SIJI – ‘Ijo’ (Official Video)

Artist: SIJI Title: IJO (Official Video) Label: Sole Channel Records Director: SIJI Producers: Siji, Alix Alvarez & Tunji Ladoja Video Concept; Akintunde Disu Hot on the success of the recent Siji/Alix Alvarez collaboration comes the stunning visual interpretation to their classic single “Ijo”. Shot on location in Lagos, Nigeria, where Siji has been rediscovering his … Continue reading

SIJI – “Ijo” (Produced by Alix Alvarez)

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

SIJI – ‘Morenike’ (Official Music Video)

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

GIDI WALK THROUGH

For the many who were wondering what I got up to in Lagos, kindly enjoy, Courtesy of my buddies @ Nigezie TV.

When We Gonna Learn?

Just as  I thought I’d gotten lagos, Naija down with nothing left to shock the senses, I was invited by fellow musician Ade Bantu, to assist on a project which touched upon capital punishment in our public school system appropriately titled ‘Whip Not Child’. We attended a primary school in Ajegunle and beheld, the horror, … Continue reading

LIFE IN GIDI

I’ve finally settling into life back home. It’s been a full and complete assault on the senses. I’ve had to decide between sleeping in a blanket of heat and total darkness or with making do with the mind rattling drone of generators. The landscape itself is brutal, dust/smog filled and humid as f**k! But hell, … Continue reading

GIDI BOUND

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

‘MORENIKE’

We’ve just completed the first half of the video shoot for , ‘Morenike‘ and currently working on post production. ‘Enjoy.

UNTOLD STORIES; NIGERIA’S BURMA VETS

British documentary makers Robin Forestier-Walker and Oliver Owen have been tracing Nigerians who fought against the Japanese in Burma during World War II. On VJ Day, the anniversary of victory over Japan, they tell the veterans’ story. (VIDEO)

SIJI – “YEARNING FOR HOME” (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

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