Grammy-winning drummer Sikiru Adepoju releases Goin’ Somewhere

Nigerian drummer Sikiru Adepoju

Grammy-winning recording artist and talking drum master Sikiru Adepoju is out with ‘Goin’ Somewhere’, a single powered by The Riddim Doctors.

The third of a nine-track album – OPE – the song comes barely a month after the 69-year-old dropped ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’ – a vibrant remake of John Denver’s iconic song of the same title.

‘Ajaja’, the first single from the album, was released in March.

The album OPE (which means gratitude in Yoruba language) is a collaborative project by The Riddim Doctors.

It will be released officially via MansMark Records on September 24 across all digital platforms and compact disc outlets.

‘Goin’ Somewhere’ is already available across all digital music stores including Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes Store and Amazon Music.

A brainchild of Adepoju, The Riddim Doctors is made up of himself and his brother Saminu Adepoju as well as Peter Fujii, Giovanni Hildalgo, Ian Herman, Richard Nagan, Femi Ojetunde and Douglas Val Serrant.

MansMark Records is the home of the last official studio recordings of the late iconic Nigerian drummer Babatunde Olatunji.

Its founder Ayo Manuel Ajisebutu is committed to upholding Olatunji’s legacy by associating his work with music and projects that promote love, peace, and elevation of humanity.

Sikiru Adepoju travelled to America in 1985 to play with Orlando Julius’ Nigerian All-Stars, and three months later met Olatunji, who died in 2003 aged 75.

Olatunji and Adepoju were part of Mickey Hart’s Planet Drum projects, including the album Planet Drum, which won the Grammy Award for Best World Music Album of 1991, the first year for which the award was given.