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Dapo Dina has worked with internationally renowned artists from many genres, and jazz greats such as Danilo Pérez, Judith Sephuma, Pops Mohammed, Jimmi Dludlu, George Duke, Jonathan Butler und Themba Mkhize, as well as pop and gospel artists such as Lira, Uche, KB, Lagbaja, Kunle Ayo, HHP, Revolution, Thandiswa, Lulu and Sleek Angel. He is inspired by Herbie Hancock, Richard Bona, Danilo Pérez, Chick Corea, and many more. He performed at various festivals such as the Joy of Jazz Festival in South Africa, is touring internationally and is a well-known artist in the global musical scene – most likely to be found sharing his vibe in one of Johannesburg's jazz hotspots if not on tour.
producing & teaching...
Besides his own artistic performance Dapo Dina lectures at
musical colleges in Nigeria and South Africa and is about to
follow his passion for teaching and inspiring in Germany in 2011.
As a home for his philosophy of music, he runs his own label
"Jazz Kingdom", based in Johannesburg, and employs his skills
as producer and sessionist with artists from a variety of genres -
such as Jazz, Hip Hop, Soul, Gospel, Rock, Kwaito and House,
following his inclusive concept of music.