Idikwu Joseph Ikande popularly known as Joey, a songwriter and composer is a Nigerian based gospel artist that is eclectic in his approach to music and a lover of all genres. He is more of an R and B singer, though his flair for soft rock still stands out as his first single released “Standing Ovation”attests to this.
He is Igede by Tribe from Benue State, born into a family of seven (7), the second (2nd) of five (5) siblings. Joey is a Nurse by profession and a music lover by birth, “mmmm, how cool”.
His musical background dates back to his early childhood and has ever since grown with him till date. His experience with music gets better as the years roll by as he has always been an active singer in different choirs, serving at different capacities. He recently had the privilege of sharing stage with one of our generation’s contemporary gospel music general TYE TRIBETT and he also backed up for some big time Gospel Music Heroes, Lionel Peterson, Chris Delvan, Panam Percy Paul, Solomon Lange, Freke Umoh and the host of others. These experiences have taught him that humility is the staircase to the height of success in a man’s life.
He dropped his debut single “Standing Ovation” December 2013. The inspiration for this song he says was borne out of a grateful heart that is perplexed by God’s show of love, left with no certain expression to display and so, helplessly stands in ovation.
He also released another soul-soothing single at the close of 2014 titled NEVER TOO LATE…which has gotten every one wondering what exactly could be his inspiration cos of the rich depth of the song. He’s not relenting either as he dropped the most recent of his singles, “BRING IT ALL BACK” in 2015. He is currently working on his debut album that’ll get the whole world talking in no time.
Joey is quite poetic in his song writing skills, which reflects in nearly all his songs as he defines music as a fine mix of words with melodious sound. He lays claims to his inspiration, rich source of creativity, diversity and uniqueness of his music to the likes of Tye Tribbet, Deitrick Haddon, Fred Hammond, Travis Greene, Donnie McClurkin, Marvin Sapp, Casting Crowns, Smokie Norful, Hillsong that constitutes a large space of his music playlist.
His word to you, keep focus, let God be true and all men liars.
“Never Too Late” is a Gospel RnB song, written,composed and performed by Joey, produced by Greyscale Productions. This song was released in November 2014 and has ever since been a blessing to everyone who have listened to it. This song has won him the Best Gospel R&B at the GOSPEL INTERNATIONAL MUSIC AWARD (GIMA2016) and has earned him many performances as this is one of his fans best among his other amazing songs released…”Standing Ovation” and “Bring It All Back” .
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