IBK Spaceshipboi Biography

IBK Spaceshipboi

IBK Spaceshipboi real/full name is Ibukun Kevin Emuwawon was born on December 18
1982, in warri Delta State, is is a
Producer, Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Vocal instructor and owner of the
production outfit MARTIANSHIP he hail from Ondo state.

 

Background And Early Life

IBK Born
Ibukun Kevin Emuwawon in the city of Warri in Delta State on December 18
1982, the Ondo state native is the last of 4 children. He is a
Producer, Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Vocal instructor and owner of the
production outfit MARTIANSHIP. 

He spent his early youth in his birth
city where he attained his basic formal Education in N.N.P.C primary
school Warri, and later got his secondary education in Demonstration
Secondary School run by the College of Education Warri. There, he was
schoolmates with Nigerian pop soul Diva Omawumi and soul sister Nneka.
During this period, IBK joined the rap duo of producer Oscar Heman-Ackah
and Aiwa called the 4th Dimension;  it was a period of growth and
development in his craft as a Producer and a Rapper. 

IBK might have
grown up listening to jazz, soul and the likes of Nat King Cole, Chick
Corea, Leo Sayer and Nina Simone, but his rap fever was ignited the day
he was introduced to the duo Kriss Kross back in the 90’s. This set in
motion his journey into music which saw he and his brother writing
rhymes and recording on double deck cassette players that were in vogue
back then. He later moved on to Ogun state to study Computer Engineering
in Covenant University, and there his passion for music blossomed.
Actively involved with the school choir, he later became it’s Music
Director.

This musical genius is the owner of the production
outfit “MartianShip” and has worked with notable artistes in the
Nigerian music industry. His style is what he likes to call
Spaceship-music; a fusion of neo-soul, Jazz, hip-hop and a touch of an
out-of-this-world element.
While the edgy theme of 21st century
hip-hop permeates his style, giving him street-worthiness and
credibility, he retains the sincerity of the message in gospel music,
with his lyrics always driven by an aim to educate and a voice prepared
to preach. Proof of this can be found in his debut album I COME IN
PEACE.

 

Spaceshipboi n MI
Spaceshipboi n MI

His single I HAVE A DREAM off his debut album I COME IN PEACE (still in
the works), was put out on the 15th of June 2011 and is getting
remarkable reviews, multiple blog posts and number 1 spots. Haven baked
this record with the purpose to inspire and stir up a ” Yes I can” feel,
IBK is already garnering attention and receiving impressive radio
rotation. His decision to tow the path of gospel music is rooted in the
bible verse that says “go into the world and preach the gospel…” and IBK
admits he is prepared for the stormy terrain that may come. In his
words “God is responsible for all that I am, all that I have and all I
would ever be, so what better way to serve Him… besides, when HE calls
you, He makes provision for the execution of the course.” In between
recording, playing shows and conquering radio waves, IBK is presently
working on fresh material for a near-future release. 

Driven by the will to create distinct music guaranteed to move your spirit, soul and body, IBK is becoming a strong brand associated
with creative good music in the Nigerian music industry. With the
spaceshipboi persona; a fictional superhero figure from another
dimension sent to earth with a message of Change and Hope to inspire
this generation, he is definitely a force to reckon with.

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