Never in the history of the musical repertoire in Nigeria, has any live band lived to the superb billing of this group called Saxtee Vibes, and the band is indeed sharp, creative, professional to the core, enigmatic and all-encompassing. The convener of this Lagos-based musical group, owned by one of Nigeria’s foremost instrumentalists and saxophonist Babatunde Balogun, popularly known as Saxtee, and his widely-celebrated band that has been performing in and outside the country, and has graced big events for the high and mighty, shakers and movers of this country, and even beyond.
The news emulating from the Saxtee Vibes household is that the musical group is about now getting ready to storm the United States of America on an extensive musical tour that will take him to many states of the God’s Own Country. Saxtee Vibes is billed to tour the USA with the full compliments of his band and production crew. The first leg of the popular and multi-talented musician and saxophonist’s musical tour will see him and his band; Saxtee Vibes performing dexterously at the following events and carnivals: Alujo Nite at Atlanta Event Centre Opera; Annual AHBCA Award at Expo Event Centre, Houston, Texas; Ijoko Agaba Nite at Kings Banquet Hall, Milwaukee; Ankara Nite in Texas; Annual Yoruba Cultural Festival in Howel, Miami.
This was contained in a statement released to newsmen by a US-based music promotion company, Sammek Entertainment, owned by Mr. Samuel Ekundayo, organisers of the tour. Ondo State-born Saxtee has been on the music scene for close to 25 years now, and he has taken his cultural musical prowess and group to different countries of the world including the USA. alongside veteran Nigerian musicians such as Evangelist Ebenezer Obey, King Sunny Ade, Sir Shina Peters, King Wasiu Ayinde, Queen Ayo Balogun, and Adewale Ayuba, just to mention a few.