Skepta is a rapper, record maker, director of the music video, songwriter as well as an English grime performer. His debut studio album released in 2007 under the moniker Greatest Hits. He has an approximate net worth of $2 million.
Biography & Wiki
Joseph Junior Adenuga alias Skepta was born on 19 September 1982 in Tottenham, North London. His parents were immigrants from Nigeria. He grew up in Meridian Walk Estate that is a council estate located in Tottenham, North London. He is having four more siblings.
JME is his brother who is also a grime artist. They have paired up several times for their albums. Furthermore, Julie Adenuga is her sister who is a radio presenter by profession.
Skepta announced the very first single of his own entitled “Rolex Sweep” in 2008. This single got 89th rank on the UK Singles Chart. In addition, he made to the public the single named “Too Many Man” alongside Shorty, Frisco, JME, and Wiley. This single got 79th rank at the UK Singles Chart.
In 2009, he released another album entitled Microphone Champion. Additionally, he announced his next album in 2011 under the name Doin’ It Again. Its singles include Cross My Heart” starring Preeya Kalidas, “Rescue Me”, “Amnesia”, “So Alive” and “Bad Boy”.
Skepta, in 2014, made to the public two more singles including “Make Peace Not War” and “Hold On” from another album. Moreover, he contributed through a verse for the German Whip’s remix by Meridian Dan in 2014. Apart from this, he announced a new single named “That’s Not Me”, which featured JME in it. It peaked at number 21 on the UK Singles chart. He also released one more single named “It Ain’t Safe” which starred A$AP Bari in it the same year.
Skepta made to the public the album entitled Konnichiwa in 2016. It achieved Mercury Prize of the year. Adding to it, he made to the public a new song under the moniker “Ladies Hit Squad” in 2016. It featured A$AP Nast who is an American rapper as well as D Double E who is a grime artist.
Skepta announced his Vicious Extended Play in 2017 which featured Lil B, Section Boyz and A$AP Rocky in its singles. His mixtapes are inclusive of Community Payback, Been There Done That, Blacklisted, Joseph Junior Adenuga as well as The Tim Westwood Mix.
Awards & Achievements
Skepta’s single Rescue Me from his third album was a big success that got 14th rank on the UK Singles Chart. In addition, his song named Shutdown won the award for Best Song at MOBO Awards in 2015. Furthermore, he has won the award of Best British Male at BET Awards in 2016.
Net Worth of Skepta
Skepta bags home an estimated net worth of around $2 million. he has earned this ample amount through releasing many hit singles, some award-winning albums and mixtapes as well.
Skepta has contributed to the UK’s music industry a lot through his amazing talent and passion towards hip-hop and grime.