Part of the dream team combo. Also check out our story on Young Entrepreneur; Dieu– (Founder of Dichino Clothing , and close friend to Ekeno)
Ekeno is a young talented musician from Tottenham, North London . He is becoming increasingly prominent within the world of UK rap .
He is well known for songs such as ‘Hate on me’ and ‘Catch me in Dichino’ along with many more.
The way he mixes his vocals with a little bit of rap , is something special!
How it all started:
Ekeno was born and raised in Austria. From a young age the love and interest for music, had always circulated Ekenos mind. Even before moving to England.
He was very influenced by UK and US orientated music and even played instruments such as the piano, and guitar. However it was at the age of 13 when he decided to pursue his interest further.
“I saw a Rapper who goes by the name of DQ once, rapping at this play scheme I used to go to . I saw him rapping once and I liked the way he was flowing on a beat and instantly knew my the path. I wanted that to be me”.
To begin, Ekeno was introduced to a youth club which had a recording studio, allowing users to record their own music.This led him to release his first ever track in 2010- aged only 13. It showcased his talent to both sing and rap. A sound that makes Ekeno unique.
What really seemed to push Ekeno was the special moment an artist associated with the youth club overheard him singing along to Chris Brown’s ‘deuces’. He praised Ekeno, saying he will “go far”.
Those small words of encouragement caused Ekeno to take music far more seriously, with the sheer focus and determination to be at the top.
Since then, Ekeno has gone on to collaborate with the likes of Mo Stack, Kilo Keemzo, Peckz, Danzey, Yung Tev, Big jiv and many more. Including the owner of the clothing brand ‘Dichino’ Dieu Songolo asked him to create a chorus to promote his clothing.
‘Catch me in Dichino’ which featured the likes of Kilo Keemz, Yung Max, and Peckz has received over 100,000 views.
Dieu is also the current manager of Ekeno and the only artist Dichino sponsors.
Ekeno is currently working on his mixtape ‘Palava for them’ which would be available to download on Christmas Eve.
Being on Red Bull:
Ekeno has also featured on the Red Bull website, after been congragulated and recongised as an upcoming artist to look out for. He is still coming to terms with this massive achievement.
Life as a celebrity:
It is crazy how your life can change as you take steps closer to your dreams.
Ekeno never imagined he would be where he is today, everywhere he goes he is shown massive love from all his loyal supporters:
Never did i think I would get stopped by a supporter to take a picture whenever they see me in the flesh. Never did I think I would get bookings from people and these are things that still amaze me.
He is extremely grateful for all the blessings he is receiving. He truly loves the fact he makes people happy, and inspired through his music.
What can we take from Ekeno?
As any successful person, many challenges have come Ekeno’s way:
From not receiving enough bookings, to trying to create his own mark in the music industry. However , as the hardworking and determined person he is…. He prevailed!
If you want to be the best, perfect your craft and be original. Don’t be be a copy and always follow your heart, it knows what you want the most. -Ekeno
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