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Rapper Guvnor B to perform at Oasis Academy, Sheerness

Award-winning rapper Guvna B has been booked to perform on Sheppey.

The friend of chart-topper Stormzy will be singing at the Oasis Academy's Sheerness campus in Marine Parade on Saturday, February 1.

Guvnor B rap artiste appearing at the Isle of Sheppey oasis Academy in Sheerness (27248468)
Guvnor B rap artiste appearing at the Isle of Sheppey oasis Academy in Sheerness (27248468)

Tickets are free but must be booked in advance.

His last album Hands Are Made For Working has been streamed more than five million times and was the UK’s highest charting ‘clean’ rap album.

The double MOBO award-winner's single Nothing But The Blood was seen more than one million times on YouTube and his debut book Unpopular Culture became an Amazon best-seller.

Guvna B, real name Isaac Borquaye, 30, said: “My upbringing inspired me to want to make a positive impact through music.

"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.”

Oasis Isle of Sheppey Academy Sheerness site
Oasis Isle of Sheppey Academy Sheerness site

The show is in the sixth form block at 2pm, which is a change from some of his his other venues which have included the O2 Arena and Wembley Stadium.

He has toured North America, Australasia, Africa and Europe and worked with Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child. He has shared stages with Stormzy, Lecrae, and The Rend Collective and appeared on BBC, Sky News and MTV.

He also founded the Allo Mate clothing brand.

He said: "Your past doesn’t have to dictate your future. I want every young person to know that. I aim to make music powerful enough to neutralise and banish so much of the negativity that has plagued this world for years.

"I want to be a beacon of light."

Major Lynne Clifton, Fresh Expression leader of the Salvation Army on Sheppey outside the hall in Sheerness
Major Lynne Clifton, Fresh Expression leader of the Salvation Army on Sheppey outside the hall in Sheerness

The gospel rapper has been an influential and important voice within grime and British hip-hop.

The business and journalism graduate was born in the East End of London in June, 1989, to Ghanaian parents.

Lynne Clifton of the Sheerness Salvation Army has booked him. She said: "I first saw him as a support act and then read his book. He is a really positive role model. He should shake things up on Sheppey."

To book tickets call 07552 874375 or email sheerness@salvationarmy.org.uk

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