Freelance

Oluyinka Adamolekun

About

Paiste Artist Since
September 2001

Nationality
Nigeria

Main Affiliation
Freelance

Other Affiliations
CEO Centuple Resource Centre
Pataki

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Oluyinka Adamolekun

Setup

Oluyinka Adamolekun

Cymbals listed from left to right

17" Masters Dark Crash
14" Dimensions Thin/Heavy Hi-Hat (discontinued)
8" Alpha Splash (discontinued)
24" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Ride
19" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Crash
18" PST X Swiss Thin Crash

Oluyinka Adamolekun

Cymbals listed from left to right

16" Dimensions Medium Thin Crash (discontinued)
14" Dimensions Thin/Heavy Hi-Hat (discontinued)
8" Alpha Splash (discontinued)
18" Dimensions Medium Heavy Crash (discontinued)
9" Dimensions Thin Splash (discontinued)
20" Dimensions Medium Ride (discontinued)
18" Dimensions Thin China (discontinued)

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Biography

Oluyinka Adamolekun is a distinguished drummer, multi-instrumentalist and producer with over 30 years of experience. He started his professional music career at age 18 and shortly after that in 2001, he became Nigeria's first Endorser of Paiste Cymbals, Sounds and Gongs. Oluyinka’s passion for music led him to study music in The Polytechnic Ibadan. Over the years, he has worked with remarkable veteran musicians like Ron Kenoly, Herbert Kunle Ajayi, Wole Jesutomi, Niran Obasa, Tunji Dada, Olumide Iyun, Dr. Tim Godfrey, Bright Gain, Jerry Omole, Agba Joshu and many others, Oluyinka’s formidable expertise on his instrument is unrivaled. His flexibility, dexterity and coordination are qualities to be coveted in playing a wide range of music genre both live and studio. He has also worked with churches such as The Stone Church and This Present House. In 2013, Oluyinka released his 2nd Instructional drum DVD -“Genesis 12:8” which is an exposé on the Yoruba 12:8 rhythms. In addition in 2013, Oluyinka’s work was recognized when he was given the Precise and Groovy Outstanding Drummer Award in Lagos. Oluyinka Adamolekun is the CEO of Centuple Resource Centre – a music and edutainment hub for children and aspiring musicians. The centre also known as Centuple edutainment has taught hundreds of students over the past 6yrs; facilitated music training for schools and churches. They have also produced music video recordings for children and organized various music exhibitions & clinics. As a seasoned Performer, Clinician and Teacher, Oluyinka continues to impart and mentor next generation musicians. He and his family live in Lagos Nigeria.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 14", 16", 18"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Exotic, warm, trashy. Medium range, complex mix. Fast, responsive feel, fairly quick decay. An explosive Crash cymbal with a strong, low wash for unique effects in many styles of music.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky. Medium wide range, complex mix. Buttery, soft feel with quick response. Rich, dark, mystical crash sound with tender clarity. Extremely lively cymbal for broad accents and crashes in intimate to semi-loud settings. Well suited for delicate ride patterns or mallet swells. «For those guys who really appreciate just having a cymbal that can do everything, the larger Dark Crashes can do anything. Very crash-able, and if you want to ride on them, they will give you all the ride patterns in the world.» - Gregory Hutchinson

  • Sounds