Lila Iké is a Jamaican singer-songwriter and recording artist, well known for her melodic vocals and honest songwriting. Her music is rooted in reggae, but she also incorporates elements of Dancehall, R&B, and Afrobeat.
The artist began her music career at a young age, performing at local festivals and parties. By the time she was in her teens, she was already writing her own music and working with producers to craft her sound. She released her debut single, “Second Chance,” in 2017, which was quickly followed by the hit single, “Biggest Fan.” These tracks established her as an artist to watch and earned her a nomination for Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the 2018 Youth View Awards.
Iké followed up her initial success with her debut EP, The ExPerience, in 2019. The EP featured five tracks and showcased Iké’s range and versatility as an artist. She drew from various genres, from reggae to Afrobeats and R&B, to create a unique sound. The EP was well-received, earning her a nomination for Best Reggae Album at the 2020 Grammy Awards. Iké has since released several more singles, such as “Solitude,” “Where I’m Coming From,” and “Thy Will,” as well as her debut studio album, Higher Plains, in 2021. The album features guest appearances from Jesse Royal and Chronixx, and it was preceded by the hit single, “Thy Will,” which was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer JOE G.
Lila Iké has quickly established herself as one of the leading voices in modern reggae music. She is a powerful performer, whose music is infused with her unique Caribbean flavor and her own personal experiences. Iké is a true artist, using her music to tell stories and spread positivity. With her powerful voice and honest songwriting, she is sure to continue to make her mark on the music industry for years to come.
2020: The ExPerience
2017: “Biggest Fan”
2017: “Gotti Gotti”
2018: “Second Chance”
2019: “Where I’m Coming From”
2020: “Sweet Inspiration”
2020: “I Spy”