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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Novelist

The English grime MC and producer from Lewisham in South London, Novelist was born Kojo Kankam on 20 January 1997 in Brockley, London. He has been called the “new face of grime” and was described as “the poster child for the first generation of real grime kids” by DJ Logan Sama. He was also the founding member of the English grime crew, The Square crew. In September 2014, he received a MOBO nomination in the Best Grime Act category and was named on the longlist for the BBCs Sound of 2015 list. There is no doubt that the 19-years-old English grime MC and producer is definitely a act to look out for in the music industry.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Novelist
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Novelist

Here are 10 things you didn’t know about the English grime MC and producer, Novelist:

1. Novelist was born Kojo Kankam on 20 January 1997 in Brockley, London.

2. He has been called the “new face of grime” and was described as “the poster child for the first generation of real grime kids” by DJ Logan Sama.

3. He began to garner attention from the UK underground music scene for his regular appearances on London pirate radio stations.

4. He was featured in a BBC Radio 1Xtra documentary broadcast on mother’s day called Grime mums focusing on the role parents played in the careers of prominent grime MCs.

5. He was signed to produce an instrumental EP for influential grime imprint Oil Gang.

6. In 2014, he signed to XL Recordings and has recorded a track with Jamie xx for his forthcoming release on the label.

7. In September 2014, he received a MOBO nomination in the Best Grime Act category and was named on the longlist for the BBCs Sound of 2015 list.

8. On October 2015, he supported Major Lazer at Alexandra Palace, London, during their European tour.

9. He was also the founding member of the English grime crew, The Square crew.

10. He has collaborated with artists like Mumdance, Tugg Set, Vision Crew and Skepta to name a few.

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