With the current challenge the world is facing, one would easily think that music artists are losing their inspiration to create new songs. On the contrary, the pandemic and the many other social concerns communities are facing today are igniting the creativity of most artists. Rising singer, Its Ibby, is introducing his new hit single “Hol’on Wait” to the world.
The promising artist grew up in Texas and spent part of his youth in Abu Dhabi. His exposure to the richness of both cultures invoked a unique brand of creativity in him as he set out to build himself up as a serious artist. Additionally, having experienced both cultures has allowed him to see the world from a bigger perspective—how life can be difficult for many and easy for some, the disparity between the rich and the poor, and the need to speak up about issues in society.
While Its Ibby is based in the United States, he has quite a large fan base in Germany. His German fans are drawn to his danceable songs and their straightforward messages. More and more people are discovering his unique music style and are fast becoming loyal followers.
Interestingly, Its Ibby has a bachelor of science degree in industrial, manufacturing, and systems engineering from Texas Tech University. He firmly believes in the value of education and how it can broaden one’s potentials. While his passion is first and foremost music, he still endeavored to finish his course to serve as an example to other young people. He is currently advocating the importance of staying in school, teaching the youth of its long-term value, and how it can change their path in life.
The dropout rate in the United States is quite high. In 2017, there were 2.1 million status dropouts of students with ages ranging from 16 to 24 years old, according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The overall status dropout rate that year was 5.4%. The status dropout rate varied by race/ethnicity. Topping the list were American Indian/Alaska Native youth, followed by Hispanics, black, biracial individuals, white, Pacific Islanders, and Asians.
Its Ibby hopes to be able to inspire more young people to stay in school and pursue their dreams after they complete their education. Regardless of what they are passionate about, the young artist believes it always helps to have a strong educational background. Music enthusiasts can even pursue degrees that can help them launch a successful career if they are intent on pursuing one in the industry. For Its Ibby, it’s all just a matter of planning out one’s career path early on. With the right guidance and motivation, he believes that more and more young Americans will prioritize their education.
At present, Its Ibby resides in Florida but collaborates consistently with various artists based in Atlanta. He is also working with multi platinum producers such as Trellgato and Brackz to ensure the quality of his songs. He is expected to surprise fans with new songs in the coming months. Follow Its Ibby’s Instagram account on @_itsibby_ to get updates on his latest projects.