At this Moment, the Nigerian Australian producer and vocalist IJALE is the definition of a hidden gem.

Formerly known as Crooked Letter, he decided to quit his 9 to 5 and level up from being a humble bedroom producer;

making the move from Sydney to Melbourne to turn his passion for music into a full time hustle.

Quick to jump into his new surroundings, he uploaded his first official song to triple J Unearthed on a whim.

Less than 24 Hours later his afro-inspired single “heretics” was played on Home and Hosed on Triple J Radio.

Since then  27 year old has been building a slow but surefooted buzz in Melbourne playing a slew of live shows at some of the city’s most beloved live music haunts.

When he isnt rapping along side some of the finest vocalists Melbourne has to offer or collaborating with the countries best up and comers, IJALE is tucked away honing his craft.

Forever comfortable taking his time, you wont find him unless he wants you to; but now he has surfaced with a new moniker and a sound that is hard to deny.

The name, given to him by his uncle now passed is his way of putting his culture first through his music,

in which he rhymes over “a melting pot of Afrobeat, searing electronic and traditional hip hop stylings” (

“With energy and animation that would rival the likes of Andre 3000” (, IJALE exhibits a level of artistic conviction that is seldom seen in newcomers like him.

As stated by the after one of his premiere performances, “Australian hip hop is in a very good space ...(IJALE) is evidence of this”

Watch out for IJALE in 2019 and beyond.