Fabulous Icekid: ‘I am the Wiz Khalifa of Nigeria’
The Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) graduate revealed to The Guardian the secret of his success as a musician. He said that his style of music, which is rooted in Afrobeat with an infusion of hip-hop and pop and his voice, had given him the edge he wants.
“My selling point is my voice, my style, and delivery. You know I have this soft voice; I can actually make you feel the song, I can make music that will make you want to buy. I don’t just make you listen; I make you feel my song. I have the ability to drag people into a song. I have a different vocal range and many people have described my voice as hypnotic,” he said.
He listed his musical influences to include Michael Jackson and Eminem. “When I was growing up, I used to listen to a lot of Michael Jackson’s songs. I listened to Eminem as well. They kind of inspired me. I watched videos of MJ performances and how he impacted people’s lives, and it started from there. I started having a passion for music from there,” Fabulous IceKid revealed.
Recalling his sojourn into music, the rising Afrobeat star said it dated back to his secondary school days when he and some friends formed a band called Rock Boys Nations.
“Whenever we had break in school, we would gather to try and make music. We had a programme we used to do back then every Wednesday. We just did all we could to make people know we could actually do music and people accepted us.”
On his brand, personality, and kind of music, Fabulous IceKid said: “My brand is who you see. I actually choose to show people whatever I want them to know about me. I hardly post stuff about myself on social media.
“For my brand, I want people to see me as an artiste, seeing the bigger picture. I see my music doing a very big thing for me in the future. I am not even looking at now; I am looking at the future.
“My music is a reflection of who I am and the sum of my life experiences. I will say people should see me like Whiz Khalifa. I’m the Wiz Khalifa of Nigerian music. I will want people to see me as someone real, just like Wiz Khalifa. I am real and private. I am a very private person; I don’t have friends.”
With Extended Plays (EPs) to his credit, Fabulous Icekid is currently in the studio working tirelessly to churn out more songs.
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