Greetings from Diméjì

An expression of opinion employing his own unique methods here, an anecdote there and that is how I bring you into the the world of Diméjì; a man even I have not been able to have a full grasp of who he is.

From Lagos Nigeria here where I have been airing my thoughts for heavens know how long, my 9 to 5 is music and my 5 to 9 is anything else you can think of.

Having sat at keyboard instruments of all sorts at New Estate Baptist Church Surulere, Lagos for close to 2 decades, written songs in hundreds, produced several and recorded a few; I have acquired some level of victory in the area of refusing to utter any word (spoken, written, implied, etc.) in some situations where it is almost obvious that I would not be quiet.

I appreciate and crave the power of spontaneity, improvisation, delivering extempore and allowing mother nature to express herself via a willing conduit.

There are a few albums recorded without bringing even the skeleton of a song or an arrangement to the studio. I have also spoken unprepared at a few events.

An unwilling chip off the old block. I made a surprising 180° turn to now love some things I hated in my formative years, poetry & history. Consistently my dad had been secretary of most organisations I know of his affinity with and he often had to still assist whoever succeeded him.

It is so exciting to be here on CultureTree’s platform and I cannot wait to extend the frontiers of my stories to this beautiful audience.

Thank you.

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  1. Ayo Akinduro
    Ayo Akinduro says:

    Life is not merely a series of meaningless accidents or coincidences but rather it’s a tapestry of events that culminate in an exquisite sublime plan…Masonic aphorisms!

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