According to his Facebook, set to officially drop September 22, Afrikan Boy’s newest single ‘Hit Em Up’ celebrates Nigerian culture in the UK.
Born Olushola Ajose in southeast London to Nigerian parents, his sound features bass-heavy sounds of urban London and the rhymic beats of Nigeria. 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. The London-based Afrikan Boy has also recently worked with ‘Paperplanes’ hitmaker M.I.A. on her latest track ‘Hussel.’
With a self assured style – custom ankara threads and the obligatory pair of trendy kicks are staple part of his wardrobe – Afrikan Boy’s lyrics are as dynamic as his musical tastes, citing everyone from Fela Kuti and King Sunny Ade to 2Pac, Kano and Dizzee Rascal as influences.
The latest video from this rising star pays tribute to the London-rooted emcee’s Nigerian heritage.
Check out Afrikan Boy’s triumphant rhymes and beats of “Hit ‘Em Up” here: