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Sway (musician)

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This article is about the British musician. For the American rapper and radio host, see Sway Calloway. For other uses, see Sway (disambiguation).
Birth name Derek Andrew Safo
Born (1982-09-05) 5 September 1982 (age 34)
Origin Hornsey, North London, England
Genres Hip hop, grime
Years active 2004–present
Labels Dcypha / Island, New Reign Productions, 3Beat / AATW

Derek Andrew Safo (born 5 September 1982), better known by his stage name Sway or Sway DaSafo or is a British artist of Akan descent. He is also a producer, having established Dcypha Productions, signed to Island/Universal (Label Founder).[1] Safo's 2008 record 'Black Stars'[2] gave kudos to popular Ghanaians across the Diaspora. Sway's first big track 'On My Own' was released under the name Sway DaSafo.[3]


Main article: Sway discography

Studio albums

Awards and nominations

Year Event Prize Result
2010 MOBO Awards Best Newcomer Won


Year Show Role Notes Film/Television
2011 Top Boy Ross Rosten 2 Episodes (Season 1, Episode 1 and 2) Television
2012 Illegal Activity Julian (short film) Film
2012 The Grind "Thug" Minor role Film
2013 The Chase Himself Cameo appearance Film


  1. ^ "Sway Biography". Sway Blog. Retrieved 2010-05-21. 
  2. ^ "Throwback Music: Sway – Black Stars Our next... | Afrobeats City". Retrieved 2015-11-26. 
  3. ^ "3) Sway's first big track 'On My Own' was released under the name Sway DaSafo.". Capital XTRA. Retrieved 2015-11-26. 

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