[Biography] Abasiofiok Matthew Akpan (Kensmat)


Full Biography of Abasiofiok Matthew Akpan (Kensmat)

Abasiofiok Matthew Akpan, known professionally as Kensmat is a Nigerian Rapper. He started writing songs at the age of 14, and recorded his debut track in 2019.

Kensmat’s released songs, especially his debuts, was inspired by true life experienced. According to him, “I was battling depression for 6 years, and that really affect the kind of music I made in 2019”.

He grew up doubting himself. Kensmat grew up listening to Psquare, MI, Tupac… And all these artistes inspired him to start writing his own songs, although he didn’t really understand much about Rap music, but at least he knew and utilised Rhyme Scheme, which is one of the basics of RAP.

Kensmat Ventured into music in 2019 alongside his Brother Kamzee, made their debut with a single titled, “Heading For Goal”.

Profile Data of Kensmat

Full name: Abasiofiok Matthew Akpan
Age: 20 years
Birthday: January 31, 2001
Gender: Male
State of origin: Akwa Ibom State
Parents: Mr Matthew Akpan Udo and Mrs Uduak Matthew Udo
Marital status: Single
Tribe: Ibibio
Career: Musical artist, Pencil Artist upcoming Film Producer
Genre: Afro Fushion, Hip Hop, Trap…

Background And Education

Kensmat was born Abasiofiok Matthew Akpan on 31st January 2001, in Akwa Ibom State. He grew up in a Christian home with his two brothers, his Father is a retired Principal and his mother is a Teacher so Education was mandatory.
He obtained his First School Leaving Certificate from Christian School in Ibiono Ibom, he attended FGC Ikot Ekpene, and currently he is a 300Level undergraduate of Theatre and Film Studies in University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria.

Music Career

Kensmat alongside his brother made their debut in 2019 with an uncommon style, their 2019 single, “I’m Lost” took his career to another level, with a nomination at the 7th Edition of Top Naija Music Award held in Lagos, and interviews both on Radio station and TV sites. In 2020, the Pandemic had great effect on his career, he released only one track in 2020. In 2021, Kensmat teamed up with Bunchi (a musical artist), on track titled “Killi Pesin” which was inspired by The King Of Afro Beat, Fela Kuti. Killi Pesin is his biggest Song so far.


Heading For Goals (with Kamzee)
I’m Lost (with Kamzee)
Came Up (with Kamzee) ft Young Twelve
Come Through (with Kamzee)
Killi Pesin (with Bunchi)

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