Skepta Biography and Wiki
Joseph Junior Adenuga famously known as Skepta is a British rapper, MC, songwriter, and record producer. Skepta was featured in Asap Rocky’s hit “Praise The Lord” which became both their highest charting single. He founded “BoyBetterKnow” together with his brother “JME” in 2005.
Skepta Age and Birthday, How Old is Skepta?
Skepta is 38 years old as of 2020, He was born on September 19, 1982, in Tottenham, London. He celebrates his birthday on September 19.
Skepta Height, How Tall Is Skepta?
Skepta stands at a tall height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.83m) with a weight of 75Kg (165lbs). He is a man of average stature, he also appears to be quite tall in stature in his photos.
Skepta Parents, Siblings and Real Name
Skepta was born “Joseph Junior Adenuga” to Nigerian parents in Tottenham, London. he is one of four children. His brother Jme is a musician and his sister Julie Adenuga is a radio presenter and was one of the three lead DJs for Beats 1, Apple’s 24/7 radio station as part of Apple Music.
Skepta Brother and Sister
As well as being in the same crew Boy Better Know, Skepta and JME are actually blood brothers. The Grime MC is three years older than his sibling. They also have a brother called Jason, who produced three songs on ‘Konnichiwa’, and a sister called Julie who is a radio personality.
Skepta Wife and Girlfriend
Skepta was first romantically linked to the iconic supermodel in October 2017 after he posted a photo of the pair cuddling. They’ve reportedly been on a “string of dates”, with Skepta later posting another snap of Naomi on Twitter. In February 2018, Skepta allegedly left with Naomi after both attended the NME awards. The rapper previously referred to Naomi as his “favorite cover girl”. However, rumors suggest the pair have now parted ways.
Skepta Baby and Daughter
In July 2018, Skepta revealed he was going to become a father for the first time, via his Instagram account, and posted a picture of an ultrasound scan. In December he posted a photo of him bottle-feeding the infant. The next month, he posted a photo of his baby daughter.
Skepta and Adele
It was recently rumored that Skepta and Adele were secretly dating earlier in June 2020. However, Neither Skepta nor Adele has publicly acknowledged or confirmed a potential romance between the two.
Skepta admitted previously that the two have shared a close bond over the years. “Adele texts me all the time and keeps me in check,” the musician told ES Magazine in 2016 regarding their friendship.
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Skepta Net Worth
Skepta has an estimated net worth of $2 million As of 2020. Skepta is a British rapper, MC, songwriter, and record producer. He was featured in Asap Rocky’s hit “Praise The Lord” which became both their highest charting single. He founded “BoyBetterKnow” together with his brother “JME” in 2005.
His influence on contemporary British popular culture as a key figure in the grime scene saw him appear on Debrett’s 2017 list of the most influential people in the UK. On 4 April 2018, he was installed as a chief in his Nigerian hometown in Ogun State, receiving the chieftaincy title of the Amuludun of Odo-Aje.
Inspired by the US and UK hip-hop music, Skepta started his music career by emceeing at rap performances and appearing on pirate radios. He worked as a DJ in Meridian Crew, a Tottenham-based grime crew. During that time, he released a number of instrumentals including the ‘DTI (Pirate Station Anthem)’ and ‘Private Caller’.
After Meridian Crew was disbanded in 2005, Skepta, his brother Jme and fellow rapper Joseph Bamber joined Roll Deep, a grime crew. In 2006, Skepta, along with Jme, started ‘Boy Better Know’, an English grime collective and record label. It was founded in North London as an independent record label. The members of the collective also published their music through this record label.
Skepta and Drake
Drake is rumored to have spotted Skepta while browsing the internet and the pair have become good friends. Drake brought Skepta out during his Wireless set in 2015 and Skepta returned the favor at a Section Boyz show in 2016. Drizzy is also signed to Skepta’s BBK label. After Drake got a Boy Better Know tattoo on his shoulder back in 2015, Skepta got Drizzy’s OVO owl inked on his torso in 2016.
He released his debut album ‘Greatest Hits’ on September 17, 2007, through ‘Boy Better Know’. On September 15, 2008, he independently released ‘Rolex Sweep’ as a digital download. It became the lead single from his second studio album ‘Microphone Champion’. ‘Rolex Sweep’ peaked at No. 86 on the UK Singles Chart.
He released his second studio album ‘Microphone Champion’ on June 1, 2009. The album included ‘Rolex Sweep’, which was the first single of the album to be released on September 15, 2008. It peaked at No. 86 on the UK Singles Chart. ‘Too Many Man’, the second single from the album, was released on May 18, 2009, which reached No. 79 on the UK Singles Chart. The third single from the album, ‘Lush’, was released on October 12, 2009.
His third studio album ‘Doin’ It Again’, was released on January 31, 2011, on Boy Better Know. Prior to the album’s release, five singles were released, four of which appeared on the UK Top 40 Singles chart.
On May 6, 2016, ‘Boy Better Know’ released Skepta’s fourth studio album ‘Konnichiwa’. The album was launched at a party in Tokyo, and Skepta performed the complete album live. The album had four major singles, out of which ‘That’s Not Me’, ‘Shutdown’, and ‘Man’ reached the Top 40 charts.
Skepta has his body quite filled with tattoos. His neck contains a tattoo of a red star with the word, “GREATNESS” tattooed across his throat. His right shoulder contains the word, “GOOD” tattooed on it and his left shoulder contains the word “EVIL” tattooed on it. His chest also contains a tattoo of a small flock of birds flying in the sky.
Skepta Ignorance Is Bliss
Ignorance Is Bliss is the fifth studio album by Skepta. It was released on 31 May 2019 through Boy Better Know and is the follow-up to his 2016 album Konnichiwa. … The album was supported by the singles “Bullet from a Gun” and “Greaze Mode” with Nafe Smallz.
Konnichiwa is the fourth studio album by Skepta. The title is the greeting “hello” in the Japanese language. After numerous delays, it was released on 6 May 2016 by Boy Better Know. Konnichiwa was executively produced by Skepta himself, who produced all but three songs on the album. Pharrell also worked on production with Skepta on the album.
Skepta Air Max 97 and Nike
Skepta’s signature Air Max 97 is inspired by his love of Nike Air and his home-away-from-London, Morocco. A trip to Essaouira, a coastal city frequented by rockstars during the ‘60s, provided further colors, sounds, and stories that would shape the Air Max 97 Sk collaboration.