Temitope

Independent

Temitope "Topsticks" Odebiyi

About

Paiste Artist Since
October 2021

Nationality
Nigeria

Main Affiliation
Independent

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„I am so honoured to identify with paiste cymbals. Asides the uniqueness of the sound, it's such a thing of joy to be part of a story that began in the early 20th century.“

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Biography

Temitope Odebiyi with the stage name TOPSTICKS, is an Award winning female drummer based in Nigeria. Topsticks started her drumming career at a very tender age and now has over 20 years of drumming experience with over a decade of stage performance. Having carved a niche in the Nigerian music industry, Topsticks has been profiled as the best female drummer in Nigeria and amongst the very best in Africa. She was recently endorsed as the African Ambassador for Hit like a Girl. Her successful drumming career has given her both local and International recognition. She has performed and shared stage with top Gospel Artists in her country and featured them in her concert (TOPSTICKS LIVE IN CONCERT). Topsticks has been profiled and featured on several local and International newspapers, TV and radio stations including Kenya’s Africa24 Media and the British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC. Temitope is a life coach and inspirational speaker who has facilitated several leadership programs and summits at The Lagos Business School, The Breath of Life Ministry, Babcock University High School and other local/ International Youth Development Centres. She served as President of Eden (a Fela Durotoye leadership initiative) OOU chapter. She holds a certificate in Servant Leadership – The Deciding Difference, Management Strategies for People and Resources and Understanding the right of Women and Girls, from Young African Leaders Initiative. She was awarded Youth of the Year 2017 and 2018 at Breath of Life. For about a decade, Temitope has been under the mentorship and tutelage of her Pastor, Bishop S.P. Jedafe. Her sense of responsibility has seen her grow to become the Pastor of the Breath of Life Ministry Youth Church, where she also anchors a session for Entrepreneurs, being one herself. She has a platform where she mentors over 100 female drummers and another group of young leaders in Africa. She is working towards becoming the Chancellor of TOUZAR UNIVERSITY. Temitope has a Diploma in Music from Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON) School of Music, Diploma in Law from Olabisi Onabanjo University. She is a trained percussionist from Peterking’s College of Music. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Diplomatic Studies, Masters of Arts in History and Strategic Studies and PhD in view.

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: 14", 15"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Rich, warm, lush, deep. Wide range, complex mix. Giving and responsive feel. Broad, warm open sound. Compact, lush chick sound. Extremely versatile hi-hat, perfectly suited for dynamic, articulated playing in a wide range of styles. “They are just chunky enough, but not overpowering. They are a little more chocolaty than the classic 602s”, describes Vinnie Colaiuta.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 8", 10"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Warm, airy, snarling, silvery. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a very responsive, explosive splash sound. Low tuned effect cymbal for lively accents in moderate volume. Well suited for hand-playing. Vinnie Colaiuta explains: “They are sweet, they are these kind of punctuation marks in the background.”

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