Ike Chuks’ “Igbotic EP” is a very catchy mix of UK Afro-swing, delivered in the Afro-pop blend of English, Pidgin, and Igbo.
Ike Chuks (pronounced IYKE CHOOKS) is a UK-born Nigerian rapper/singer with a selection of previously released singles and a project. With a career birthed in London, the rapper has carved a niche for himself with a unique style of storytelling in Pidgin English, his native Igbo as well as proper English, that is targeted at a young listener base of African youth living in the UK, and Nigeria.
He has previously recorded collaborations with acts like Ycee, Moelogo, Krishane, and Dotman, for his biggest release yet. This ingenious and original niche has given birth to the “Igbotic EP” series. This is the rapper’s second body of work, and sees him performing to the best of his strengths; a very catchy mix of UK Afro-swing, delivered in Afro-pop blend of English, pidgin and Igbo language.
On “Igobotic EP”, Ike Chuks can be heard demystifying a popular stereotype about people from the Igbo tribe, one of Nigeria’s ethnic groups, by making resonating music in his own unique “Igobotic” style.
This symmetry in creativity and artiste branding, is very evident in the warm green theme colors of the project, as the color green represents one of Nigeria’s main exports, agriculture, as well as doubles as the country’s official color. The 5-track EP which features collaborations from contemporary alté acts; Mystro and BOJ, has the hallmarks of a modern cultural reset.