Darkoo is a Nigerian-born British rapper, singer and songwriter born on September 19, 2001 in Lagos. She moved to South London where she was raised.
Not much is known yet about the talented young rapper’s early life, her education or even her real name at the moment.
Darkoo started music at a young age although she had wanted to be a professional footballer, during her year 6 talent show she delivered an impressive performance of Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj’s “Beauty and a Beat”.
She kept on improving herself through consistent practice while still in secondary school, By 2017 Darkoo released her first piece of work, a track she titled “Gas Station”.
However Darkoo’s rise to limelight wasn’t until she released her hit single “Gangsta” which debuted on UK Top 40 chart in the first week of release. The single had featured Tottenham born rapper, One Acen.
She served listerners two impressive remix of the hit song, one featuring UK hardcore female rappers, MS Banks and Br3nya, and the other featuring Afrobeat singer, Davido, Tion Wayne and SL.
Darkoo is no doubt one of the hard hitting rapper in the game currently, at the age of 18 the “Gangsta” rapper already boast an impressive catalog.
Her major singles so far includes “Kryptonite“, “Juicy (Brown Skin like Eva)” featuring Hardy Caprio, “Rover” and “Weh You Did Deh?” which helped her grew past over 30,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel.
Her song “Gangsta” is now certified silver in the UK with over 200,000 sales and has surpassed 13million combined views on YouTube.
Her notable songs so far;
- Gas Station (feat. Curtis J)
- Juicy (feat. Hardy Caprio)
- Gangsta (Remix) (feat. Ms Banks & Br3nya)
- Bleep Quiet
- Weh You Did Deh?
- Timeline (feat. Mulla Stackz)
- Drum Fresh
- Gangsta (Remix) (feat. Davido, Tion Wayne & SL)
Awards And Nominations
Darkoo has started getting recognition in form of awards and nominations for her incredible contribution in music and no doubt she clearly deserves them.
She emerged the only female among other 10 male artists shortlisted for Rated Awards 2020 “Track Of The Year”, she was nominated for her song “Gangsta” featuring One Acen.
List of her awards and nominations so far;
Rated Awards 2020
- Female Artist of the Year – Nominated
- Breakthrough of the Year – Nomimated
- Track of the Year – Nominated