Wednesday, June 15, 2011

JAIYE number one “keytarist”

Who Is Jaiye?   
Jaiye is Nigeria’s No. 1 “keytarist”. He was born on the 18th of July in the early ‘80s. He performs with a keytar which is a keyboard designed to be carried like a guitar, thereby allowing for mobility, and greater expression.

What has he done? 
Jaiye’s professional career began in 2006. As a professional keyboardist, he’s played keyboards with various bands in notable clubs, and bars, such as Soul Lounge, Jazz Sessions, Saipan, Da Grotto, Lagos Motor Boat Club, to name a few. He’s also played with artistes like Tosin Martins, Ego (Lagbaja), Mr. Solek, Jodi (West African Idols), among others in various events in his home country,
Jaiye went solo in August 2008. As a solo keytarist, Jaiye has thrilled audiences at shows such as
·       TG1sT (Thank God 1st Thursday), Silverbird Galleria, which he headlined. TG1sT has also been headlined by MI, Omawumi, and Ikechukwu, Kaffy, Bigiano…. (December’08)
·        Julius Agwu’s Xpose (December ‘08)
·        Lagos 1st International Jazz Festival (August ’08) 
·       “Prettiest Girl in Nigeria” beauty pageant (December ‘08)
·        Unilag’s PEAK Awards (2008), among others.
·       Spirit of David’s “Celebrity Takes 2”.(December ’09)
·       “Jaiye Live! @ Elion House Hotel” (October ’08)
·       “Jaiye Live! @ Palmbeach” (March ‘09)
·       “Jaiye Live! @ Nu Grotto” (September ’09, February ‘10)
·       National Youth Merit Awards, ICC, Abuja (August ’09)
·       ”Jaiye Live in IB” (April ’10)
·       “Jaiye Live! @ Nu Grotto” (February 2010)
·       “Dreams Come True with Jazzy B, Ibadan” (May ’10)
·       “Jaiye Live! @ Zamunda” (May 2010)
·       Felabration 2010
·       "Jaiye Live! @ Saipan" (Oct '10)
·       Princess’s Shades Of Comedy, Muson Centre (Nov ‘10)
·       Jedi’s LWKMD, Motherlan’ (Nov ‘10)
·       Stanbic IBTC’s EOY Party, Landmark Village (Dec ’10)
·       Renaissance Group EOY Party (Dec ’10)
  …….among others
He is also the CEO of Jaiye Entertainment which is the registered company which handles both the musical and business aspects of his career. Jaiye Entertainment has the following under its umbrella
·       Jaiye (Artiste/Brand name)
·       Jaiye Live (Event series/Brand name)
About Jaiye Live?
This event series, “JAIYE LIVE!” was initiated in October, 2008 by Jaiye Entertainment. It started out as a pool-side event that took place every Thursday at Elion House Hotel, Dolphin estate extension. The event was a two-hour performance by Jaiye for his fans that attracted top-notch guests.     
Jaiye Entertainment later collaborated with Silverbird Galleria, in December, 2008, to start TG1st T (Thank God 1st Thursday) which is a monthly weekend-starter event with live performances by the best of artistes. Jaiye was the first headliner. Others include MI, Omawumi, Ikechukwu, Kaffy, Bigiano, and DJ Zeez
In March 2009, JAIYE LIVE! partnered with Palmbeach Resorts to present “JAIYE LIVE! @ PALMBEACH”. This outdoor show at the beachfront was a big success, and got the attention of the media. It was aired both here, in Nigeria, and in Europe.
In September 2009, JAIYE LIVE! Partnered with Nu Grotto to preset “JAIYE LIVE! @ NU GROTTO”. Once again, It was a success. 
What does Jaiye have to offer?
As a solo artiste, Jaiye focuses on delivering quality music, electric stage performances, and expressing various kinds of music in the most creative way ever, in all kinds of events, taking into consideration his client’s preferences.
What makes Jaiye unique?    
Jaiye’s uniqueness is in the instrument he plays, his vast repertoire, and his energy and creativity on stage.
Jaiye plays a keytar which is a very bright, attractive, and uncommon instrument around the world.
Jaiye is unlimited in terms of the songs he performs. He performs his own songs as well as all other genres and types of music from old school hits (local and foreign) to brand new hits (both local and foreign too), covering genres like Hi-life, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Afro, R n B, etc. 
Who and/or what are Jaiye’s influences?           
Jaiye is inspired by all of nature, daily life, and almost every genre of music. His major influences are Carlos Santana, Femi Kuti, Fela, Snoop Dogg, Lagbaja, King Sunny Ade, Don Jazzy, 9ice, Asa, Wyclef, Snoop Dogg, Bob James, George Duke, Herbie Hancock, Yossou N’Dour, amongst a whole lot of other artistes.
Where is he headed?       
Jaiye aspires to be the most creative, entertaining, and inspiring Nigerian musician/music entrepreneur. 
His values are: Integrity, relationship, and creativity.

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