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Afrikan Boy
Afrikan Boy supporting M.I.A. at the 2007 Rock en Seine Festival in Paris, France
Background information
Birth name Olushola Ajose
Also known as Afrikan Boy
Born (1989-03-28) 28 March 1989 (ageĀ 34)
Origin Nigeria
Genres Hip hop, grime
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 2000s-present
Labels Yam Records
Associated acts

Olushola Ajose, better known by his stage name Afrikan Boy (born 28 March 1989) is a Nigerian-born grime artist from the Woolwich district of London. He went viral with a track entitled "One day I went to Lidl" recorded at That SP Studios. He made a guest appearance on the track "Hussel" from the M.I.A. album Kala, and is one of the initial artists M.I.A. wanted signed to her label N.E.E.T. Recordings (then called Zig-Zag) in 2007. A remix of M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes" was uploaded onto her MySpace featuring Afrikan Boy and tourmate Rye Rye. Afrikan Boy has never appeared on pirate radio, a performance opportunity common in the grime genre. He studied for a Psychology degree at Brunel University.

Touring in support of M.I.A. on her 2007 KALA Tour and 2008 People Vs. Money Tour as well as headlining his own shows, Afrikan Boy has appeared at the Splash! festival. On 26 June 2011, Afrikan Boy released his mixtape named "What Took You So Long" on his website for free. On 18 August 2014, he released his LP The ABCD on Yam Records. He had also contributed to the work of DJ Shadow and Africa Express alongside Baaba Maal, Femi Kuti, Damon Albarn and Fatoumata Diawara. His song "Hit Em Up" also featured on the soundtrack for the 2016 video game Forza Horizon 3.

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