Nkeki’s song ‘Moonlight‘ is set to be released on the 20th June, 2020.
Israel Nkeki has already lived a life that could be made into a hundred films, but he has chosen music to tell his story. His debut single is Moonlight, a song where he tells a story of how a decision you make in a split-second can change everything for you and those around you. With his hard-hitting lyrics that tell his real-life stories with a contemporary urban soul backdrop, Israel Nkeki has a voice that needs to be heard.
Moonlight is an intense journey of aftermaths and self-discovery. Israel emigrated to Newcross, London from Nigeria when he was 12. Living with a family friend, he found himself lost and cast adrift in his new surroundings, soon descending into a life spent on the streets and ultimately, prison. Prison proved to be Israel’s turning point, he learned discipline and confidence and also met a woman he could trust who regularly visited him, leading him to dedicate his second single to her, Loved You.
Taking elements of artists such as 6lack and Fela Kuti, Israel’s style is poetic, modern, and soulful, retaining the hard-hitting edge of his lyrics but allowing the music to flow through it and take it to new levels. The tracks were mastered at London’s legendary Abbey Road – Israel Nkeki lives in Croydon, South-East London.