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Joseph Junior Adenuga, better known as Skepta, is an English grime MC, songwriter and record producer.

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Who is Skepta? Joseph Junior Adenuga, better known as Skepta, is an English grime MC, songwriter and record producer from Tottenham, North London. He is the co-founder of Boy Better Know (BBK). Skepta rose to prominence in the mid-2000s as part of the grime collective 'Meridian Crew' alongside his brother JME. Music Career In 2006, Skepta released his debut album 'Greatest Hits', which featured his single 'Rolex Sweep'. In 2008, he released his second album 'Microphone Champion'. This album featured collaborations with Wiley, Chipmunk and Ghetts. Following this success, Skepta released his third studio album 'Doin' It Again' in 2010. The album charted at number 19 on the UK Albums Chart. His most successful album to date is 'Konnichiwa', which won the Mercury Music Prize in 2016 and debuted at number 2 on the UK Albums Chart. In 2019 he released his fifth studio album 'Ignorance is Bliss'. The lead single 'Bullet from a Gun' was nominated for Best Song Musically & Lyrically at the 2020 BRIT Awards. Awards and Achievements Skepta has won numerous awards for his music, including two Mobo Awards (Best Video for 'That's Not Me' in 2015 and Best Male Act in 2017). He won Best Song at the 2017 NME Awards for 'Shutdown', Best British Male Solo Artist at the 2017 Brit Awards and Best Grime Act at the 2017 Q Awards. He was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance with Drake in 2018. Collaborations Skepta has collaborated with a number of artists throughout his career, including AJ Tracey, Dizzee Rascal and JME. He has also been featured on tracks by Drake ('Skepta Interlude'), Kanye West ('That's My Bitch') and Wizkid ('Energy'). In 2018, he collaborated with Lil B on their mixtape 'Blackout 3'. Personal Life Skepta is married to singer Naomi Campbell. They began dating in 2018 and announced their engagement in April 2019. The couple married in October 2020 in a secret ceremony in Morocco. Skepta has two sons from a previous relationship.