Temilayo Abodunrin, teen saxist extols God, inspires listeners
Temilayo was enrolled in Parara Music School when her parents noticed her love for musical instruments at the early age of four. She then learnt to play the keyboard and had since been playing in churches and concerts where she came in contact with other young instrumentalists too. At the age of six after performing at a concert, she told her parents she wanted to learn how to play the saxophone because she loves the sound it produces.
Temilayo’s fixation on the sax was so contagious that her parents had to get her one with which she began to play simple songs until she mastered the technics.
The young saxist has put in much effort playing sax and schooling at the same time. Education to her is a must-have, so, she focuses on her studies from Monday to Thursday and practices more at the weekend.
Great saxophonists, including Jerry Omole, Zosu Adebowale, Jide Sax, Larry Wind, Femi Parara, MoclefMusic, taught Temilayo how to play the wind instrument.
Currently, she is under the tutelage of Olujazz and also Ariana Stanberry, an American who is using the skype to further enhance her knowledge and dexterity.
Temilayo desires to make her music align with the New Testament commandment of loving God and our neighbours. This belief has opened up different opportunities for her to perform gospel, love and inspirational songs at naming ceremonies, birthdays, weddings, churches, concerts and company anniversaries.
She has shared stage with great artistes like Olujazz, Tim Godfrey, Wole Oni, Agboola Shadare, Johnny Drille, Damilola Bekes, Saxgold, Jerry Omole, Simi, Beejay Sax, among many others.
Temilayo has also performed on great platforms like Olujazz Concert, Alabaster Box Concert, 7Horns of Joshua Concert, Children for Peace Concert, Nights of Wonders Nigeria Baptist Convention, Daystar Christian Centre, Hi Impact Praise Blast and The PGM (Push Good Music) among others.
Temilayo remains the youngest performer to feature on Tedx Stage in Nigeria at Tedx Bowen University. MiTV, Wazobia and TVC stations have also interviewed her.
The young saxist uploads her songs on her social media platforms (@temilayo_abodunrin; www.youtube.com/channel; Facebook: Temilayo Abodunrin and Twitter: @temilayoabodun2) to inspire her audience and other children.
With God on her side, the sky is just a steppingstone for her music career.