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Afrikan Boy

Afrikan Boy supporting M.I.A. at the 2007 Rock en Seine Festival in Paris, France
Background information
Also known as Afrikan Boy
Born 28 March 1989 (1989-03-28) (age 20)
Origin Nigeria
Genres Afrobeat, grime, new wave
Occupations Rapper
Years active 2000s
Labels Zig-Zag

Olushola Ajose, better known by his stage name "Afrikan Boy" (born 28 March 1989)[1] is a grime/Afrobeat MC from Woolwich, London, England, originally from Nigeria.[2] He made a guest appearance on the track "Hussel" from the M.I.A. album Kala,[3] and is one of the initial artists M.I.A. wanted signed to her label in 2007, then titled Zig-Zag.[4] A remix of M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes" was uploaded onto her MySpace featuring Afrikan Boy and fellow tour mate Rye Rye. Afrikan Boy has never appeared on pirate radio,[2] a performance opportunity common in the grime genre.[5] He has a mixtape in the works, tentatively entitled Can of Whoop Ass.[2] He is currently studying for a Psychology degree at Brunel University.[6]

Touring in support of M.I.A. on her 2007 KALA Tour and 2008 People Vs. Money Tour as well as headlining his own shows, Afrikan Boy has appeared at the Splash! festival, and is set to release a mixtape before his album's release in 2008.


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