Afrikan Boy

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Afrikan Boy
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Afrikan Boy supporting M.I.A. at the 2007 Rock en Seine Festival in Paris, France
Background information
Also known as Afrikan Boy
Born (1989-03-28) 28 March 1989 (age 25)
Origin Nigeria
Genres Hip hop, grime, new wave
Occupations Rapper
Years active 2000s
Labels N.E.E.T. Recordings

Olushola Ajose, better known by his stage name Afrikan Boy (born 28 March 1989)[1] is a grime MC from Woolwich, London, England, originally from Nigeria.[2] He made a guest appearance on the track "Hussel" from the M.I.A. album Kala,[3] and is one of the initial artists M.I.A. wanted signed to her label in 2007, then titled Zig-Zag.[4] A remix of M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes" was uploaded onto her MySpace featuring Afrikan Boy and fellow tour mate Rye Rye. Afrikan Boy has never appeared on pirate radio,[2] a performance opportunity common in the grime genre.[5] He is currently studying for a Psychology degree at Brunel University.[6]

Touring in support of M.I.A. on her 2007 KALA Tour and 2008 People Vs. Money Tour as well as headlining his own shows, Afrikan Boy has appeared at the Splash! festival. On 26 June 2011, Afrikan Boy finally released his mixtape named "What Took You So Long" on his website for free.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Afrikan Boy". Drowned in Sound. Archived from the original on 3 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-04. 
  2. ^ a b Hampson, Simon. "Afrikan Boy". FACT Magazine. 
  3. ^ Lindsay, Cam (2007-08-03). "Afrikanboy - "One Day I Went to Lidl"". Exclaim!. 
  4. ^ Swash, Rosie (2007-09-25). "Sugababes aren't so sweet without Mutya". guardian.co.uk (Guardian Media Group). Archived from the original on 20 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-04. 
  5. ^ McKinnon, Matthew (2005-05-05). "Grime Wave". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 18 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-24. 
  6. ^ Emmanuel Ezugwu. "Head2head: Afrikanboy Vs Cassette Playa". RWD magazine. Retrieved 2008-10-09. [dead link]

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