Aniff Akinola

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Aniff Akinola
Birth name Aniff Akinola
Born Manchester[1]
Associated acts Kirsty MacColl, Big Babba, A Guy Called Gerald

Aniff Akinola is a DJ from Manchester.[1] He was a member of Backyard Dog whose song Baddest Ruffest made #15 on the UK Singles Chart[2] was used as Coca Cola's 2002 FIFA World Cup theme in the UK and in the films Ali G Indahouse and Bend It Like Beckham.[1]

On his own, his song Bounce 'n' Boom featuring Big Babba - recorded under the alias of "Box Bottom"[3] - made #46 on the UK Singles Chart[2] and has been featured in an advert for Vimto soft drinks.[4]

In addition, he co-wrote the A Guy Called Gerald hit Voodoo Ray[1] and rapped on the Kirsty MacColl hit Walking Down Madison.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Aniff Akola". Universal Music Publishing. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "BACKYARD DOG". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Box Bottom: Bounce N Boom". Soul Food. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Music in Vimto TV Adverts & Commercials". Songofthesalesman.co.uk. Retrieved 7 July 2013.