About Wale Adeyemi
Virtual Session Premiere – Monday, December 11, 2023 at 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
For over 28 years, Adewale Simeon Adeyemi has been one of the most sought after musicians in Nigeria. He is not just a drummer but he makes music with drums each time he performs either alone or with a band, astute producer, songwriter and drums teacher.
He studied music at Lagos state university and he is very active in giving lessons in pioneer institutions like SPAN academy of contemporary music and jazz, Harmonix music school, Rhythm and groove drums academy, Precision Groove Land and Creative Drummers Academy.
His rhythmic foundation begins as early as 4 years of age and he has been privileged to share music platform with many great musicians such as Adlan Cruz, Huge Masekela, Onyeka Onwenu, Felix Owusu, Jackie Ankra, Mike Aremu, Bright Gain, OBA, Kuramo Jazz band, Lynn Deshazo, Whitestone Jazz, The Luminaries, Afro4 etc. Adewale has been privileged to mentor and teach many great Drummers. His musical influence as a drummer includes the likes of Tony Allen, Babatunde Olatunji, Laolu Akins, Steve Gadd, Dave Weckl, Steve Smith, Dr. Kunle Pinmiloye “aka” Ksticks, Peter Erskine, and Jeff Hamilton.
In his musical journey as a drum performer and teacher, he still continues his tradition of inspiring, impacting and educating the younger generation of Drummers through his teaching platform Creative Drummers Academy. He endorses Yamaha Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Ahead Armor Cases and Innovative Percussion Sticks.