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Shakez Baba Drops Infectious New Single “Ticket”



Multi-talented Nigerian artiste, Shakez Baba (born Akachi Igboko) is back with a bang, ready to solidify his place at the forefront of African hip-hop and Afrobeats with his electrifying new single, “Ticket.”

Shakez Baba’s musical journey is a testament to his passion and dedication. From freestyling with childhood friends to captivating audiences at school shows and beyond, music has always been his driving force. This journey led him to perform during Star Trek concerts, drop a mixtape (“CollegeBoy Fame”) and an EP (“Suit & Tie Hustler”), and even showcase his skills on the MTV Base Cypher in 2020.

“Ticket” is an infectious hip-hop anthem brimming with energy and optimism. Shakez Baba effortlessly weaves catchy melodies and empowering lyrics over a pulsating Jersey club-inspired beat.

“With ‘Ticket,'” explains Shakez Baba, “I wanted to capture the feeling of winning a lottery or a huge bet. The lyric ‘My ticket no gree cut’ means success is guaranteed, not in an arrogant way, but with unwavering conviction.”

Shakez Baba’s unique style seamlessly blends a fresh flow reminiscent of hip-hop’s golden age with powerful lyricism infused with Nigerian slang, ensuring global relatability. His musical versatility, influenced by early exposure to R&B,Pop, and Afrobeats greats like Lagbaja, coupled with his admiration for hip-hop icons like Kanye West, Jay-Z, Drake, M.I Abaga, Naeto C, and the late Aka, makes him a true force to be reckoned with.

“Ticket” is destined to become an instant fan favorite. Whether you’re looking for a workout anthem or a feel-good bop,this song is guaranteed to get you moving.The song is produced by Baba Ö & Beautiful Beats Shakez Baba’s talents extend beyond performing.

He currently works as an A&R for one of Africa’s biggest Afrobeats labels, where he plays a pivotal role in developing global superstars and crafting chart-topping hits.

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