Victor “Victizzle” Akata is a 23-year-old MOBO award-winning artist who is a breath of fresh air to the music industry. With the release of his long awaited sophomore album entitled “Time To Shine” due for release this summer, Victizzle is ready to astound his fans with a brilliant blend of eclectic sounds in his groundbreaking music.
Victizzle is one of the most prominent names within the gospel music sphere and is quickly earning his deserved respect within the mainstream. He is the genius behind the hit single “iSing”, which has accrued over 100,000 YouTube views and is undoubtedly one of the biggest singles to have been released within the UK gospel scene. He has a large number of accomplishments under his belt, having won a MOBO in 2007 and 2009 and having been nominated for a UMA and winning the BEFFTA award for Best Producer in 2012. Hailing from humble beginnings, Victizzle initially began to produce at a very young age with his close friend Mark Asari, progressing to produce for MOBO award winners Guvna B and G Force and MOBO nominees Faith Child and JayEss. Since, his creation of excellent music in his church background has propelled him into the mainstream, leading him to tour the UK, Europe, USA and the exotic St. Lucia. Victizzle is no stranger to performing, having graced stages ranging from the Hackney Empire and has headlined at the IndigO2.
More recently, Victizzle has been producing for artists such as Wretch 32, Teezy, Paigey Cakey (who features in the UK Blockbuster “Attack The Block”), worked with Adulthood’s Snakeyman, co-produced the underground smash ‘On a level’ by Ghetts and is also the producer, creative director and mentor for the up and coming Franklyn Music. His musical critical acclaim and credibility makes his opinion so valid that he was chosen to be a panellist for a talent competition entitled “Time to Shine”, in which he also produced the TV opening theme song for.
With two music videos currently play listed on BET (Black Entertainment Television) flagship shows, ‘The Heat’ and ‘106 & Park’, Victizzle endeavours to take his music even further with the release of the “Time To Shine” album, which aims to propel him even further into the mainstream. The “Time To Shine” album is excellently self-produced and touches upon topics that everybody can relate to. Equally excellent visuals will be accompanying the hit songs and this album will be released in the summer if 2013.