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Chiedu Oraka

Artist

Doing it Yourself in 2019

  • Friday 1 November
  • DIY
  • The Marquee

    About Chiedu

    Chiedu Oraka is the sound of a new working-class Northern England, the pioneer of the Hull’s urban scene, he was inspired by his older sister’s battered hand-me-down CD's, which included the likes of 2pac All Eyez on Me, Mase’s Harlem World and the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill; it's safe to say Chiedu's musical beginnings were different to the other kids living down the street.

    Cutting his own path through the UK scene his music is a commentary on the UK’s real nightlife combining Grime, Funky, Afro-fusion & Garage with rave/club culture wrapped in Yorkshire humour.

    Current single Men Behaving Badly has already received an 8/10 from Mixmag and spins from BBC Radio 1 tastemaker Toddla T & BBC 1Xtra’s Sian Anderson with grime tastemaker Sir Spyro inviting Chiedu onto his show for his Grime On Tour feature where he received Man of the Match from the rival spitters.

    Previous single ‘Darcy’ has over 2.5M streams, sat on Grime Shutdown for over 300 days and The Streets Mike Skinner a big fan, spinning it on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show with press features including The Guardian, i-D, BBC Newsbeat, The Quietus, GRM Daily & RWD Mag.

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