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Sikiru Adepoju is a percussionist and recording artist

A master of the talking drum, Adepoju comes from a musical family from Eruwa in western Nigeria. He and his brothers Saminu and Lasisi were taught drumming very early by their father, Chief Ayanleke Adepoju, whose very name, Ayan, means “descended from drummers.” While still in his teens, Sikiru toured with and recorded several albums with the Inter-Reformers Band, the band of one of the pioneers of Afro-beat, Nigerian Juju artist Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey.


Sikiru Adepoju - Wikipedia

Sikiru Adepoju - Wikipedia

“Sikiru Adepoju’s contribution to the world of music not only reflects the rich cultural heritage of Nigeria but also demonstrates the ability of African artists to innovate and infuse their music with a global appeal.”
-Adeyinka Olaiya

About Sikiru

About Sikiru

MansMark Records Releases Sikiru Adepoju’s ỌPẸ Album. The Riddim Doctors Project album celebrates dynamism of music of African origin


The Apocalypse Now Sessions (1979) – Rhythm Devils

Juju Jubilee (1985) – Ebenezer Obey

Drums of Passion: The Invocation (1988) – Babatunde Olatunji

Drums of Passion: The Beat (1989) – Babatunde Olatunji

At the Edge (1990) – Mickey Hart

Planet Drum (1991) – Mickey Hart

Jungle Fever (1991) – Stevie Wonder

Mystery Box (1986) – Mickey Hart

Filmography & Awards

The Rhythm Devils Concert Experience (2008 two-disc DVD)

Sikiru Adepoju won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary World Music Album in 2008 for his contribution to the title album of Mickey Hart’s Global Drum Project at the 51st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.