KINGSTYLE -Artist Biography
Josiah Alexander Ngwoke is a Nigerian Afro pop singer based in South Africa. Born in Ebonyi State of Nigeria, Iyioji Akaeze he grew up in an underprivileged family of seven children. As the first born, had the responsibility to look after his siblings as is customary in most African homes. Josiah, who now goes by the stage name Kingstyle, developed the love of music when he was 13 years old. He would come home from school and sit in solitude where he would secrete juicy lyrics through his pen onto paper. Josiah has constantly challenged himself.
He began songwriting and singing in his early teens and is influenced by every genre of music from Afro pop to Gqomu. Although he is a young and upcoming artist, it’s clear through his music that Kingstyle has the vision, range and creative conviction to make a great impact on the Music Industry on a Continental Scale. The skilful blend of evocative counter-melodies and demonstrative lyrics is the bedrock of Kingstyle's music. His song writing encompasses diverse genres including hip-hop, dancehall and even Gqom, provoked by his imaginative sentience. He believes his music falls under the banner of the Afro-pop genre. He never ceases to seek new learning opportunities to develop and improve himself; Kingstyle incorporates each new experience into his repertoire of Afro-pop to suit every occasion.
He describes his Gqom music as an evolving genre that transcends the beat to possessing dance movements that everyone wants to try on the dance floor. To top it off, his Gqom encompasses inspiring and educational lyrical content. Having composed and recorded more than 20 songs thus far, Kingstyle is keen on releasing more. All these songs have a unique and eclectic sound where he rhythmically orates about the Black Diamond Colonial Master, Africa’s economy, Government and many other socio-political issues. Some of his hit songs such as “Illumination”, “Wi-Fi”, and “Holy Baba” are rocking our airwaves and enjoying massive radio play.
Kinstyle can be reached on instagram @iamkingstyle, and on facebook “Josiah Alexander”