“A blend of African music spiced with a contemporary flavor” …Afro Contempo Gospo Music
Musical Video_ Baraje by Dieko
Baraje Musical Video- by Dieko
You really need to watch this musical video, “Baraje” by Dieko featuring Kenny K’ore. We have a Cameo appearance by Kayode Olusoji, Simpli Michael, Anny and others . This song simply passes a message to believers and reminds us to live as Christians with our garments stainless or without wrinkle. The musical video was delivered on a lovely Afrobeat instrumental produced by FLO. Dieko and K’ore did a vocal and lyrical judgment to the song with style
Dieko is an award winning singer and performing artiste. She released her self-titled debut album “Dieko” in 2011 under SongStar Records. The youngest of seven siblings, she was raised in Ilorin, Nigeria.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with specialty in Fabrication. She was in the past fully engaged within the corporate world. Dieko has always worked professionally as a song writer and performer. In 2008, she eventually gave up engineering to perform full-time as a musician. She was the best female vocalist Nigeria Gospel Music Awards (NGMA) 2013.
While I was in the University, I did little bit of school politics and I was involved in some “Aluta” as we normally call it then. Here is our slogan, “Aluta Continua Victoria Ascerta” meaning, “The Struggle continues but Victory is certain”. Not all the “Aluta” we were involved in however gave us victory, some landed us in trouble. However, when you praise and worship God, victory is certain. I therefore call this song “Alujo Continua”.
Alujo Continua is a song that will keep you dancing non stop. You can sing the song on different occasions including wedding ceremonies, birthday parties, praise song in churches and various ceremonies. It is a song of praise to the Lord God Almighty.
Here is the slogan, when I say, ” Alujo Continua or Praises Continua, your response will be Victoria Ascerta, Healing Ascerta, Miracles Ascerta, Blessings Ascerta, Joy Ascerta, Salvation Ascerta and the list goes on”.
Meaning: as you continue to praise and dance to God, your healing is certain, blessing is certain, miracle is certain, peace is certain, joy is certain and your victory is certain in Jesus’ name.
Kayode Olusoji was a special guest on Miliki Express with Lara Olubo on Orisun TV. He talked about his musical experience. He also spoke about how he combined banking with music for ten years. The video clip is funny and interesrting with a lot of humour. You can watch a clip of the interview here
Speak the name Kayode Olusoji, and visions of dynamic worship songs and lively praise of African tunes spiced with a Contemporary flavor will rush to mind. He is known for his Cross-cultural songs and smooth blending of African tunes with a contemporary flavor, creating a unique style of music which he described as Afro Contempo Gospo Music. His performance is always filled with the aura and the presence of God, leaving his audience speechless, craving for more of God.
Kayode is a man on a mission. His mission is to reach out to the world via songs and groom the true worshippers who will worship Him in Spirit and in truth in accordance to the mandate that God gave to him in 1996.
One of the major turning points and landmark in his ministry was his encounter with the man of God, Pastor E.A. Adeboye. He shared his vision with him in 1997 and he encouraged him, and prayed for him. In 1999 after listening to one of the messages of the man of God titled “His Ministers’ Flame of Fire”, he was pricked in his spirit and developed an unquenchable thirst for the fire of God. The message says, you can either receive the Fire of the Holy Spirit from the Rock of Ages (God) or from a man of God who has the fire already by laying of hands. After seeking the face of God, he prayerfully approached Pastor E.A. Adeboye who prayed for his ministry and laid hands on him. Since then the power of God came heavily upon him and his ministry has not remain the same.
Kayode successfully combined music with banking for a decade before going fully into his ministry in 2012. Two solo albums later, his latest being the critically acclaimed recording “Gidi Gan” which means, “abundantly or more than enough”. This album was produced by Wole Oni and it came in two varieties: “Gidi Gan Classic” and “Gidi Gan Reloaded”. The former has 10 tracks plus 7 instrumentals while the latter has 10 tracks plus a radio skit.
Kayode Olusoji is happily married to Moji Olusoji, also a music minister who is very passionate about God and music. The union of these couple has further proved the scripture which says, “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor” Together; they are doing great exploits for Jesus, breaking the fallow ground, taking over territories and kingdoms via their music ministry. Together they host a biannual concert tagged, “Free 2 Worship Concert”. The concert has a track record of the move of God where the captives are set free to worship Jesus. Kayode also host an annual concert tagged “Gidi Gan Live Concert”. He and his wife are blessed with three boys; Posi, Gbolade and Olaotan.
Kayode is also a Song Writer who has written over 500 songs. He’s nurtured a career that’s seen him sing in Europe and some other countries in Africa. In Nigeria, he has racked up several miles on the road spreading the gospel via music. He recently toured various cities in UK such as London, Nottingham, Leicester, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Leatherhead. Apart from Nigeria, his videos are been aired in many TV stations in countries like South Africa, Ghana, Europe, United States of America, etc. He has his album “Gidi Gan Classic” in over 50 online stores across the globe including Spinlet in Nigeria.
His album has earned him five awards and fourteen nominations. Some of the awards include, Best Traditional Contemporary Music, Nigerian Gospel Music Video Awards, 2013. Best International Male Artist, Gospel Music Awards, Italy, 2012. Best Indigenous Traditional music, Nigeria Gospel Awards, 2012. Best Afro Beat Artist, National Gospel Awards, 2011 and 2013; Finalist in the entertainment category, GAB Awards UK, 2013 etc. Despite all these awards, Kayode always accentuate that his main focus is to get those heavenly awards and rewards. His ultimate goal is to go the extra mile to win as many souls as possible for Christ and add many stars to his crowns in heaven.
Kayode is also a Music Business Consultant and he is the founder and CEO of Woodclef; a kingdom based Music Company that is promoting music and music business in Africa. He developed so many innovative ideas for the company including “Music Business Intelligence and Woodclef Professional Network”. He is an advocate of clean and wholesome music. He has written several articles in so many blogs and magazines to kick against nudity and vulgar languages in many videos that have flooded the airwaves. He believes that the true “Stars” and “Role models” are those who sing edifying songs and live a godly life. He is also the General Coordinator of “The True Worshippers” a group of singers and musicians inaugurated in 2007, who minister during the “Free 2 Worship Concert”.
He is the author of “The Final Verdict” and also “The Music That Brings Revival”, a book that is redefining gospel music. In this book, he admonishes the church, choristers and music ministers or gospel artists to seek for great revival through their music. He is a preacher and a teacher of the Word of God and he does that in both conventional and unconventional ways. He is a guest speaker in conferences and also in music business seminars.
Kayode Olusoji is a graduate of Industrial Chemistry from Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA). He bagged a Masters in Business Administration from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) and he has a certificate in “Developing Innovative ideas for new companies: A first step in Entrepreneurship” from the University of Maryland, USA. He also has some certificates in music from MUSON School of music. He however believes that been a scholar in the Word of God supersedes all these certificates.