The second born of twelve children to Nigerian immigrants in London, Siji (also known as Adesiji) spent much of his early childhood in Lagos and London before coming to the US. His own cultural heritage combined with the political and social movements of the age, exposed young Siji to the insurgent, politicized music of the Afrobeat legends Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade, Tony Allen as well as the soulful grooves of Marvin Gaye, Al Green, and Otis Redding. Siji began recording his own music in the nineties, when London was bursting at the seams with new music and groups like Loose Ends, Soul II Soul, and D-Influence. Adesiji released his first EP 'Facets' on his own label IVY Records in 1996.
In New York Siji collaborated with Osunlade, who produced music for Musiq Soulchild, Eric Benet, and classic R'n B vocalist Patti Labelle. He contributed songwriting and production to projects of Salif Keita, Cesaria Evora, Vinia Mojica and Wunmi. In 2008 he released the album ‘Adesiji’.
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