International award-winning saxophonist, Shola Iyiola is on a mission to play and create music that captures and awakens the soul of its listeners. A breath of creative fresh air in the contemporary music scene, his music creates an energizing and uplifting atmosphere every time he is privileged to stand before an audience.
A self-taught multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter, Shola began playing drums at the age of 3. The native Houstonian, born to Nigerian parents, started playing music professionally at the age of 18. Shola has been privileged to work with some of the biggest names in the Contemporary Jazz and Gospel scene!
The release of his debut album "Divine Intimacy", has been given great reviews. The first 2500 copies, were donated to Africa Missions North America (AMNA), helping to raise $25,000 to support the vision of the organization. He also hosts "The HeART Experience" annually. The concert has been used as a platform to help raise money for non-profit organizations.
In relentless pursuit to perfect his craft, Shola pursued studies in Jazz Performance from Texas Southern University after receiving his undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Houston -Downtown.