Guvna B

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Guvna B
Birth name Isaac Charles Borquaye
Also known as Guvna B
Born (1989-06-13) 13 June 1989 (age 28)
London, England
Genres Gospel, contemporary Christian music, hip hop, grime, dance, drum and bass
Years active 2007–present
Associated acts Christian rapper
Website www.guvnab.com

Guvna B is a UK-based Urban contemporary gospel rap artist and composer who has four independent album releases, including Odd 1 Out which was the first rap album to top the Official Christian & Gospel Albums Chart.[1]

Biography[edit]

Guvna B was born in London, England in June 1989, to Ghanaian parents from Accra.[2] Looking back on growing up in Chadwell Heath (in east London),[3] he states, "My upbringing helped me find my faith in Jesus. The negative things I saw in my society inspired me to do better and inspire people to be the best they can be instead of becoming stereotypical products of a negative environment."[4] He later graduated from University of Hertfordshire.[2] His music addresses such life issues such as peer pressure.[3]

In 2010, Guvna B won the MOBO Award for Best Gospel Act.[5][6] Guvna B's story was shared with many when he was featured in the 22 March 2013 issue of the music industry magazine Music Week in a feature covering the gospel music industry in the UK [7] In January 2013, Guvna B launched his own urban clothing brand, Allo Mate.[8]

In June 15, 2017, SPCK Publishing published his debut book, Unpopular Culture.[9]

Discography[edit]

  • The Narrow Road (31 May 2008)
  • Scrapbook (1 January 2011)
  • Next Ting 140 (18 August 2011)
  • Odd1Out (26 May 2013)
  • Scrapbook II (31 March 2014)
  • Something for the Summer (3 August 2014) [10]
  • Secret World (20 November 2015) [11]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Category Award Result
2009 Gospel Music Awards Best Gospel Artist 2009 Won
2009 Urban Music Awards Best Gospel Act 2009 Won[12][13]
2010 MOBO Awards Best Gospel Act 2010 Won[5][6]
2011 Official Mixtape Awards Best Gospel Artist 2009 Nominated
2012 RARE Rising Stars UK's Top 10 Black Students 2012 Won[14]
2013 Urban Music Awards Best Gospel Artist 2013 Won[15]
2013 MOBO Awards Best Gospel Artist 2013 Nominated
2013 Ghana UK-Based Achievement Awards Music Artist of the Year 2013 Nominated
2016 MOBO Awards Best Gospel Artist 2016 Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guvna B Happy being Odd One Out". Keep The Faith. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Sarah Hearn (18 June 2013). "Guvna B: UK Singer Makes Big Splash Across The Pond". PositivelyGospel.com. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Dixon, Marcia (16 June 2013). "Guvna B hits the top spot". The Voice Online. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Guvna B > Community & Support Interview". Thisislime.net. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "MOBO Awards 2010 Winners!". MOBO.com. Retrieved 30 May 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "MOBO Awards 2010 winners". BBC. Retrieved 30 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Tweet about Music Week Gospel feature". Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "‘Allo Mate’ The Clothing Line From Guvna B ‹ M.E.X Magazine". Ireadmex.com. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "Unpopular Culture: An Interview With Guvna B - Radar Radio". Retrieved 27 June 2017. 
  10. ^ "Something For the Summer by Guvna B on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 27 June 2017. 
  11. ^ "Secret World by Guvna B on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 27 June 2017. 
  12. ^ The Urban Music Award's UK return for another successful night (sic.), 3 November 2009, UMA website
  13. ^ May, Jenny (2 November 2009). "Guvna B wins UMA for Best Gospel 2009". Bandweblogs.com. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  14. ^ "Guvna B wins RARE Rising Star Award - 2012". 2011 Rare Recruitment Ltd. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  15. ^ "Fuse ODG Emerges as King From The Urban Music Awards 2013". Boostdevelopers. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 

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