B'KEM

I'm an Artist aspiring to make a difference in the world. With Nigeria Parents, living in south central Los Angeles, it wasn't easy to become the artist I am today. I'm used to hearing that I'm not good enough, that I wasn't meant to do music, but there are some things a person cannot shake from the core of themselves. I went to The Los Angeles Recording School and Graduated with a sound Engineering Degree, I became the first African American to perform at the Color's Of Love platform, I was nominated for best male artist 2020 by Afrifamu, Featured in the VoyageLa, called to be a speaker and perform for Panorama High school at there Men's Leadership Conference. All this couldn't have been possible if I listened to those who said I wasn't good enough. Now I just want to be known as one of those who were told “I wasn't good enough,” one of those who shows the young men and women that hear all the negative words spoken over them, that they can accomplish that which they are told they cannot do.  My Artist name B’kem is something I’m very proud of, It comes from my middle name Chibuikem which means God is my strength. I find it interesting because I can’t understand the strength I’ve had to keep going.


BIO

 

What makes B’kem’s music so compelling and convincing, is the fateful combination of skill and the will to interpret his truths in such a personal way, with songwriting that never ever leaves the listener with a sense of going astray. His efficient rapping, singing, and attention-grabbing voice will leave you in an inspirational mood. After listening to his latest single, “Take”, your head will be literally brimming with words and messages just waiting to be tied together by the power of your faith. Faith and self- belief, are two things B’kem has coexisted with, or rather, has been fueled by.

Born from Nigeria parents and living in south central Los Angeles, meant life was never easy for him. He grew up with the cruel echo of words like, “you’re not good enough,” and “you’re not meant to do music.”  Yet despite being told that he had to either be a lawyer, doctor or engineer, B’kem went to The Los Angeles Recording School and Graduated with a Sound Engineering Degree. He has never looked back since.

B’kem has performed all over, appeared in multiple media outlets, and has had his music played worldwide. Recently he captured attention with the release of the song “Black Lives Matter”, which has been raking in streams due to its powerful messages. 

 B’kem is the first African American male to perform at the Color's Of Love platform, he was nominated for best male artist 2020 by Afrifamu, BEST INSPIRATIONAL WORSHIP LEADER 2020 by MARANATHA AWARDS USA. The same srganization also Nominated his songs “Take” and “Black lives matter” for, BEST PRAISE/EXALTATION SONG 2020 -“TAKE”, BEST SUPPLICATION/PETITION SONG 2020 - “TAKE”, BEST TEACHING SONG 2020 - “BLACK LIVES MATTER”.

 B’KEM has been featured in the VoyageLa, Independent music news 24, Jamsphere, Vintage media group, Soundlooks, e.t.c. B’KEM has been called to be a speaker on panels and performer for the youth, been a featured performer at AfroCity, Afro fusion, 626 night market, African charity events (one of the most notable charity events where raising funds for elementary schools in Congo with unstable building structures),

“My name ‘B’kem’ is something I’m very proud of. It comes from my middle name Chibuikem which means God is my strength,” explains B’kem. “I find it interesting because the strength I’ve had to keep going has been very supernatural.”

What separates B’kem from the majority of his hip hop compatriots is his approach.  Unlike most rappers who take the lazy approach – dirty lyrics, violent behavior, substance abuse, and naked women, B’kem searches for the truths that can be incorporated into his sound.

This is an artist in command of both power and nuance, fearlessly transforming his messages into an uplifting soundtrack. In this world you will meet two kinds of people – Those who will pull you down and those who will pull you up. B’kem belongs to the latter group. He does awesome work and should be supported!

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B'Kem - M.I.A (Official Music Video)
B'Kem - I Am Bkem (Official Video)
B'KEM - BLACK LIVES MATTER (Official Music Video)
With all that's going on, I just want to play a part that would help people through these dark times. I prayed for words to share with the people, this is what I received.
Sep 7, 2020
TAKE BY B'KEM
After the successful release of the controversial song “Black Lives Matter” by B’kem, This Awe-Inspiring Artist seeks to make a difference through his gift of music. Now he’s about to release something out of this world, his upcoming single is called “TAKE.”The single releases September 7th, 2020 B’kem has been working on a project that he is personally producing, and “TAKE” is the first single from that project. This is a song where B’kem acknowledges who his source is, from the perspective of Joy. In this song, B’kem gives an example of how to release the battles and worries of life. The message is to inspire people with the knowledge that they do not have to fight alone. They can let God fight in their stead, and know victory is assured. Being the producer of his second project, following his early work THE MENU, He’s changing up the party to something that brings hope. B’kem is giving us something we can dance to while taking away the need to worry about fear in this world. Especially in a time where such disgraceful things are happening to people of color. This is a moment when hearing a song could change someone’s life, and “TAKE” is bringing a message of positive change. With Nigeria Parents and living in south-central Los Angeles, B’kem didn’t find life easy. This self-motivated artist grew up hearing a lot of unwelcoming things towards his craft. Words like “you’re not good enough,” and “you’re not meant to do music.” Yet there some things a person cannot shake from the core of themselves. Despite being told that he had to either be a lawyer, doctor, or engineer by the people of his Nigerian heritage, B’kem went to The Los Angeles Recording School and Graduated with a Sound Engineering Degree.B’kem would later become the first African American male to perform at the Color’s Of Love platform, was nominated for best male artist 2020 by Afrifamu, featured in the VoyageLa, has been called to be a speaker on panels and performer for the youth, been a featured performer at AfroCity, Afro-fusion, 626-night market, African charity events (one of the most notable charity events were raising funds for elementary schools in Congo with unstable building structures), had his songs played in multiple countries around the world, has been interviewed in multiple radio stations in North America, as well as performed in many other events and festivals. Hopefully giving an example to the youth of what perseverance looks like because if he stopped, none of these things could have been possible.“I just want to be known as one of those who were told ‘you’re not good enough.’ One of those who show the young men and women that hear all the negative words spoken over them, that they can accomplish whatever they’re told they can’t do. My artist name B’kem is something I’m very proud of, It comes from my middle name Chibuikem which means God is my strength. I find it interesting because the strength I’ve had to keep going has been very supernatural.” -B’KEM
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