He was born on the 10th of September, 1982 in Tottenham, north London. He grew up in Meridian Walk Estate, in Tottenham north London, but hails from Ogun state in the south western Nigeria. He is the first child in a family of four children.
Skepta had his elementary and secondary education in the UK and Winchmore school, University of Greenwich, London where he bagged his degree.
Skepta began his career as a rapper after the sad disband of Meridian Crew in 2005. Following this development, Skepta with his brother Jme joined Roll Deep for a short period of time before forming a group known as “Boy Better Know” in 2006.
Skepta is creative, skillful and highly talented artiste whose genre of music is UK rap, grime and garage.
Skepta has a number of hit studio albums to his credit including:
• Greatest Hits 2007
• Microphone Champions 2009
• Doin It Again 2011
• Konnichiwa 2016 to critical review winning that year’s Mercury Award.
• Ignorance is Bliss 2019.
Skepta who sees himself as an activist can best be described as a great influence on the contemporary British popular culture, a key figure in the grime genre of music which ultimately put him on Debrett’s list of the most influential people in the United Kingdom.
Skepta has in the course of his music career earned several awards and nominations. They include:
• 2014 Best Video MOBO Awards.
• 2015 Best Song at MOBO Awards.
• 2016 British Male Solo Artiste at BRT Awards.
• 2016 Best International Act at BET Awards.
• 2016 Album of the year at the Mercury Prize and several nominations.
Skepta is also a recipient of a Chieftaincy title the “Amuludun of Odo-Aje” in his Nigerian home town in Ogun state on April 4, 2018.
His Personal Life
Skepta revealed in his instagram account a posted picture of an ultra sound scan of his expectant baby. There was however no news of his wedding.
His Net Worth
Skepta is one of the richest and most influential Nigerian and British singer with a net worth of about $2 million dollars.