Pa Salieu drops new project ‘Afrikan Rebel’

“Fundamentally Afrikan Rebel is about being proud and loud about where you come from in.”

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After his November mixtape ‘Send Them to Coventry’ saw him hailed as the next big thing, Pa Salieu is back with a brand project to further cement that fact.

Sharing new three-track project ‘Afrikan Rebel’, Pa says, “Fundamentally Afrikan Rebel is about being proud and loud about where you come from in. For me that is Africa. Growing up in the UK especially having spent my early years in Gambia wasn’t always easy being black and especially not black African with an African accent, but I have always been taught to be proud of who I am and have never shied away from that fact for better or for worse. I see the word ‘Rebel’ only in the most positive sense. Those figures through history that have fought against the odds to stand up for what they believe in have always intrigued and inspired me. ‘Rebel’ is a mindset that helps keep me strong and I hope I can encourage others to be vocal about their beliefs and stand up for what they feel is right. My Afrikan Rebel series is a movement which I hope can allow me to connect with others with a similar mindset and gives a platform for me to experiment with influences and inspirations from my culture and others from the great continent of Africa.”

Check it out now below.

See Pa Salieu live at the following dates:

22 | Bristol | Thekla
23 | Manchester | Manchester Academy 3
24 | London | O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
26 | Leeds | Belgrave Music Hall
27 | Coventry | Kasbah
29 | Birmingham | O2 Institute2 Birmingham
30 | Nottingham | Nottingham Rescue Rooms

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