Skepta helped build a children’s playground in a Nigerian village

Boy Better Know founding member shows his mother opening the play area

UK grime artist Skepta has recently revealed how he helped to build and set up a children’s play area in a Nigerian village it was reported today (February 29).

The Boy Better Know MC – who is born to Nigerian parents – has been helping to set up the children’s play area and has unveiled pictures via his Instagram page.

According to Noisey, Skepta – real name Joseph Adenuga – posted the photos via his instagram account with the message: “I want to give them that house in Nigeria,” he says, talking about his parents (his mother officially opened the playground. “Finished, done, built. For them to look back on this and say, ‘You know what? That’s what we went to England for.” You can view the pictures below.

The Queen, Mrs Adenuga opening the playground – Ijebu Ode, Nigeria. February 27th 2016.

A photo posted by SKEPTA (@skeptagram) on Feb 28, 2016 at 1:11pm PST


“Me and my Dad been talking about making a place for the children to play in his village in Nigeria,” he also wrote on Instagram. “He sent me these pics and my heart is smiling, I told him to wait for me to come and add the finishing touches but he wanted my Mum to open it before she flew to London tomorrow haha, sweet boy ting.”

Meanwhile, Skepta joined forces with surprise guest Drake to round off a Section Boyz gig last week after the 2016 Brit Awards ceremony on Wednesday evening (February 24).

Earlier in the night, the Toronto rapper had joined Rihanna on stage at the Brit Awards to perform her single ‘Work’ with her.

The Fader reports that he headed straight from the O2 Arena, where the awards ceremony was being held, to Village Underground in Shoreditch, where Section Boyz were headlining.


The south London rap crew performed Drake’s track ‘Jumpman’ with the rapper and Skepta to a screaming crowd at the 1,000 capacity venue. You can watch footage of the performance below.

Twitter users are also suggesting that Drake has signed with Skepta’s collective Boy Better Know. Lady Leshurr tweeted: “Drake is signed to BBK. The music game has changed differently. Big up Skepta #KING”.

BBC 1Xtra DJ Sian Anderson also wrote: “skepta signed drake to bbk?! i ammmm screammmming ahahahujjdfh what a guy!”

My ones. #OVO #Section

A photo posted by SKEPTA (@skeptagram) on Feb 24, 2016 at 3:09pm PST