In the ever competitive world of entertainment where everyone strives for recognition, the younger generation is beginning to take center stage as even kids now compete in the entertainment space normally for adults.
Not being left out on the train are young and energetic saxophonists known as SaxKids. LEADERSHIP stumbled into a group of very young boys and a girl Temilayo who is the youngest at eight years old. Praizhym 11 years, TemiSax 10 and Demilade 9 along with Temilayo respectively are saxophonists who are exploring the art of music as a child. That’s why we called them SAX-KIDs as there may be a dozen and one of them out there seeking for expression.
At their tender age, these SAX-KIDS are already taking their world by storm and performing at several concerts, shows, church and religious events big and small. The recent concert hosted by BJ Sax at the prestigious Eko Hotel & Suites had Demilade and Praizhym (Praise Adebayo) perform to the admiration of the audience. The younger, Demilade who seems more proficient was playing along with the host BJ Sax in a great accompaniment to the song played at that time. Reports also had it that eleven year old Praizhym gave a good account of himself at Tuesday’s Democracy Day Prophetic Concert held at Banana Island in Ikoyi with gospel singer, Mike Abdul among artistes that ministered.
Praizhym, the oldest of the crew, started off as a drummer and with the help of a talent hunt, God’s Children Great Talent competition (GCGT), he was able to find his place as a saxophonist. Now in second year in Junior Secondary School, he sure will get better with age. Demilade Adepagbi is in Standard (Primary) five and together, they have performed in different church concerts and children-oriented programs like ‘Kids Face the Dandiest Things’.
One of the things Demilade, Praizhym, Temitayo known as Temisax and the youngest Temilayo and only female among them is that their places of worship helped to hone their skills as well as their parents’ willingness to unearth the creative goldmine in these young ones.
The lesson here as the holy book says is to train a child the way he should go and when he grows up, he will won’t depart from it.
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