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Birthday Shout! Celebrating Soul singer Bez
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Birthday Shout! Celebrating Soul singer Bez

Yvonne Williams

Popular Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and composer Emmanuel Bezhiwa Idakula aka Bez has grown to become one of the outstanding voices in the Nigerian entertainment scene.

His genre of music is known as “alternative soul”, a hybrid of soul, rock, jazz and R&B.

Birthday Shout! Celebrating Soul singer Bez

Bez’s childhood interest include painting and sketching. Upon finishing Loyola Jesuit College, Bez attended and graduated from Covenant University in 2007 with a BSc in Information and communications technology.

Along the line, the artiste lost his father, who was reportedly a politician and Gubernatorial Candidate for Nasarawa State in Niger.

Birthday Shout! Celebrating Soul singer Bez


Bez’s album ‘Super Sun’ upon release in 2011 was received warmly. The album includes the single “That Stupid Song”. The Boston Globe placed this song at number 3 in its top ten world music albums of 2011, calling Bez a “superb alternative-soul singer”.