New Yorker Siji, felt an overwhelming urge to reconnect with his roots in preparation for his forthcoming album, ‘Home Grown’. In a short documentary, he shares his candid trip to Nigeria and documents his own personal journey of self discovery. He talks about how important it is for him to showcase a little bit of his culture through his music and performances.
Siji (real name: Adesijibomi Awoyinka) was born in London, raised (in part) in Nigeria and is now based in the US. From the funky lyrics and vintage soulful beats of ‘This Must be Love’ and ‘Lagos Lullabye’ to the traditional folk flavors used in ‘Ferese’, it’s evident that his unique style is a reflection of his surroundings. Siji’s influences range from Marvin Gaye to Fatai Rolling Dollar.
Home Grown is due to be released on Spring 2014. Visit sijimusic.com to learn more about Siji.