Listen: Gambian-British rapper Pa Salieu releases new EP 'Afrikan Rebel'

Listen: Gambian-British rapper Pa Salieu releases new EP 'Afrikan Rebel'

Sat Sep 18th
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Following his recent collaboration with slowthai called 'Glidin', Gambia-born, Coventry-based rapper and BBC Sound of 2021 winner Pa Salieu is back with a new, three-song EP titled 'Afrikan Rebel'. This latest EP features guest appearances from Nigerian artists Tay Iwar, Zlatan and Obongjayar. Listen to 'Afrikan Rebel' below.

The Face also just published a lengthy feature: "Pa Salieu is African, stubborn and proud". Read the article here; "Although he’s recognised as one of Britain’s brightest stars, his struggles are far from over – and his mission has just begun."

"Fundamentally Afrikan Rebel is about being proud and loud about where you come from. For me that is Africa. Growing up in the UK especially having spent my early years in Gambia wasn’t always easy being black and especially not black African with an African accent, but I have always been taught to be proud of who I am and have never shied away from that fact for better or for worse. I see the word ‘Rebel’ only in the most positive sense. Those figures through history that have fought against the odds to stand up for what they believe in have always intrigued and inspired me. ‘Rebel’ is a mindset that helps keep me strong and I hope I can encourage others to be vocal about their beliefs and stand up for what they feel is right. My Afrikan Rebel series is a movement which I hope can allow me to connect with others with a similar mindset and gives a platform for me to experiment with influences and inspirations from my culture and others from the great continent of Africa" - Pa Salieu

Pa Salieu performs at Le Guess Who? 2021 on Friday, 12 November, together with a.o. Flohio, KeiyaA, Zwangere Guy, Pink Oculus, Kelman Duran B2B Lil C, DJ Diaki, and many more.

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