Ikechukwu Okoronkwo, also known by his stage name, Acebergtm is a gifted rapper and singer. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, the second child in a family of 5 children, Acebergtm and his siblings, grew up listening to different music genres. Everyone had a different taste in music, so they’d listen to all kind of songs, but his interests were mainly focused on Hip-hop and Rap genres with Wyclef Jean as his main artistes of choice.
He went from singing along to music he loved, to finding his own sound. At the age of 15, he started writing his own music as he loved poetry and writing and felt strongly about a career as a song writing. He also discovered quite early that he had a good voice and had a couple of friends in secondary school who he sang with for fun.
“Growing up as a kid, music turned out to be my only escape from peer pressure and other vices which kids my age were involved in such as smoking and street fighting; I got a strong sense of peace and satisfaction every time I heard my favorite songs growing up. My interest grew even more as I got older, I wanted to write, sing, rap, perform just like my favorite artists I saw on tv”, said Acebergtm
As he grew older, he found his way in and out of studios, linking up with different producers, and young artists, thereby honing his skills as a rapper and a singer. The first song ever released online was titled: “Letter to God” under a different name “Ace Berg”. He lists artistes such as J. Cole, Drake, Burna Boy as his musical influences, inspired by their sound, their lyrics, and lifestyle.
Acebergtm describes his time in college as tough; he had to balance his studies and trying to chase a music career. He studied Computer Science at the Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri, Imo State, in the Eastern part of Nigeria and graduated in 2018.
In 2019, he caught the attention of Sir Justine, CEO of Sir Justine World Entertainment Ltd (SJW Entertainment), who eventually signed him to the label in February 2020, marking the start of a new and promising path for the young artist. At the time of his joining the label, the label had other frontline acts such as Victor AD, and Peruzzi and he gained a lot as he worke with and watched these artists produce good music. He has worked with many other music producers including heavy weights such as Kel P, Phantom and Tempoe, WineXroll as well as JFred, Fredibeat, Oshobeats, Mcomms, Graydon and many more.
He dropped his first official single, “HEART BREAKER” under SJW Entertainment in July 2020, which currently has over 7 million streams across all digital platforms.
Watch “HEART BREAKER” below, enjoy.
His debut EP, FAR FROM HOME, is expected to drop on April 16th 2021 with a lead titled “DANCA” dropped on March 26th 2021. With many months of preparation and planning for its release, Acebergtm is set to impress with a potpourri of good and tintillating music, afro beat, afro hip hop, and more. The six (6) tracker showcases Acebergtm’s unique talents in fusing his rap and singing skills to create incredible music.
Listen to “DANCA” below, enjoy.