Israel Nke Serves Listeners With New Single Titled “Sweet Dreams”
Israel Nkeki has already lived a life, which could be made into 100 films, but he has chosen music to tell his story, which sees his journey from leaving his polygamous father in Nigeria to a life on the streets and a term in prison to his eventual redemption as an emerging singer and songwriter.
His debut single is Moonlight, a song in which he tells of how a decision made in a split second can have a profound and lasting effect on those around you. With an emphasis on hard-hitting lyrics, which tell his real-life stories with a contemporary urban soul backdrop, Israel Nkeki has a voice, which needs to be heard.
As a young boy in Benin City, Nigeria, Israel Nkeki often found himself as lead in his local gospel choir but his childhood was far from idyllic. His father had two wives and the household was often filled with conflict and arguments, leading to Israel emigrating to New cross, London 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 – teaching him to be disciplined and to have confidence in himself, expressing how he really felt. He also finally met a woman he could trust who regularly visited him, leading him to dedicate his second single to her, Loved You.