Born in Missouri after his parents moved to the United States from Nigeria, Ike Ndolo developed a love of music at home, growing up to the ringing of hymns from his mother’s voice.
Ike continued his musical development at St. Timothy’s in Mesa, Arizona, where he was mentored by legends Tom Booth and Matt Maher. Currently Assistant Music Director at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Tempe, Ike leads worship every Sunday and is constantly evolving as a musician and a man of God.
In addition to traveling the country to lead others to Christ, Ike has a great zeal for missionary work, stretching from Mexico to as far as China. As David says in Psalm 96: “Tell his glory among the nations, among all peoples, his wondrous deeds.” Ike has taken up the call, to be a servant to those around him—through his art, through his music, through his life.
The enthusiasm that is quickly building behind his music and ministry is a testament to a passionate faith that resonates with youth and young adults. With the piercing honesty of his voice and unique accessibility of his music, Ike addresses our human frailty by drawing attention to the joy of how deeply we are loved and accepted by God.
Ike’s debut album We Are the Beggars features 11 powerful originals, alongside three refreshing and inventive covers. Produced by top 10 contemporary hitmaker Robbie Seay and featuring the ambient electric guitar work of pro Taylor Johnson throughout the record, it would be easy for a young artist to fade into the background. However, Ike comfortably commands your undivided attention as you wait in eager anticipation for the next note. Fans of The David Crowder* Band, Hillsong United, and Jackie François will need to carve out room in their playlists for this exciting new artist.