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Dave performing in May 2019
Background information
Birth name David Orobosa Omoregie
Also known as Santan Dave
Born 5 June 1998 (1998-06-05) (age 23)
Brixton, London, England
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • actor
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • piano
Years active 2015–present
Labels
  • Neighbourhood
  • Warner Chappell
Associated acts

David Orobosa Omoregie (born 5 June 1998), known professionally as Dave or Santan Dave, is a British rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor. Dave has gained acclaim for his socially conscious lyricism and wordplay, and is among the most recognised British rappers.

Dave released his debut extended play Six Paths in 2016, after the release of a number of successful singles including the grime song "Thiago Silva" with AJ Tracey. In the same year, Canadian rapper Drake premiered a remix single of Dave's song "Wanna Know" featuring himself on OVO Sound Radio. Dave released his second EP Game Over in 2017. In 2018, his political song "Question Time" — which directed criticism towards the British Government — won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Contemporary Song. In the same year he released "Funky Friday", featuring Fredo, which became his first number-one hit on the UK Singles Chart and his first platinum certified release.

Dave's debut album Psychodrama (2019) was met with widespread critical acclaim and debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, having the biggest first week streams for a UK rap album. It went on to win the Mercury Prize, and Album of the Year at the 2020 Brit Awards. In July 2021, Dave released his sophomore album We're All Alone in This Together. He made his acting debut in the third season of the Netflix series Top Boy, which was released in September 2019.

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