Born Olushola Ajose in southeast London to Nigerian parents, it’s not hard to spot the impact that Afrikan Boy’s Nigerian heritage and British upbringing has had. Fusing together his passion for grime, rap and afrobeat with a love for a good hook, Afrikan Boy is steadily carving out his own niche in the MC circle. With a self-assured style – custom ankara threads and the obligatory pair of trendy kicks are a staple part of his wardrobe – his lyrics are as dynamic as his musical tastes, citing everyone from Fela Kuti, Shina Peters and King Sunny Ade to 2Pac and Dizzee Rascal as influences.

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