- British-Nigerian rapper Dave has won the United Kingdom Mercury Prize award
- The rapper won the 2019 award for his intimate and revealing debut album Psychodrama
- During his acceptance speech, Dave paid tribute to the exceptional musicians he was nominated alongside
A young British-Nigerian rapper identified as Dave has won the 2019 United Kingdom Mercury Prize award.
The 21-year-old rapper was said to have won the award for his intimate and revealing debut album Psychodrama.
According to BBC, the young man hugged his mother before taking the stage to collect the award.
While giving his acceptance speech, Dave expressed that he was lost for words. He later paid tribute to the exceptional musicians he was nominated alongside.
Even though Dave received the award due to his debut album Psychodrama, the rapper had been on the road to music for a long time. He made his debut album in May 2015 with a freestyle released on YouTube.
Dave waiting a long time before committing the songs into an album. He released eleven singles and two EPs over the next four years.
Canadian rapper Drake, who has featured on Dave's singles, revealed that he discovered the rapper while browsing YouTube absentmindedly.
Drake was featured on Dave's remix for Wanna Know. And, Dave later featured on Drake's More Life mixtape. He also collaborated on the Netflix drama Top Boy.
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