Born Adesoji Adebayo, Solek a.k.a Wonderboy is an Afropop/Afrobeat Juju beat-maker, musician, producer, live performer, entertainer and singer who has been on the music scene since 1995. He was born in England and raised in the heartlands of Ibadan, one of the oldest and most powerful cities of Yoruba land and the second largest city in Nigeria. Growing up in a Christian home and within a cultural environment that embraces traditional sounds, music and instruments as part of socio-cultural interactions; Solek was surrounded by music from childhood and took an active interest in music participating in church choirs and social functions at school.
He started out making beats and presenting as a one man band with peers vividly describing him in the early days as an artiste who would show up at a gig with cymbals strapped to his elbows, drums strapped to his knees, a saxophone on one shoulder and a guitar on the other with a keyboard hanging around his neck armed with a voice to bring it all together. He worked the scene with the likes of Don Jazzy and other prolific producers and artists worldwide.
His style of music is strongly linked to the Fuji-juju style and he has developed fusion of traditional and modern Yoruba sounds, mixed in with Fuji and juju, sprinkled with pop, blended with hip-hop and R&B. Solek has ingeniously created and branded his own unique recipe of music called, Solek Style “hip juju”. “JUJU-TUNGBA”, a modernistic style of afro beat music that actively involves the use of Yoruba colloquialism, words, syllables and rhymes that are interspersed with hints of pop, jazz, blues and soul in the African style popularly called Afropop/Afrobeat.
Listen up to his recently released new single titled “WÓN TI GBÓWÓ MIDÉ” which is currently touring worldwide. | ENJOY!!!
DOWNLOAD ~ Mr. Solek – Won Ti Gbowo Mide
- ZyhnoSpikes ft. Chuddy K, Tillaman ‘n’ Akas – WA GBOWO MI [prod. by Tekno] (aceworldteam.com)
- Mayor Wete – MAWOMI [Mixed and Masteredby Sheyman] (aceworldteam.com)