Kelvin Najite Ikpeni is a native of Nigeria, who goes by the stage name NAJITE. He is a Jazz, Gospel, R&B, Fusion and Contemporary Guitarist based in Laurel Maryland.

Najite came to the United States in the summer of 2005, in pursuit of music. He started playing the Guitar as a teenager in his local church. His enthusiasm, hope, dream and desire to grow and become a professional jazz musician, was very high. He then moved from his home town to Lagos, Nigeria, there he met other fellow musicians and learned very fast as he achieved his dream.

Over the years, Najite has worked with so many churches including one of the fastest growing churches in Lagos, Nigeria; House On The Rock in the A team, he has also played with well known and reknown musicians, like Lionel Peterson, Ron Kenoly, Bishop TD Jakes, Donnie McClurkin, Cindy Trimm, Alvin Slaughter and Marvin L Winans. Najite served as a Music Director and Band Leader for the CORA Award Winner, Sammie Okposo and The X-Generation Band. He was also one of the few musicians that were selected to attend the South African Film and Television Market (SYTHENGI) in South Africa 2003.

Najite came to the US in search of new ideas for his rhythmic, melodic and harmonic jazz phrasing.

He currently resides in Laurel, MD. USA.

He holds a diploma in Biblical studies from The Redeemer Bible College and Chesapeake Bible College & Seminary.

Below are excerpts from his debut album “Genesis of Me”


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