I-Bizzle is a fast-rising lyricist who sees himself different from the norm or like he puts it ‘cut from a different cloth’.
His sojourn into music started way back in high-school when he used to beat-box and play around with words with his classmates.
He took it a step further during His time in Obafemi Awolowo University where he had his first stage performance with ‘D Crew’ (a secular rap group) but then switched up his style when he got born-again and then begun His gospel rap career. He joined the defunct gospel rap group ‘Rev Kru’ and carved a niche for himself as his lyrical & delivery prowess soared in school.
He also set up a 2 man rap group called ‘Da Deep Thotz’ in his final year and were well known for dropping red hot barz that would hold you spell bound and keep you at the edge of your seat.
Fast forward to this present time, He is an On-Air Personality with Beat FM Ibadan. He is currently working on his mixtape, a body of work which includes both old and new materials.
His musical influences include Nas, Lecrae, Common & J Cole.
CLIFFORD is an Edo State born versatile recording & performing music artiste; vocalist, songwriter & worship-leader based in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. His sojourn in music dates far back to his childhood, he attended both primary and secondary schools that were music oriented (Juniors International School & Christ Ambassadors International College) and this stirred up the gift in him.
He has a strong passion for music and art in its totality. His music through the years xrays the depth of his love for God & is centered on the theme of worship. He also uses the soulfulness of his music to reach out to people on several societal issues. Every time he sings there’s always the testimony of the tangible presence of God. He is very concerned with contributing to the growth of gospel music & in general the music industry in Nigeria.
He is a trained medical doctor from the prestigious College of Medicine, University of Ibadan and so far he has been able to strike the balance between the ever-demanding music career and hectic professional medical career.
Through several opportunities in the past he has been able to hone his skills and grow in the ministry having worked with several choirs some of which includes: Levites (CAIC), Hallelujah Voices (RCCG Paradise Parish), NSTHC (RCFUI), Sound of Cedar (RCCG Oyo 4), Vessels Of Gold (GHC Bodija); he was the former Music Director of the True Worshippers (RCCG Jesus Academy) and the pioneer of the annual music concert tagged “ENCOMIO” in Ibadan.
His musical influences include a variety of artistes: Kurt Carr, Marvin Sapp, The Clark Sisters, Tye Tribbett, Donald Lawrence, Yolanda Adams, Hezekiah Walker, Luther Vandross, Beyonce Knowles, Whitney Houston, Jennifer Hudson, Patti Labelle, Christina Aguilera, Fantasia Barrino, Jason Derulo, Uche Daniels & Michael Fakoya.
Also as a form of expressing his love for arts, he has been involved as the main cast for two stage play productions in the city of Ibadan.
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