Afrikan Boy busted onto the world scene when he was heard on a guest sport for “Hussel” off M.I.A.’s wildly popular Kala. With a second guest appearance on a remix of M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes” along with some opening gigs on her 2007 tour in support of Kala, Afrikan Boy seemed destined for international fame. That was almost 5 years ago, though, and Afrikan Boy has kept it relatively low-key since.
Where’s the charasmatic Nigerien grime-rapper been? Who knows. Maybe he was involved in his studies at Brunel University. Nevetheless, he’s back with a free mixtape titled, “What Took You So Long?” We were just going to ask that!
Hopefully, this marks the beginning of a slew of new music from him. After all, we dig his sound. Just check out last year’s show Nigeria Celebrates 50 Years of Independence, where he was one of the featured artist.
Now go cop that free mixtape HERE!