Adekunle Idowu (born November 2, 1992) is a popular Nigerian rapper and songwriter who goes by the stage name, Idowest.

The musical act is currently signed to Davido Music Worldwide record label.

He came to the limelight in 2017 after he dropped the hit single, Shepeteri.


Idowest: History, Bio, Photo
Full Name: Adekunle Idowu
Stage Name: Idowest
Born: 2 November 1992 (age 29 years old)
Birth Place: Lagos
State Of Origin: Lagos State
Nationality: Nigerian
Girlfriend • Wife: UNmarried
Occupation: Rapper • Songwriter
Record Label: Davido Music Worldwide
Net Worth: $100,000-$600,000

Early Life

Idowest was born to the Idowu family on the 2nd of November 1992. He was given the birth name Adekunle by his parents.

He was bred in the mainland part of the city of Lagos. He is a Yoruba boy who hails from one of the southwest states.

He became interested in music as a teenager and started composing music lyrics to rap.


He rapped mainly in his Yoruba dialect and pidgin. He always did freestyle raps in the presence of his mates in school and neighborhood.

Together with his friends, C Blvck and Abramsoul, he formed the music group, M.A.F.I.A.



Idowest obtained his First School Leaving Certificate from a public primary school in Lagos.

He studied at Isale Eko Grammar School, Oroyinyin, Lagos for his secondary school education.


As an upcoming artist, Idowest often visited a studio close to his house to record singles. As his popularity as a rapper grew, he started receiving invitations to perform at local shows and concerts in Lagos.

He came to the limelight in 2017 after he dropped the hit single, Shepeteri, featuring Slimcase.

In 2018, he added to his success by signing a recording deal with Davido Music Worldwide. Thus he became a part of the DMW family, joining co-label acts PeruzziMayorkunDremoYonda.


In December 2020, he released the hit single, No Girlfriend No Problem (NPNG). He featured Zlatan Ibile in the song. At the moment, the song is trending on major music platforms across the world. It has also become an anthem in the streets.

In a career spanning the past five years, Idowest has worked with some of Nigeria’s top music acts such as DavidoOlamideDanagogDammy KraneJaywonPeruzzi, and Zlatan Ibile.

He is the brand ambassador of the cryptocurrency trading firm, Jeroid Nigeria.


  • No Problem No Girlfriend
  • Shepeteri
  • Ji Masun
  • Eko
  • Handkerchief
  • Gbese Nle
  • Bebedi
  • Owanle Eko
  • G Level
  • Movement (For My Arena) (featured by Small Baddo)

Awards and Nominations

Idowest was nominated for the Best Street Pop Category at the Headies Awards in 2018. He lost the award to the fellow rapper, Small Doctor.

Social Media

Idowest is active on social media. He has over 1 million followers on his Instagram page.

His official Instagram handle is @officialidowest