01 September 2023
Public school life
Inkabee is an 11-year-old on a mission to inspire people.
And the Year 6 North Parmelia Primary School student, otherwise known as Ethan Eggington, is already achieving his dreams in spectacular fashion.
The sky is the limit for the Noongar Wongi hip-hop artist, who is making waves in the rap industry with lyrics that defy his age.
Inkabee’s infectious beats, catchy hooks and talent have seen him named this year’s triple j Unearthed High Indigenous Initiative winner.
The youngster has released 2 songs that have attracted thousands of views on YouTube. His most recent song ‘Saved by the Bell’ highlights the importance of school.
The video clip was filmed with his fellow classmates at North Parmelia Primary School. Watch the video on YouTube.
“It was super fun, we got to do all these things and I got to be there with all my friends and all my family,” Inkabee said.
Inkabee said his school has helped him in many ways, but the music program is what he enjoys most.
“I love music in school,” he said. “We do this music program, and we get to learn like a whole bunch of music in there and it's really cool.”
The school’s music program is a dynamic program.
Students are exposed to all levels of the orchestra through school visits and excursions with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO).
Inkabee’s inspiration is his dad Joshua, an award-winning Noongar rapper named Flewnt.
“My dad inspired me because he's been rapping and I really wanted to do something to make my people proud,” he said.
“And I decided to do that through rapping because that is something that I really enjoy.”
Inkabee performed with his dad at Vivid Sydney in June and has a variety of exciting performances coming up.
“I hope to inspire people, make them proud and be known,” he said.
Recently, Inkabee performed at a school for the first time, with Gilmore College students blown away and cheering for the talented artist.
Listen to Inkabee’s music on his ABC’s triple j Unearthed profile or YouTube.