Here are the top 5 things you need to know about fast rising Nigerian act, Idowest.
Idowest who is also referred to as the King of popular Shaku Shaku dance was recently signed to Davido’s record label, DMW.
This makes Idowest the sixth addition to the ever growing family that houses Davido, Mayorkun, Dremo, Peruzzi and Yonda, with Ichaba remaining an affiliate.
Here are the top five things you need to know about DMW’s latest signing, Idowest
1. Idowest real name is Adekunle Idowu
The name Idowest was carved out of his original name Idowu, which is a Yoruba name for someone born after a set of twins. He represents the Lagos Island area of Lagos State.
2. He has been signed to three labels in just two years
I don’t know how this works, but you would agree with me that it is highly interesting that the artist has put pen to paper on three different record deals in less than two years.
On June 15, 2017, the young rapper signed with P4 Music, owned by a Mr Sodiq, but following his return from being cleared of all charges leveled against him in the US, Dammy Krane revived his label, Worldstar Inc and on December 15 2017, he announced his first signing in the person of Idowest. He recently signed with David’s DMW record label to make it a third.
3. Idowest was a former member of the M.A.F.I.A gang
Earlier in 2017, Idowest used to be a member of the three man group called M.A.F.I.A gang.
Other members of the group include, C Black and Abram Soul and they released singles like Panda (Cover) and Umbele.
4. Idowest refers to himself as the King of Shaku Shaku
The shaku shaku vibe is one hit that gained mainstream acceptance last year with acts like Idowest, Slimcase, Mr Real and even Skales laying claim to being progenitors of the wave.
But the rapper who has been on his grind for quite a while now, claims that he was introduced to shaku shaku from his secondary school days and has been making the type of sound since then.
5. Idowest was nominated at the 2018 Headies
Idowest has grown his art steadily over the past couple of years, from getting attention with his single Eko alongside former HKN member Danagog to his ground-breaking single, Omo Shepeteri which featured Dammy Krane and Slimcase released late last year.
The song earned Idowest a nomination in the Best Street Hop artist category at the Headies 2018 music awards which was won by Small Doctor.