Guvna B, at 26 years of age, is a multi-award winning, record-breaking rap artist from London. He became the first rapper in UK history to top the Official Christian & Gospel charts, and his most recent No. 1 release SECRET WORLD was the UK’s highest selling urban Christian album in 2015. That is just a snapshot taken over a few years from the life of the inspirational musician and passionate West Ham United fan.
Guvna B, a Business & Journalism Graduate, has an artistry that is current and relevant to today’s world and consistently at the cutting edge of what will be the future for music. In creating output, he draws from personal experiences and observations he has made living in and around the gritty and fast-paced streets of London.
Courage and boldness not to follow the stereotypical trends of urban music today has led to many doors opening for Guvna B. This has allowed him to share his views on youth culture and society whilst retaining the essential ability to make excellent music. A talent that has been acknowledged not only by the growing legions of fans, but by national broadcast media stations such as BBC, Sky News, Capital Xtra, TBN and Premier Christian Radio who are constantly airing his songs and his story.
Guvna B’s journey so far has seen a lot being achieved within a short space of time. By the age of 20, he had won the prestigious MOBO Award and there were more awards to follow. He has worked with highly acclaimed artists such as Matt Redman, Hillsong Music, Destiny Child’s Michelle Williams, LZ7, Nick Brewer, Jocelyn Brown, Keisha Buchanan, Deitrick Haddon and more. He has shared stages with the likes of Tinie Tempah, Wetch 32, Kirk Franklin and Lecrae plus his story was shared with many in March 2015 when he appeared in nationwide music magazine ‘Music Week’. He is also the owner of ‘Allo Mate’, which is an urban lifestyle brand he founded in January 2013.
Guvna B’s stage presence is proven. In addition to performances at The O2 Arena and Wembley, thousands in Asia, Africa, Europe, Australasia and North America have witnessed his performances along with full band and DJ.
The aim is simple. To inform, inspire and equip young people all over the world to live out their God given purpose on earth and reach their full potential. Guvna’s music addresses life issues, not through romanticising negative values or pretending hardship doesn’t exist, but by offering reasoning with an insight based upon his faith and experiences. Your past doesn’t have to dictate your future and Guvna B wants every young person to know that. He aims to make music that is powerful enough to neutralise and banish so much of the negativity that has plagued this world for years.
“My upbringing helped me find my faith. The negative things I saw around me inspired me to do better and inspire people to be the best they can be instead of becoming stereotypical products of a negative environment” explains Guvna B.
In a world where most rap music promotes drugs, violence, sex and misogyny, Guvna B hopes to be a beacon of light.
AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
Two Official Chart Number 1 Albums (‘Secret World’, 2015 and ‘Odd 1 Out’, 2013)
Over 2 million YouTube hits
Over 100,000 followers across social media
Urban Music Award winner “Best Gospel” (2013 & 2009)
MOBO Award Winner “Best Gospel” (2010)
Gospel Music Award “Best Gospel Artist” (2009)
Appears on BBC1 “Big Questions” show discussing faith & rap (2013)
Graduates in “Business Management & Journalism” at the University of Hertfordshire (2012)
Personally invited to Downing Street to meet UK Prime Minister David Cameron (2012)
Ambassador for Prince’s Trust Charity, A21 Campaign, Compassion UK
ALBUMS & MIXTAPES
The Narrow Road (released 31 May 2008)
Scrapbook (released 1 January 2011)
Next Ting 140 (released 18 August 2011)
Odd 1 Out (released 26 May 2013)
Scrapbook II (released 13th April 2014)
Secret World (released 20th November 2015)
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