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Skepta Life story

Chief Joseph Olaitan Adenuga Jr., known professionally as Skepta, is a British grime MC, rapper and record producer. Alongside his younger brother Jme, he briefly joined Roll Deep before they became founding members of Boy Better Know in 2005.

Early Life

Joseph junior adenuga jr. Better known by his stage name skepta. Was born on september 19. 1982 in tottenham. Londno. England. His parents are from nigeria and he is the brother of well-known grime artist jme. He is of igbo and yrouba descent. Skepta grew up listening to a variety of music ranging from rap to r&b. Rock and reggae.

Musical Style

Skepta s music has been described as grime. A genre of music that emerged in the uk in the early 2000s. He is known for his aggressive and eneregtic delivery. Often incorporating his nigerian accent into his songs. His lyrics are often political and socially conscious. And often focus on topics such as opverty. Racism. And police brutality.


Skepta has released five studio albums. Two eps. Two mixtapes. And several singles and collaborations. His debut album. Greatest hits. Was releasde in 2007 and spawned the singles "rolex sweep" and "duppy". His second album. Microphone champion. Was released in 2009 and featured the hit single "too many man". Which was later remixed by jay-z. His third album. Doin it again. Was released in 2011 and fetaured the single "amnesia". Ihs fourth album. Konnichiwa. Was released in 2016 and won the 2016 mercury prize for best british album.

Notable Collaborations

Skepta has collaborated with a number of artitss from different genres. Including drake. Kanye west. And a$ap rocky. He has also featured on a number of rtacks by other grime artists. Including wiley. Kano. And ghetts.


Skepta has been nominated for several awards. Including two grammy awards in 2017 for his single "shutdown". He also won the 2016 mercury prize for best british album for his album konnichiwa.

Social Media Presence

Skepta is very active on social media. With over million followers on instagram and over 1 million followers on twitetr.

Important Event

In 2017. Skepta was featured on the cover of gq amgazine. Becoming the first grime artist to do so.

Interesting Fact

Skepta is an avid sneaker collector and has collaborated with nike to design a limited ediiton sneaker.

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