Olasax

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Adetola Olaiya Aina aka Ola sax is a charismatic soulful saxophonist who originates from Lagos Nigeria. He started his musical journey as a teen by experimenting with the flute and the trumpet, but found his niche when he discovered the saxophone (soprano, alto and tenor).

His musical talents progressed as he taught himself how to play the instrument by drawing from influences such as Kirk Whalum, Fela Anukulapo Kuti, Dave Koz, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rowlands, to name a few. He was a nationally recognised personality and was invited to perform in events such as the UNICEF annual concert, broadcast globally. In 2006 he relocated to South Africa in an attempt to broaden his knowledge of the music industry. He then became exposed to and was influenced by different genres and styles of music, both in South Africa and internationally.

Although he was primarily introduced to jazz and afro pop music, his style boasts traces of afro soul. He has developed a unique sound that boasts a kaleidoscope of fresh melodies, eclectic scales and whimsical harmonies. He has performed in major local and international concerts such as the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz festival , the World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures (Senegal) and other festivals, private functions (Transet, etc), as a session musician, in several events and as a solo artist.

He has also performed in high profile occasions like the inauguration of the South African president Jacob Zuma. He has recorded and performed with the likes of: Sello Galane, Alexandra brass band, Rhythmic elements, Jay Hlongwane, Open Mic Productions, Seamless music, McKenzie, Lesego, Thandiswa, Hotstix Mabuza, Freddy Arendse, Thami Mdluli, Thabisa, the world famous musical The Buddy Holly Story and the Elvis Presley Musical with the Barnyard Theatre, which toured in countries such as Dubai, China and South Africa,to name a few.

He released his debut album titled “Expression” in January 15 2016. The album is a fusion of the West and South African grooves and is an expression of the smooth sounds that define Ola sax. He is currently working on his second album.

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Ola sax performing Maputo live
Friends and strangers
Ola sax live at Sandton
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(Ola Sax) Can We Talk
Can You Stand The Rain (New Edition Sax Cover )
PREGNANT by Rkelly
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Never Too Much
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Pregnant by Rkelly
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Trip
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Love Riddim by Rotimi Remix Ola sax
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I CAN'T MAKE YOU LOVE ME
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Billionaire by Teni Sax Cover
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Tell Me You Love Me By DEMI LOVATO
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More And More By Joe Thomas
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Meant To Be By Babe Rexha
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Why I Love You by Major
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If You Were Here Tonight cover by Ola sax
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In The Air Tonight
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Twisted by Keith Sweat
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Don't Give Up
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Thats The Way Love Goes Sax
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Blow My Mind Sax
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We Dont Talk Anymore Ola Sax
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Ola Sax Fvck
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Midnight_Sax ft Futhi Nhlapo
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mama 'olaiya'
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EXPRESSION
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hello by adele
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Bamijo
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(Ola Sax) Can We Talk
Can You Stand The Rain (New Edition Sax Cover )
Lean On Me
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL NAME IT IS!
PREGNANT by Rkelly
Trip Sax Remix
SOUND CHECKING WITH STYLE
Love Riddim by Rotimi
The Worlds Greatest by Rkelly
OLA SAX Story of a Black Man
I Can’t Make You Love Me
Billionaire by Teni Sax Cover By Ola Sax
Tell Me You Love Me By DEMI LOVATO
More And More By Joe Thomas Cover by Ola Sax
Meant To Be By Babe Rexha Sax Cover By Ola Sax
why I love you by Major
if you were here Tonight Cover by Ola Sax
Were is The Love Cover by Ola Sax
In the Air Tonight By Phil Collins Cover by Ola Sax
Twisted by Keith Sweat cover by Ola Sax
Blow my Mind Davido
That's the Way love goes by Janet Jackson cover by Ola Sax
We don’t talk anymore by Charlie Puth
fvck you by kizz Daniel cover sax by ola sax
BOAT CRUISE WITH OLA SAX
OLA SAX CRUISE
Tequila by Ola sax
Pick up the pieces
Expression
In the mood by Glenn Miller
Ola Sax-Expression live in polokwane
Ola sax- bakers street
Ola sax - 50 carat gold
Dont give up
Mckenzie ft Ola sax
Ola sax_ just doing what i love
Ola sax performing Maputo live
Ola sax live at Sandton
That's the way love goes
Friends and strangers
Ola sax _ live at fanfest FIFA 2010.
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2006

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