THE JOURNEY BEGINS (The Biography)


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Icon Spielberg (born Samuel Adeyemi) is a performing and recording artiste, BMI songwriter and also a music producer. Icon Spielberg was born in Nigeria on 13th August to Mr. And Mrs. Adeyemi and attended Federal Government College Malali, Kaduna.

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Icon Spielberg has experienced different cultures but still stays true to his roots and this is evident in his music and the people he considers his biggest influences musically, which include Fela, Runtown, Don Jazzy, 2 Face idibia, Davido, Wizkid and Wande Coal.

Though Icon Spielberg started music professionally 2019, he has been performing and making music since the age of 13. Now 21, he has set up a record label called VOK Music owned by Icon Spielberg.

The saying is what led to the start the label

“If you want something done, do it yourself”

Icon Spielberg believes that as a producer and recording artiste, he would be in the best position to create music that suits his style. When asked to choose an ideal producer to work with, he responded “…myself, because I know what I want exactly!”

He is however quick to mention that he would definitely be excited to work with Sarz, Joey4beats, Pheelz and/or Don Jazzy.

In a short space of time, Icon Spielberg has developed a huge fan base (14 to 28 year olds) in Nigeria, and still building up Spain and UK and the young fresh talent’s first  single “Bad Bad” is enjoying massive media attention and airplay online, on radio and TV.

In his own words, his greatest reward so far is “having my family and friends support my dream. I can’t ask God for more”. Within no time Icon Spielberg took us by storm when he released Gyal, which has been said to be one of Icon Spielberg top hits ever made and without a doubt, has become a leading club song as well as one of radios most played.

Without wasting much time, Icon Spielberg and his management team, in collaboration with his Eyecon Digitals, to put together a first-class, Album and never seen before type video, to back up his forth coming EP, Stronger.

Without saying much, it is evident that Icon Spielberg is one to watch out for in 2021! He is evidently here to stay, and deliver.

Icon Spielberg had a very eventful Christmas (2019) season performing all over Northern Nigeria. He had amazing performances at shows like the Gingered Sunday, Rhythm Unplugged, The Clique and the Splash Park Opening Concert.

The Artiste
Icon Spielberg admits that his love for entertaining people comes from his siblings as music has been in the family genes. Icon Spielberg has had music around him as a child and that has also been his inspiration

He states

“…My sister and brother rap and sing all day that almost every time I hear nothing else…. They loved to entertain and I plan on carrying that legacy…”

With collaborations with artistes like Worldwyade, Dj Jozzy, Yomiboss and popular Zambia artiste, Veezy Sapato, Icon Spielberg is set to prove to the music industry that he has what it takes to succeed. He has also shared stages with people like Erriga, Skibi, Olamide, Phyno, Mix Breed, Classiq and more.

The Producer
As a versatile artiste, he is able to adapt to any beat produced by other producers. However, this is a craft he has succeeded in mastering and with help from his team, VOK Music would be a force to reckon with the in the Nigerian Music scene.

Often asked where his inspiration as a producer comes from, Icon explains “… I like it when people are happy and when they can dance to my music!
His debut single “Bad Bad” featuring Worldwyade nd Dj Jozzy is a testament to Icon Spielberg’s ability and skill as a producer. He has also produced music for … Yomzy kid, IIICY, Diamond V and Skalo.

So, the next time you are dancing to a well made beat, pay attention because you might just hear “Icon”… A signature that will be heard on chart topping songs for a very long time!

The Student
Often considered playful and fun loving, Icon Spielberg has shown that he is a focused individual and not allowing his music career get in the way of his education.

Icon Spielberg is currently studying Computer Science in Kaduna Polytechnic and he is applying things he learns in school into running the business of his music career.

Ensuring that a proper system and business tools are in place for his music career, Icon Spielberg has not only built a recording studio for the VOK Music, he has also assembled a management and PR team to help him run his affairs while he focuses on his education. Music doesn’t take a back seat though.

Icon Spielberg runs on a very tight schedule to ensure that neither his music nor education suffers!

The Brand
Good talent is hard to go unnoticed. However, more profitable than good talent is a good brand. The Icon Spielberg brand is increasing growing and commanding attention. The good quality of the debut single “Bad Bad” featuring Worldwyade nd Dj Jozzy, produced by Icon Spielberg.

With offers already coming his way for more appearances and performances, Icon Spielberg’s fan base is set to go “off the roof”. Without a doubt, Icon Spielberg will be vital to selling a few brands in the country.

As an artiste and a producer, He is focused on ensuring consistency in the quality of music he gives his fans that are increasing by the minute. Icon Spielberg’s brand management team is looking forward to developing concepts and working with brands to establish mutually beneficial relationships.

What’s Next?
He has been recording with top artistes in preparation for his EP, which is currently titled “Stronger”. With the debut single entering countdown charts across the country, Icon Spielberg is almost set to release a follow up single to ensure that his fans always have something new to enjoy.

A date has not been set for the release of his EP, however, the targeted period is some time this year. Icon Spielberg’s management will communicate a date once confirmed. In the mean time, He will continue to make great music and performing on the biggest stages across the country.

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Thanks for joining me!

— Icon Spielberg

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.