Born and raised in East London, British Ghanaian Kwadwo Adu Genfi Amponsah aka. Kojey Radical is often described as a “renaissance man”. His family always knew Kojey was destined for something big, but they were never sure what. This level of confidence in him, he says, is a pressure that drove him to pursue his versatile range of talents.
Kojey’s work doesn’t really slot into one category: at his explosive live show you’ll be immersed in a dynamic blend of everything from smooth rap to gruff soul to propulsive rock to searing grime, all interjected with pensive moments of spoken word from the poet-turned-musical artist. Indeed, the diversity of Kojey’s musical collaborators is telling: He’s worked with Goldlink, Ghetts, Ray BLK, Michaela Coel, Tom Grennan, AJ Tracey, Shola Ama, Obongjayar, Jay Prince, Swindle, Wretch32, MJ Cole, Poppy Ajudha and Mahalia, to name a few.
With radio support from key players at Radio 1, 1Xtra, 6Music such as Annie Mac, DJ Target, Mistajam and Mary Anne Hobbs, the East London rapper has enjoyed several 1Xtra playlist records, a Live Lounge and a powerful Fire In The Booth performance. In a recent interview, newly-appointed Radio 1 and 1Xtra Rap Show host Tiffany Calver said of Kojey: “he is so poetic and his lyrics are so conscious of human experiences.”