As a young musician and performer, Bez started to fine-tune his sound, drawing
inspiration from various genres. African beats, pop, soul and RnB unified to enrich his music, giving life to his unique alternative sound. From being the first African artist to premiere a video on the BET channel, to speaking at Harvard's African Business Conference, Bez proudly wore the mantle of ambassador to Africa and her rich musical tapestry. His first album, ‘Super Sun', was released to critical acclaim in 2011. Around the world, voices chimed in to praise his revolutionary stylings - among them the Boston Globe, the BBC, Rolling Stone, MTV, Essence and Vogue.
Next, Bez conquered the festival circuit, headlining two showcases at South by
Southwest Austin, before making his presence felt in New York and Los Angeles with multiple concerts, including appearances at the iTunes store. His voice powered the pre-Olympic games in London and he graced many a stage across the African continent.
In 2018, he was flown to Cannes - the European capital for music and film. Here, he was one of only 11 artists selected globally to participate in the MIDEM Artist
Accelerator, the world’s leading music event for creators. Bez is passionate about exploring the melodies of the world through live music. His sophomore album, ‘Gbagyi Child’, was widely lauded for drawing directly from the local sounds and instruments of his hometown, while his third album ’The Light’ refined that sound to a modern afro pop groove. He is almost synonymous with live music in Nigeria, thanks to his celebrated series of live concerts, Bez Live.
Bez is often held up as a role model for young musicians, a title that he takes very
seriously; he is a co-founder of a new venture, Music & Tech Space, an innovation
space for outliers who fuse music and tech to create magic and solve the challenges of the African music ecosystem. Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, artist, lyricist, creator, mentor and builder of dreams - Bez Idakula continues to defy boundaries and genres.