Artist: SIJI (Produced by Alix Alvarez) Title: Ijo Label: Sole Channel Music One sunny afternoon on the 25th June 2009, I hooked up with my partner in crime Alix Alvarez to lay down the funk as it were. Out came his drum machine, the microphone, keyboards, percussion, and the song ‘Ijo’ (Dance). Sadly though, right … Continue reading
Should the Gods deem me worthy of fatherhood, I have vowed to some day name my first daughter, ‘Morenike’ (moe-re-knee-ke). The name ‘Morenike’, in Yoruba means ‘I have found one to cherish’ and is usually bestowed upon a much sought after female child. Taken from my sophomore album ‘Adesiji’, the song has thus far turned … Continue reading
I’m about to embark upon a long overdue trip to see my native homeland, Nigeria. I was last on the continent a little over 7 years ago and without a doubt, much has changed since then. I’m hoping the trip would provide fodder for my next recording project as well as fulfill a nagging desire … Continue reading
We’ve just completed the first half of the video shoot for , ‘Morenike‘ and currently working on post production. ‘Enjoy.
The folks at Soulife blogzine recently conducted a thorough interview with me. I was also asked to name my top 5 songs of all time. This was easy enough. In no particular order; Fela Kuti – Coffin For Head of State Miles Davis – In A Silent Way Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On Al … Continue reading
Artist: SIJI Title: YEARNING FOR HOME (VIDEO) Label: IVY Records Director: Siji Cinematographer: Scott Beardslee Film Editor: Julie Carr-Lawal A close friend of mine whom upon listening to my new album, showered me with compliments and then jokingly commented that it appeared as though I’d just built the Empire State building, but had yet to … Continue reading
Taking a behind the scenes look at the making of my debut music video for the song “Yearning For Home. (Click on image above) The video was shot on location in NYC on the spectacular Red One digital camera in 4K, by cinematographer, Scott Beardslee and directed by yours truly. The finished video would be … Continue reading
We’ve just completed the shooting of my debut music video for the song ‘Yearning For Home‘. The video features cameos from my funky ‘Naija’ brethren representing as only they can; bold, black, strong and ever so proud!!! We’re currently editing footage from the shoot which should be premiering in a couple of weeks. I chose … Continue reading
I finally made it!!! My latest offering, ‘ADESIJI’ is now exclusively available for purchase in digital download format from http://www.sijimusic.com. All downloads have been bounced at a bit rate of 320 kbps for your optimum listening pleasure. ‘ADESIJI’, shall be made widely available on all digital outlets (Itunes, Rhaphsody, Amazon etc) in the coming weeks. … Continue reading
Reviews on the forthcoming album have been appearing online as well as on a number of key tastemaker playlists. Gabriel Rich of Soul Interviews, has just posted up a glowing review on the album. Check it out.