Skepta Biography: Age, Girlfriend, Net Worth, Songs, Instagram, Brother, Albums, Twitter, Wikipedia, Children
Joseph Junior Adenuga (born September 19, 1982) bears the nickname Skepta.
Skepta is a renowned rap king with four studio albums, including five mixtapes and a host of other hit singles.
After winning a rap battle known as the MC battle, the Tottenham-born rose to stardom, defeating 300 contestants.
He is indeed a rap king.
However, he is also a songwriter and record producer.
|Wiki Facts & About Data|
|Full Name:||Joseph Junior Adenuga|
|Born:||19 September 1982|
|Age:||38 years old|
|Place of Birth:||Tottenham, London, United Kingdom|
|Parents:||Joseph Adenuga, Ivy Adenuga|
|Siblings:||Jme, Julie Adenuga, Jason Adenuga|
|Girlfriend • Wife:||Adele, For now, Naomi Campbell|
|Occupation:||Rapper • Record Producer|
|Net Worth:||$4 million|
Skepta was given the name Joseph Junior Adenuga at birth.
He was born September 19, 1982, in Tottenham, a city located in North London in the United Kingdom.
He is the son of Joseph Adenuga (father) and Ivy Adenuga (mother), who are both Nigerians.
Skepta‘s parents left Nigeria before he was born to search for greener pastures and an escape from the 1966 civil war that disrupted the peace in Nigeria.
Her mother published a book about the issues that led to them fleeing Nigeria a few years later.
He is the eldest of his siblings, numbering four, one of which, his brother Jimmie Adenuga (Jme), is also a musician.
He grew up living in Meridian Walk Estate situated in the hub of Tottenham.
Skepta is also known as Joseph Junior, studied at Winchmore Council school London UK.
Skepta started a career as a singer gaining inspiration from US and UK hip-hop music. He started gaining influence through participating in local competitions and appearing on private-owned radio.
To keep his career pushing, he started working as a DJ in a Tottenham-based grime crew known as The Meridian Crew.
He used the opportunity to release quite a several instrumentals, which included the “DTI (Pirate Station)” and “Private Caller.”
In 2005, The Meridian crew got disbanded, leaving Skepta to join his brother Jme and another rapper named Joseph Bamber in another grime crew known as Roll Deep.
A year later, Skepta teamed up with his brother to form a mini-record label called ” Boy Better Know” as an independent record label in London.
Skepta went in for a heated competition with MC Devilman for the “Lord Of Mics 2” DVD. The competition is still regarded by many as the biggest in the history of grime.
Few months after the competition, Skepta released his debut studio mixtape, which he titled “Joseph Junior Adenuga.”
He also released his studio debut album on September 17, 2007, which he titled “Greatest Hits.”
The album follows with the release of other singles like Bad Boy, Rescue Me, Cross My Heart, Doin It Again, Lush, and another album, Microphone Champion In 2009.
His biggest hit album was released on May 6, 2016, titled Konnichiwa. The album followed widespread commendation. It launched a party in far Tokyo, Japan, and got Skepta deals to perform at different functions.
Skepta decided to go on a music tour that he termed Banned From America, which included appearances on 14 shows in the United States and some European countries. He named the tour “Banned From America” because he earlier was canceled due to visa restrictions.
Since then, Skepta has collaborated with another top artist, including returning to Nigeria to feature Wizkid in a hit song titled, Mamacita with Energy and recently remain Dimension, which he was featured alongside Rema by producer Jae5 released 2021.
Awards and Nominations
Skepta has gone on to win significant awards follow his achievements, namely;
- The music video of Skepta’s single ‘That’s Not Me’ won the Best Video award at the (2014) MOBO Awards.
- His song ‘Shutdown’ won the Best Song award at MOBO Awards.
- His album ‘Konnichiwa’ received the Mercury Prize (2016) for the Album of the Year.
Skepta is quite the social type on social media. He has told his fans numerous times that he is an activist, not a rapper.
He is available on;
- Instagram: @skepta
- Twitter: @skepta
Skepta is a tall black man with a height of 6 feet 0 inches and weighs 75kg with short black hair and black eyes.
Skepta dreams of relocating his family to Nigeria but needs to complete a house he plans to build in Lagos State.
For now, the hit is still unmarried, with signs pointing that he is in a relationship with a beautiful lady simply known as Naomi Campbell.
He has also been rumored to be dating Adele.
Skepta has hard work written over him, providing him a net worth estimated to be at $4 million. He gets his income from sales of albums, tours, and events.
Skepta is a great rapper that started his journey in 2005. He has gone on to release hits albums and mixtapes.
Some of which are;
- Greatest Hits (2007)
- Microphone Champion (2009)
- Doin’ It Again (2011)
- Konnichiwa (2016)
- Ignorance Is Bliss (2019)
- Insomnia (with Chip and Young Adz) (2020)
- Joseph Junior Adenuga (2006)
- Been There Done That (2010)
- Community Payback (2011)
- Blacklisted (2012)
- The Tim Westwood Mix (2015)