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Saxophonist Legend Prince Eji Oyewole Thrills At Alliance Francaise

The Alliance Francaise Michael Adenuga Centre in Ikoyi, Lagos lighted up on Sunday, April 2, 2023 as the saxophonist legend Prince Eji Oyewole thrilled the audience at the jazz night.

Oyewole and his six-man Afrobars band used the platform to celebrate his 82 years’ birthday entertaining jazz music enthusiast in an event that featured other Nigerian Jazz artists.

The octogenarian whose career has taken him across four continents serenaded the audience who had Marc Berbant, Director of the Alliance Francaise Michael Adenuga Centre, Chin Chin Umah, Cultural Coordinator of the edifice with some of his songs like ‘Be your brother keeper’, ‘ Se Alafia ni’ to the delight of the audience. Two days before at the Bogobiri House, the well accomplished musician entertained the diverse guests with great tunes and jazz music including ‘Maria’ originally composed by late Roy Chicago.

His music showed depth and inspired the young musicians to pay attention to doing music as a passion and spending time to learning the rudiments of music.
Prince Eji Oyewole who is a crowned prince from Ibadan, Oyo State is a flutist, saxophonist and band leader of Afrobars.

His decades old music career has taken him to London, Germany and France and he distinguished himself as a unique, discipline and exceptional musician. Eji is one of the highlife, Afrobeat and jazz funky musician to have played with greats like Bobby Benson Adeolu Akinsanya, Fela Kuti, Miles Davis and Bob Marley.


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