ABOUT HIS ORIGIN

Yemisax was born in the year 1981 in the city of Lagos Nigeria from the royal family of ''ADEOSUN'' from Erin-Ijesha, Osun state. He is the last born of his mother out of 4 children. His mother is a school proprietress and an excellent soprano singer. His late father Prince S.A ADEOSUN was a retired banker who worked with bank of America and also savannah bank for 25 years .His father was a church organist, gospel musician, and composer who in the history happens to be the very first man to release Gospel music in Nigeria, leading the choir of Christ Apostolic Church Alagomeji yaba Lagos Nigeria.

 

HIS CAREER

Yemisax is a multi-instrumentalist, music producer,singer,song writer, Arranger,music instructor,studio engineer, and compose . He started as a little boy in Christ Apostolic Church C.A.C Oke iyanu by joining the junior choir where he was taught the basics of music, how to play the flute, violin, clarinet, and the Church organ. He later graduated into the senior choir where he held the position of a Church organist for a period of time.

After his secondary school education in Ajumoni secondary school, Lagos Nigeria, he studied computer engineering at the NIIT and later studied studio sound engineering .Yemisax also went to the Muson school of music to study more on theory of music and to perfect his skills in playing the piano, violin, and clarinet. He played professionally with the Muson Orchestra as a violinist and a clarinetist for few years then later picked up the saxophone in the year 1997. he had his first working experience with the ''Compassion Band of Goldmyne Studios of Strong tower house in lagos Nigeria'' owned by Captain Jide George and his wife Rev mrs Dele George. Yemisax has done series of international music theory exams and still studying more.

He released his first Debut saxophone instrumental album with his first jazz band "SPLASH BAND"which was produced by him in 2005 taking the lead role as a saxophonist in the album titled ''Flavour 1''

His 19 tracks second saxophone instrumental album which finally brough him to limelight was a solo album after he left the splash band to be a solo artist.

The album was produced by him  and was titled ''Saxophone Mood''in 2008.

 Since then, because of his sweet inspiring tone and dexterity on saxophone, he has been rated the No.1 most popular Nigerian saxophonist performing in most of the top major  events locally and internationally.

HIS EXPERIENCE AND OTHER ARTISTS / BRANDS HE HAS WORKED WITH LOCALY & INTERNATIONALLY

Yemisax has worked with various highly reputable corperate organisations, NGO’s, Governmental parastatals and telecommunication companies like Lagos state government, Cross-River state government, Ondo-state government, Akwa-Ibom state government and the F.C.T. Abuja, Glo, M.t.n, airtell, U.B.A, Diamond bank, Hier Thermocool, Guinness, Nigerian breweries, Cadbury,Johnnie walker, British Council, American consulate, British American Tobacco, Kewalram Chanrai group, Calabar carnival, Dangote,S.A.B.C concerts in south africa etc. he has performed on the same stage severally with popular Nigerian/foreign act like Dbanj, P Square, Lagbaja, femi kuti, 2face Idibia, wizkid, MI, Omawunmi, Tiwa savage, Flavour, 9ice, Banky W, Wande coal, Davido, Asa, Sisquo, Brian Mcknight, T Pain, Ivon Chaka Chaka, R Kelly and featured with one of Nigeria's best Afro-pop artiste D'banj in one of his biggest hit song (Fall in love) which he played the saxophone solo in it.also featured in one of the present big art in Nigeria "WIZKID" in song titled ONE QUESTION. He has performed on the same platform severally with the likes of Nigeria's a list comedians like Ali baba, Basket mouth, Julius Agwu,AY, Barsorge, TA, Teju baby face, Gbenga Adeyinka etc., and has also worked with various music ''pros/gurus'' like Ayo Bankole jnr, late pa Steve Rhodes, Tee mac (The renowned Nigerian international flutist), prof. Laz ekweme,etc. In 2008, he was awarded A Youth Ambassador for World Peace by the Universal peace federation for world peace at the Ecowas building F.C.T Abuja, Lagos Nigeria. The same year he was honoured with the ''Nigerian National Youth Merit Award'', he also got another award from the Lagos State University ''LASU'' as a friend of Law, and another award in 2013 in Nigeria as best saxophonist of the year. His 20 tracks 3rd saxophone album titled ''VIRTUOSO RELOADED" was released on the 11th of october 2010 which he did an exclusive launch for the album in F.C.T Abuja Nigeria featuring some of Nigeria’s A list arts like WANDE COAL, 9ICE,WIZKID, AY the comedian.

RELEASED ALBUMS

Flavour 1--------------2005

Saxophone mood----2008

Virtuoso reloaded---2010

Exclusives-------------2012

Jaltos------------------2015

Sax Therapy---------2017

Afrobeat Sax---------2018

Naija Summer sax 19-----2019

MUSICAL VIDEOS

Beremole ft Dprince-----2008

In this place----------------2010

Sax medley1---------------2011

Sax medley 2--------------2011

Without you---------------2017

Afrobeat Sax---------------2019

HIS PROJECTS. 

December 2012, Yemisax released his 4th saxophone instrumental album titled EXCLUSIVES. He also rounded up the year 2012 with a musical Christmas concert tagged ''XMAS WITH YEMI SAX CONCERT'' at the ember creek in victoria island Lagos Nigeria which features other great Nigerian artists. In the year 2013, he proposed to his lover "ADESHOLA DUROJAYE" on the 2nd of April 2013, and later got married proper on the 13th of July 2013. They had their first child,a baby boy  "ADEMIDE GOLD ADEOSUN "on the 8th of september 2013. Second child,a baby boy also "ADEAYO JADEN ADEOSUN" was born 12th of december 2014 in atlanta georgia USA . Yemisax released his 5th saxophone instrumental album in november 2015 titled  JALTOS. Also released his 6th saxophone album on the 5th of may 2017 titled SAX THERAPY and the 7th album released on the 20th of oct 2018.

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