Kingsley Ibeneche is fresh on the Philly music scene, but is no stranger to the stage. Trained in dance, Kingsley received a degree in Ballet Performance from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Kingsley was born and raised in Camden, NJ to Nigerian parents. Soon after graduation he toured Europe, performing modern dance. In his free time, making beats and writings songs, he realized a need to explore music deeper.
Camden-based multimedia artist Kingsley Ibeneche steps forward with singles “Encompass That” and “Kknees,” available for free download. Executive produced by Lee Clarke with additional production by Kevin Ripley and Kingsley himself, the singles are offered in anticipation of his forthcoming 'Realms' EP due later this fall.
Kingsley roots himself in traditions of Nigerian dance and rhythm as well as other modes of expression, from jazz-infused vocals spread across octaves to intimate, entrancing lyricism, an emcee’s swagger and flow, thunderous bass guitar fluency and weighty beat production chops. As a performer, Kingsley is a proven dynamist, having shared the stage with Travis Scott, James Blake, Halsey, and other household names.
Kingsley Ibeneche dropped his first ever EP in May 2017 titled "CHi”, a work that delivers a range of dynamic tones and explores hip-hop & folk beats. Kingsley Ibeneche, commanding a lane of his own, is rising promisingly in the Philadelphia music scene.
Combining his love of music and dance, Kingsley makes Soul-Experimental music that fills every corner and ear as he fuses his physically charged sounds with his melodic and fluid movements.
"Kingsley Ibeneche so gracefully moved from ballet and modern choreography to singing and writing songs… Dude is a dancer, dancers are graceful. But CHi, Ibeneche’s self-released debut, is very very good, a fully realized set of songs from an impressive new voice." -John Vettese of WXPN "The Key"
Recent Music and Dance Performances/Features
Danced background for Halsey for 'SNL'
Featured as model & dancer in 2018 GAP campaign