NORD LIVE: Nigeria Sessions
Introducing NORD LIVE: Nigeria sessions - a unique new series featuring some of the finest keyboard players in Nigeria!
We are proud to release this brand new NORD LIVE session series featuring some of the finest keyboard players in Nigeria! The Nigeria Sessions contain stunning live performances from Ojekunle Ayodeji aka Dejikeyz, Adedayo Ajayi aka DPlus, Samuel Chiemeka Onwuasoanya Jr. aka SCOJ, Godwin Hillary aka Hillsplay, James Aliko and Adeniyi Stephen aka Steph Ade. The sessions are produced by Showgear and recorded live at Clout Studios in Lagos and Showgear Studios in Abuja.
Ojekunle Ayodeji aka Dejikeyz
is a renowned keyboardist and music producer based in Lagos. He is known for his unique Afro-centric approach to music and has worked and performed with a lot of artists including Adekunle Gold, Sammie Okposo, Davido, Deitrick Haddon, Omawumi, Chevelle Franklin, Sunmisola Agbebi, Frank Edwards and Efe Nathan. He has an EP titled “Joy”, out on all digital platforms.
Adedayo Ajayi aka DPlus
is an established Lagos-based keyboardist/producer/arranger and music director who has collaborated with numerous artists, music producers, and film producers both domestically and internationally. DPlus was raised in a musical family and started learning to play the keyboard, saxophone, and drums at the age of five, which greatly aided his orchestrating abilities.
Samuel Chiemeka Onwuasoanya Jr. aka SCOJ
is an in-demand pianist/music producer, director, composer and arranger from Lagos. He began playing the piano at 11years old, and is currently the music director of Xtreme Music Group, led by Tim Godfrey for whom he produces. He has worked with international artists like Tye Tribett, Kirk Franklin, Israel Houghton, Travis Greene, Micah Stampley, JJ Hairston, Tim Bowman Jr, Phil Thompson and many more.
Godwin Hillary aka Hillsplay
is a highly versatile and accomplished music professional hailing from Abuja, Nigeria. With a dynamic skill set encompassing music production, composition, songwriting, and keyboard mastery, Godwin has successfully navigated through a diverse range of musical genres. From traditional jazz to smooth jazz, mainstream pop, African rhythms, and contemporary gospel music, his artistic exploration knows no bounds.
is a pianist, composer, producer and music director based in Abuja, who began his music career as a 10 year old drummer in the city of Otukpo, Nigeria. He is currently the Global Music Director of The Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), one of Nigeria’s prestigious churches. James has shared the stage as lead pianist with gospel artists such as Todd Dulaney, Phil Thompson, Tye Tribbett, Don Moen, Byron Cage, and many others both locally and internationally.
Adeniyi Stephen aka Steph Ade
is a gifted music artist and producer born in Lagos, Nigeria. He started his musical journey at age 7 and has played with bands in genres such as afrobeat, rock, gospel and country music. As a producer, Steph has worked with artists in both Nigeria and across the globe.