Niko B

Photo: David Townhill

Messing around in creative media classes in school, Niko B would download Chief Keef instrumentals while writing his own lyrics to them. At first it was playful and then he struck gold with ‘Mary Berry’, the first track that he released.

While his style derives from rap, Niko draws inspiration from a myriad of genres and sounds, allowing his music to be free from boundaries. His languid and conversational flow allows his writing to come across viscerally, but his playful lyricism and ability to not take himself too seriously is what makes him earnest.

Niko also directs and styles his own videos, an indication of his vision beyond music.