Aniff Akinola

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Aniff Akinola
Birth nameAniff Akinola
Associated actsKirsty 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[4] and has been featured in an advert for Vimto soft drinks.[5]

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]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Aniff Akola". Universal Music Publishing. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  2. ^ "BACKYARD DOG". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Box Bottom: Bounce N Boom". Soul Food. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  4. ^ "BOX BOTTOM FEATURING BIG BABBA". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Music in Vimto TV Adverts & Commercials". Archived from the original on 16 December 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2013.