Sage the Battlegod- Profile Of Nigerian Artist, Author & Model

by Jun 7, 2022Star Profiles

Quick Stats(Bio-Data):

  • Real Names: Okebile Dennis Israel
  • Artist Name: Sage the Battlegod
  • Date of Birth: 18 May 2002.
  • Place of Birth: Mushin, Lagos State.
  • Occupation: Musician, Actor, Author, Hip-hop/A-Fusion Artist, Fine Artist, Model.
  • Genre: Hip Hop/A-Fusion.
  • Years Active: 2020- Till Present
  • Collaborations:
  • Social Media Handles: Instagram- @sagethebattlegod
  • Inspiration: Migos, J Cole, etc.
  • Favorite Color: Black/Red
  • Favorite Food: Rice.

“Not everyone can become a great Artist but, a great Artist can come from anywhere”

Early Life:

Sage the Battlegod, born Okebile Dennis Israel is a fast-rising Musician, Author, model, Director, Actor, and Fine Artist.

He presently lives in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja.

He was born in the Mushin area of Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria, but grew up in Bonny Island Rivers State, South-South, Nigeria.

Sage originally hails from Orsu Local Government in Imo State, Southeastern region of Nigeria

Career:

Sage is a person ingrained with the belief that all goals are achievable through consistent efforts by exploring opportunities, and on this premise he hinged his career spanning- music, modeling as well as television.

Music

He began exploring sounds and took a profound interest in hip hop, making trap, and emo-rap his genre.

He actually began composing around late 2018 and so far has recorded a couple of tracks featuring mostly foreign Artists like Tyme Fla, The renegade, and MJ.

Sage has also collaborated with an interesting array of producers both foreign and local, like- Carnage, K.E, Beefy808, David Jr, and local collaborators like- Aisman, Ogee as well as Kassidy

Currently, he is working on his EP and no release date has been announced for this project.

The musical compilation will be including Nigerian artists for the first time.

Dennis is also an Author with credit for works like Chronicles of the Great Sage, a book that has been adapted into a series meant for television.

Television:

He also took a step further by having his first experience of acting under Enigmarex TV Studios and Film academy.

So far, Sage has been able to acquire the requisite knowledge of how the movie industry operates and most importantly, what it takes to thrill and entertain an audience.

He was featured as one of the main characters in:

  • A Sugar Coated Tongue(an Enigmarex TV studios production)
  • Migos(an Enigmarex TV Studios Production)
  • the main character in Covered by Grace(a Studio 94 visuals production).

At the moment, He is working on “The Great Debate” An ongoing series on Wattpad

Watch the Trailer For “Migos”

Modeling:

I just wanted free pictures but, with time I realised it was something more. I wanted to recreate the beauty of life with every single step I took and so far it’s been a success.”

In June 2020, to be precise, Sage decided to wander into the creative world of Modelling, an Industry known to be choosy with high standards.

When we asked him what his reasons were, his exact words were:

“I just wanted free pictures but, with time I realised it was something more. I wanted to recreate the beauty of life with every single step I took and so far it’s been a success.”

He was subsequently signed to Drew Modelling Management in April and began his modeling career.

Shortly into his stint as a model, Sage was appointed Project Manager.

As a creative director, he has directed “THE FORBIDDEN FRUIT OF FASHION, BLIND, PANDEMIC, etc.

His resume is quite impressive as regards the brands he has worked with as a model.

Being ripped has its perks, below is a list of some:

Brands/Companies:

  • Smart market 9ja
  • weirdo piece NG
  • Ditos Accessories
  • Zaflex Clothings
  • Dino’s Collection
  • Florsheim Comfortech
  • Kome Glamour and so many others

Blogs/Magazines:

  • Vogue
  • Temphas
  • Book’d
  • Man Magazine
  • Mensfashionweek NG
  • The one magazine

He is the brand ambassador for Linkme, LGA Clothing.

As a Brand influencer and Ambassador, he has won recognition within the industry effectively utilizing his masculine charm and amiable candor, which has helped him navigate with ease through the crevices of the industry.

By the end of the year 2020, Sage terminated his contract with Drew Model Management, for “undisclosed” reasons.

At present, he now owns a Modelling Agency(Rena Model Management), founded on the 13th of February, 2021.

The Agency to the chagrin of many is doing exceedingly well, with a growth rate that could be described as “Shocking” -to say the least!

Education:

He is currently studying Fine and Applied art at The University of Benin City, Edo State Nigeria.

Artistry:

When it comes to music, I don’t believe in one particular style… Anyone can release any type of music and it doesn’t have to be influenced by another Artiste. I never knew I’d be able to do Afro till I tried, neither raggae or dance hall so that’s just it. The Audience is my influence

Being influenced by artists like J Cole and the Migos helped in crafting his style, which could be described as Witty/lyrical, Fast tempo, and Emotional (very few times).

Discography:

TrackYear of Release
Up to SumthangAugust 2020

Awards & Nominations:

He was awarded Male model of the year 2020 by Drew Model management.

So far has been nominated for that same category by the likes of:

  • AVA
  • TVMA
  • SCA
  • TIA.

Conclusion:

Sage has truly shown his versatility in almost every aspect of the creative industry, from Modelling to Television, acting, and writing literary works that have been modeled for the television audiences.

Where this musician, thespian, author and runway legend is going next will be quite interesting, in all of this we know one thing- Sage is a man on a mission to conquer more grounds, forage through unknown territories and surmount obstacles, then come out victorious and successful.

We wish him all the best in all of his recent and future endeavors.

Written By chinemere onuekwusi

Chinemere Onuekwusi is just a dude who writes on pretty much every topic that relates to small business, blogging, Music, Films and conscientious issues. He enjoys reading, traveling and he's a helluva technology enthusiast.

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