Why Skepta is so important to grime, youth, black lives, creatives and music

Words by Billy Hodder. On Thursday night Skepta (a.k.a. Joseph Junior Adenuga) was presented with the prestigious Mercury Prize award by Jarvis Cocker for his album Konnichiwa. Accompanied by his mother and father on stage, who were both dressed in traditional Nigerian clothing, Skepta announced to fellow grime nominee Kano “we did it bro” in a moment where he realized that the past 15 years have deservedly … Continue reading Why Skepta is so important to grime, youth, black lives, creatives and music