Hello music lovers! I got the opportunity to interview a fantastic Nigerian artist, Acebergtm.
Acebergtm (real name Ikechukwu Okoronkwo) was born in Lagos, Nigeria, where he grew up being the second child in a family of five children. AcebergTM and his siblings grew up listening to different music genres. Everyone had a different taste in music, so they’d listen to all kinds of songs, but his interests were mainly focused on hip-hop and rap genres with Wyclef Jean being his main artist to listen to.
He went from singing along to music he loved, to finding his own sound. At the age of 15, he started writing his own music as he loved poetry and writing and felt strongly about a career as a song writing. He also discovered quite early that he had a good voice and had a couple of friends in secondary school who he sang with for fun.
He recently released his debut EP, ‘Far From Home’ after a groundbreaking success of his single ‘Danca’.
I asked him about the single, his EP and tried to find out more about his musical influences. Check it out below.
1. How would you describe your musical style?
I would say it’s a blend of afrobeat, afropop, amapiano, hiphop and R&B.
2. What did the success of ‘Danca’ mean to you?
It’s my second official release and i think the response is really encouraging and i’m proud of it.
3. What can you tell us about the EP?
far from home was inspired by the thought of me trying to be different from everybody else. And as a rapper trying to show more versatility and fitting into my own space in the music industry. The aim of this release is to connect with everybody around the world through my music, that’s what “Far from home” is all about.
4. Who are your musical influences?
Drake and J Cole.
5. What are you looking forward to the most this year?
Traveling around the world to perform.
6. What would you want people to know about you and your music?
I’m all about good music, putting out a different and unique sound pleasing to everyone with a good taste of music.
Check out the EP below!