Between my saxophone and my wife, who do I love most? – Yemi Sax + The Untold story of his family …Says “A lady once broke my heart after 8 years romance”

Yemi Sax to GDA…’I play music to heal humanity not for fame’
 Yemi Adeosun aka Yemi Sax is a famous Lagos based saxophonist with strong demand on the Lagos
social scene especially among cooperate professionals. The young and dashing
sax god is an alumnus of NIIT an international computer institution and Muson
School of Music where he bagged various certificates in Information Technology
and Music. This young man is imbued with the rare gift of being able to  use the saxophone to extract happiness out of
his numerous fans; chief reason why many describe him  as an inspirational
saxophonist
. A multi-instrumentalist with bias for Saxophone among the
legion of other instruments he plays. Blessed with a father who played music
alongside a thriving banking career in the United states of America and a
mother who sang soprano in the church choir, Yemi who is the last born of four children simply took after mum’s
hobby and went further with it.
 Recently, during the maiden edition of the Mrs. Kikelomo Ajibade’s Ann Marie Wine tasting event under the
auspices of Ann Marie Wine World in
Lagos, Yemi Sax who was the chief
entertainer at the event opened up to Africa’s number one celebrity encounter
blog asabeafrika. He spoke on career, family and love life.  You will find his revelations love and romance
quite interesting including the story of how a lady once broke his heart after
8 years of romance and why his new wife is the best gift from God to him. Enjoy
the excerpts.
Yemi Sax to asabeafrika….’I love my sax…i love my wife but…
Yemi Sax by Yemi Adeosun
When this
blog asked Yemi Sax to define himself, he simply went simply by saying “Yemi
Sax
is one of those few that God has called in His own wisdom; who is
trying to make Jazz Music a kind of music that cuts across to the middle age
and even to the older people and the younger ones in the society. Gone are
those days when people think Jazz music is just for the older people alone. Yemi
Sax
has been able to change that perception. Yemi Sax has made Jazz Music a kind
of music that even the young people, the middle age and the old people can
listen to”
“When the prisoners are fighting each
other and it seems there is a chaos that the authorities finds unbearable, Kenny-G just starts playing the
saxophone from his office and every where will be calm. You can imagine the
effect of that on the mind of the prisoners, on the personality of the
prisoners, on the system of the prison and the image of the government. So, it
is not just about playing music but using it as a tool to heal humanity and put
humanity in a proper perspective”.
My father is the 1st
Nigerian to record gospel song
So, how did
music start for Mr. Adeosun? Was it
by accident or a deliberate ambition? “It is not really by accident” The sax
man declared and spoke further “I grew up in a music family. My dad does church
music alongside his banking career. He used to work with the Bank of America. He was doing church
music and at the same time working with the Bank of America at the same time.  He was a member of the Christ Apostolic Church. My father’s name is Prince Samuel Adetunji Adeosun he is the very first man to record
gospel music in Nigeria you can find that out about him, I am sure you will see
a lot about him on the internet. He has a huge profile in Music and gospel
hymns particularly. We all started at home because dad has a piano at home; you
can lay your hand on the piano, play good music in the morning. So, after my
secondary school education I enrolled for computer science at NIIT. I also
studied studio engineering, I am also a producer and with a total sense of
humility I will say I am very versatile producer”.
Yemi Sax…..’I can play for anybody irrespective of what you pay but you must know the way you go about it’
Music, my jealous lover
So, where
did this young man got the energy to be a musician, IT expert and studio
engineer? “I think it has to do with passion; really, I actually wanted to
study business administration but Music got into me to that level that I
couldn’t even do anything anymore. Music is a very, very jealous profession
that you have to give your all to it. So, I had no choice than to face it
squarely.  I did theory of Music at Muson
School of Music, I equally did Piano practical at the same school, I am a
multi-instrumentalist who chose Saxophone to be a major instrument”. Speaking
on why he chooses Piano instead of other musical instruments, the father of one
replied “I just love woodwind instruments, it gets my attention. I love
woodwind instruments so much most especially saxophone. When I wanted to get my bearing with woodwind
instruments, I started with flute.
From flute I advanced to clarinet. From clarinet I advanced to saxophone
then
I put a stop to it”.
Yemi Adeosun with Gbenga Dan Asabe of asabeafrika
A banker-musician dad & ambition
On how his
parent took his decision to do music, Yemi
Sax
traced his luck to dad’s passion “I thank God that I had a father who
did music alongside banking. My dad does music alongside banking; so it helped
me because he knew what music is all about and he never really discouraged us
like that. He gave us all the support we needed; then my mum is a proprietress
of a school, her name is Grace Olubola
Adeosun
; she got her own school and she is also a soprano singer in the choir. So, everything worked well because
both of them knew one or two thing about music. So, it all started like that
and the result is what you see today. I just thank God that I have that family
who really, really supported me, who really understood what it takes because I
have heard couple of stories of people trying to do music and their families
were saying no. so, I just thank God for my own. I just thank God for the
massive grace. I am here today and everyone is saying Yemi Sax, Yemi Sax, Yemi
Sax. It is a combination of God’s grace and a very supportive family”.
“We are from Osun state; I am from a
Royal Family in Erin-Ijesa,
where you have the waterfall”.
The sax star explaining a point to the G D A over drink
 
Women and stardom
On how Yemi
Sax handles women with his new found stardom, he smiled before telling asabeafrika
his tricks “Anyway, I try to help myself and that was why I got
married. I got married to the best woman in the world who understands me, who
understands what I do. And she has given me a wonderful boy who is almost a
year now. I thank God for His great mercy in my life. It is not my doing
really, having the best wife, trust me because a lot of successful people, of
course by the time they get married to the wrong woman that is the end of their
career.  So, for me, it was a great
opportunity and the grace of God that I had that kind of woman for myself”.
“She means a lot to me and the fact
that she has been able to take that risk of giving me a child and she is still
going to give me more; so, I can’t choose saxophone over her. You understand, I
can’t choose saxophone over her because that same God that makes saxophone a
way of livelihood for me can still open other doors and He won’t stop opening
doors. So, trust me, I love my wife and I love my saxophone”.
How I met my wife
How did the
sax man woo his heartthrob? “I think the feeling just came” he replied with a
straight face “When I met her, I was on her case for over a year. She wasn’t
even answering my calls. So, I was on her case for over a year before she could
give me that opportunity to actually spend some time with her and talk to her
and stuff like that. I can say it worth the suffering. I can say God prepared
her for me and once again I return all thanks to Him”. “My wife is from
Ijebu-ode in Ogun state” On what other features drew Yemi Sax’s interest to his
wife; he told asabeafrika the facts
behind her beauty “She is just unique, she is natural. She is real, she is that
kind of person that has an aura of love around her; trust me, everyone that has
ever come across my wife always like her. She is just free minded, she doesn’t take
things too personal. That is the kind of woman I really want because we people
of Ijesa, you know we have this brand
of Agidi (Stubbornness) (Laughter),
you need a woman that can always calm you down. Even sometimes when you are
wrong, she still say “Sorry” just to keep peace; it is very rare to get that
kind of woman. So, my woman is a very unique brand of woman. I thank God for
her. 
Yemi, wife, sax and baby, Gold Adeosun…..’I love my sax not more than my wife because she gave me the baby’
The Lady who broke my heart before my
wife mended it
With people
of Yemi Sax’s fame and experience, you expect that life would have thought them
in one way or the other in terms of relationship and this blog was not
disappointed when we put the question to him “Of course I have had a long
relationship of like eight years that didn’t even work out” the artistes began
“And after eight years I was heartbroken. A woman I gave all my all to decided
to mess the privilege and brought my heart to great sorrow. It is not about
being a star really, my wife that I married right now have sworn with her life
that she can never marry an entertainer but man proposes and God disposes, even
herself knew that it is by the grace of God that it all happened. Our ways at
times are not His ways. It is what God wants because she is a cooperate person,
she is in the cooperate world. So, she doesn’t even have the time to go out and
starts dating an entertainer but God called me her husband and my wife. I give
all thanks to God for His benevolence” “My wife’s name is Adesola Adeosun and she has a son for me, Ademide Gold Adeosun we call him Gold.
Yemi Sax to asabeafrika….’Among the wind family instruments, sax is my favorite
Why my ex broke my heart
On what
could have made his first girl to break his heart and abandon him after
spending so much on the relationship,
Yemi
said “I think at first, everything was rosy but you know you can’t
pretend for long. She was just there pretending I think because of the things
she was gaining from me and you know you can’t pretend for long because
character is like a flame of fire; it will always come out at the nick of time.
So, it got to a time that her real personality manifested and that was when the
relationship crashed” “This was a lady I brought up. She is even somebody I
brushed and sent to school. So, it is not about being educated more than me or
not, you understand what I mean. I did everything to make her a success but she
chooses otherwise”
“She is just unique, she is natural.
She is real, she is that kind of person that has an aura of love around her;
trust me, everyone that has ever come across my wife always like her. She is
just free minded, she doesn’t take things too personal. That is the kind of
woman I really want because we people of Ijesa, you know we have this brand of
Agidi”
What the episode taught me about life
Speaking
further on what the episode of a jilting lover taught him about life, the sax
man gave a deep thought before revealing further “I think it is a great lesson;
I will advise people not to expect too much from a fellow human. That is the
way you can live long, that is the way you can enjoy life. You don’t expect too
much from a fellow human; expect the worst from a fellow human. So, that is my
advice to people. It is my guiding philosophy as well. I don’t think it is a
good thing to put your trust in people. In stead, put your trust in God who
never disappoints”
What my memoir will look like on Love
& Trust
Yemi Sax who
gas suffered the emotional misfortunes of having a lady break his heart told asabeafrika what his memoir will look
like on such a topic “I think I will use my memoir to advise young people to be
focused. That from the beginning of their lives, they should try to map out
what they want their lives to look like, it is you that knows what you want
nobody else. And you must know what you want, don’t let people choose for you.
Know what you want and go after it. Be focused, be respectful, give respect to
whom respect is due and you have to learn from the masters. Masters doesn’t
mean that they do it more than you but the fact that they have been able to do
it successfully more than you; they are masters, mentors and models. You might
be doing it more than them at the moment but the fact that they are pioneers,
they came before you, they have done it before you and they have done it
successfully before you, they are masters. 
You need to listen and learn from them”.
Yemi Adeosun with Mrs. Ajibade and a female fan
How I use sax to control people’s
emotions
On how Yemi
succeeded in using his saxophone to mesmerize his subjects and get the best of
their act out, he told asabeafrika the real secret of his tenacity  “When I started I knew what I wanted and I got
it. My mentor is (World famous) Kenny-G. Kenny-G is not just a
saxophone player, Kenny-G is spiritual. Kenny-G is that kind of person who
plays to affect humanity. Right now Kenny-G has a prison project he is
doing with the American government; they actually built an office for him inside
the prison yard where he performs. When the prisoners are fighting each other
and it seems there is a chaos that the authorities finds unbearable, Kenny-G
just starts playing the saxophone from his office and every where will be calm.
You can imagine the effect of that on the mind of the prisoners, on the
personality of the prisoners, on the system of the prison and the image of the
government. So, it is not just about playing music but using it as a tool to
heal humanity and put humanity in a proper perspective. Using music as a tool
of peace; that was my personal aim from the beginning. So, I was not playing
sax because I wanted to make noise, I was not playing it because I wanted to
make fame. I didn’t even see fame from the onset I just wanted to do what I
wanted to do-using music to heal humanity. I was not looking at the fame the
fame just came naturally.  So, I will
just advise people to do what you want to do even if you want to have fame,
don’t let that fame be your primary objective. Just do your thing and the sky
will be your limit”.
Getting started with the GDA…Yemi Sax on life, sax and wife
Secular & Gospel Music, where
does Yemi Sax stand?
Times
without number it has been noticed that Yemi
Sax
churns both secular and gospel tunes to his numerous fans that cut
across the Christian and circular circle, which one carries the highest deal
with Yemi? We asked and he got an answer
for us “I am just an inspirational saxophonist” the sax man declared before
speaking further “I can inspire a Christian I can inspire a Muslim with my
saxophone. I can pass message to a Babalawo (Herbalist) with my saxophone, I
pass positive messages and I don’t discriminate. Being a gospel musician or a
secular musician does not come in here, music is music. It depends on what you
are passing out. Are you passing out positive messages or you are passing out
negative messages.  You must be able to
define the kind of message you want to pass to your listeners. So, for me it is
all about inspirational music. That is Yemi Sax for you”.
Yemi Sax to asabeafrika….’Having a banker dad who played piano and a mum who sings suprano helped me in a lot of ways
Between Sax and Wife, Yemi Sax
battles…
A roaring
laughter followed suit when we asked Yemi
Sax
to name his best companion between his saxophone and his wife. He laughed,
kept quite and thought a while before uttering a response “It is a very
difficult question actually because trust me, I love my sax and I love my woman”.  But who gets the highest attention, asabeafrika wants to know and Yemi has a very final answer “Right
now, she is a wife she is not a girl friend anymore. So, she means a lot to me.
She means a lot to me and the fact that she has been able to take that risk of
giving me a child and she is still going to give me more; so, I can’t choose
saxophone over her. You understand, I can’t choose saxophone over her because
that same God that makes saxophone a way of livelihood for me can still open
other doors and He won’t stop opening doors. So, trust me, I love my wife and I
love my saxophone”. 
Yemi Sax with Mrs. Kike Ajibade, CEO Ann Marie Wine World
Hobbies away from Saxophone
“I love
playing snooker. I play snooker, I am a PRO. I am a Pro when it comes to
snooker. Secondly, I love music and it takes my time 90% percent. Each time I
am always in the studio. Everything about me is music. Music! Music!! Music!!!
Creativity! Creativity!! Creativity! That is me”
Starting the day by Yemi Sax
On how the
sax star starts his day, he told asabeafrika
“I start my day by praying, that is the first thing I do. When I wake up I
give thanks, even if I am late for an appointment, I still offer praises to God
no matter the shortness of time. I can even offer praises to God till I get to
where I am going and from the little understanding I have, I know that God
really, really loves praises than even you asking Him for things. So, as I am
driving, I am praising my God”. 
Yemi Adeosun doing what he knows best….Playing Sax at the Ann Marie Wine Tasting Event
Position in the family
“I am the last, we are four. We have a girl before me and
the rest are boys”.
So, why does Yemi play his sax for
the rich alone?
Asabeafrika asked the Sax star to defend the
notion that he only plays for the rich alone and this is the second time he
would open up a response with a roaring laughter and he went thus “I could play
for everybody, trust me. I could play for everybody but when it comes to
branded events, trust me I can be very expensive. Talk about branded events,
company events and organizational programs and that is what I do more. Though I
still do some other kind of shows like birthdays, weddings and other social
events. But when it comes to branded events, I can be very expensive.  But on a general note, I am affordable if you
know who to speak with and how to go about it”.


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