Ed Izycs is a multi-talented Nigerian instrumentalist, composer, music producer and video director who hails from Akwa Ibom but was born and raised in Port Harcourt, Rumukwurusi precisely. He is the second of six boys in his family. He started creating compositions in 2006 with his elder brother LeriQ, then went on performing at his mother’s restaurant on Friday evenings.
Ed Izycs plays the piano, recorder, Western concert flute and the guitar effortlessly.
Ed Izycs released his first full body of work titled The Songz Of Izycs in 2016.
Ed Izycs has directed most of his music videos. He released his first video material for his composition called Celebration in 2015. He shot the video for the song with his phone (an Xperia Z3 compact) and uploaded on YouTube which further garnered awareness. He got signed to Cadilly Entertainment in December 2014 and they re-released the song Celebration as his first official single.
Ed Izycs has also directed music videos for a few notable Nigerian Artistes:
Nawo Nawo, Tear Rubber and Hero’s Smile by YQ
Bad Man by DJ Humility
Action by Terry G
He also produced the hit song Always Pray For You by ace artist Nosa
Ed Izycs will be releasing a new album titled Gold which would consist of 15 tracks. It is scheduled for release on the 12th of April 2019.
Celebration by Ed Izycs
Furioso by Ed Izycs
Zuri by Ed Izycs
- Edwin Isaac Utere, professionally known as Ed Izycs is a multi-talented instrumentalist, artiste, music producer and video director.
- Ed Izycs blends various genres of music including jazz, classical, soft rock and world music.
- Ed Izycs hails from Akwa Ibom state. He was born in Port-Harcourt, Rivers state.
- Ed Izycs plays the Recorder, Western Concert Flute, Guitar and the Piano.
- Ed Izycs started creating compositions in 2006.
- Ed Izycs is signed to record company, Cadilly Entertainment.
- Ed Izycs has directed music videos for notabled Nigerian Artistes like Nawo Nawo, Tear Rubber and Hero’s Smile by YQ, Bad Man by DJ Humility and Action by Terry G.
- Ed Izycs has released 9 songs and The SongZ of iZycs EP. He released the EP in 2016.
- Ed Izycs has over 10k followers collectively on Twitter and Instagram
- Ed Izycs has been featured on GQ South Africa.
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
Odudu Awards Port Harcourt
- Best Jazz artiste 2009, 2010, 2011.
- Best Video Director 2010, 2011
Galaxy Music Awards 2018
- Special Recognition Award for Jazz in Rivers State
- Best Video Director
- Best Collaboration Galaxy Music Awards 2018
- Best African Jazz artiste AFRIMA 2017