Joshkeyz & Aucstave
Joshua Adebowale, best known as Joshkeyz, is a Nigerian gospel musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, vocal arranger/producer and music director. He is known for leading urban contemporary gospel band “Aucstave” with a vision to empower other people and take over for Jesus.
In 2015, after obtaining his bachelor’s degree in Geology at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, he decided to take Music seriously and has been passionate and hardworking in that regard, ever since.
The Ilesha-born, multi-talented Joshkeyz is the last born of three siblings(a brother & sister) to the family of Pastor & Mrs M.A. Adebowale. Due to his mum being a choir director and having to take him to every rehearsal, he started playing drums and other local drums like Akuba, Conga, Bembe at a very early age. He later moved to learning Keyboard at the age of 12, based on the need to fill the space in Church. While doing that, his love for Music started growing and he learnt other instruments like Guitar, Saxophone mostly by himself.
He didn’t struggle to direct music, by the reason that his mum was already a director, all he did was to watch and improve on some aspects as music evolved.
After several years of arranging, directing, teaching music and writing songs, Mr Lanre Oyegade went to speak in his Church sometime late 2013 and he got a confirmation to start his band “AUCSTAVE” with a couple of friends on campus. In case you’re wondering, Aucstave doesn’t have a dictionary meaning, it is just a combination of two musical terms (Octave & Stave).
The band has been blessed to travel to several cities like Lagos, Abeokuta, Ibadan, Ilorin, Ado Ekiti, Ondo and lots more for the purpose of ministry
Aucstave has worked with/ministered on the same stage with Wole Oni, Tolucci, Tim Godfrey, Joe Praise, Nene Uko, Sola Allyson, Glowreeyah Braimah and several other renowned music ministers.
Aucstave is blessed with notable musicians, worship leaders, songwriters, music directors, and minstrels who have chosen to devote their time to taking over for Jesus. They are also known for hosting their annual concert tagged JesusCLUB.