Ari, born Adeleye Adepoju Olufemi many years back is the newest singing sensation in Nigeria. Ari who just wrapped up his education is set for make music a full time career. As for music, it all started when he was a kid. He joined the junior choir in church at the age of 6… He worked his way through different choirs up until 1994 when he had to go to boarding school – he kept singing while in secondary school.
It was after secondary school that he started to try his hands on composing his own songs. ARI decided to pick up the guitar, an instrument he had always coveted since he was a kid. His interest in Spanish songs translated into his eventual interest in the guitar.
With a handful of songs, He then teamed up with a fellow classmates who had a similar passion and drive for music. Then Ari called himself PEEJHAY but three of the singles recorded by the group didn’t get released as other members left with the signing of other members to another record label and the other got a job..
In 2006, he break out tune – Cha cha naija was made. ‘Cha cha naija‘ enjoyed rave reviews and airplay and shortly after recorded the song with SAMKLEF, who he met through Lolu Mogaji. He performed the song on and off campus; In 2008 Ari signed a contract with THUMBS UP RECORDS, It started with performances at some notable events; Ari is presently an independent artiste. His album is scheduled for release later this year. Listen up to his song – Champion Anthem. Enjoy.[audio:https://www.360nobs.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/01-champion_s-anthem-1.mp3|titles=01 champion_s anthem (1)]