Nigerian artiste lauds originality of Ghanaian music

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Nigerian artiste Ikechukwu Okoronkwo known by his stage name Acebergtm has said he is attracted to the originality and the uniqueness of Ghanaian music content.

According to the gifted artiste, Ghanaian music brings reality closer to listeners and the artists are all unique in their own way representing where they are from.

Speaking on Starr Drive, he said, ”the uniqueness and originality in Ghanaian music attract me. Almost all the artists represent their communities and where they are from. They sing about these in their songs and they showcase these in their visuals. They make you feel like you have been there before. The artists are into their own things”

Asking about which Ghanaian artiste he will like to work with, he said, “all of them are unique but I have got my mind on Stonebwoy for a feature.”

Acebergtm, born in Lagos, Nigeria is the second child among five children. He 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 R Kelly as his main artistes of choice

He went from singing along to music he loved, to find 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 songwriter. He also discovered quite early that he had a good voice and had a couple of friends in secondary school with who he sang for fun.

As he grew older, he found his way in and out of studios, linking up with different producers, and young artists, thereby honing his skills as a rapper and a singer. The first song ever released online was titled: “Letter to God” under a different name “Ace Berg”. He lists artists such as J. Cole, Drake, Burna Boy as his musical influences, inspired by their sound, their lyrics, and lifestyle.

Acebergtm describes his time in college as tough; he had to balance his studies and trying to chase a music career. He studied Computer Science at the Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri, Imo State, in the Eastern part of Nigeria, and graduated in 2018.

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