Meet the UK rapper ready to change up the scene...
Growing up a Ghanaian woman in West London, it took Br3nya time to find her place in the music scene. Combining her diverse influences, her rich heritage and vibrant environment, the singer-songwriter has made her mark and is ready for more.
Breaking onto the scene with her debut singles ‘Good Food’ and ‘Like Me’, Br3nya is the gift that keeps on giving, pulling out all the stops with the feel-good ‘Double Dutch’. Throwing the conventions of rap on its head, the rising star drops bars about men sliding into her DMs for a change, and does so with a tenaciousness London needs right now. So let Br3nya be your Internet Guide…
What would you like to see more of online? What about less of?
I’d like to see more funny and inspiring content..Funny, cute and authentic videos of families interacting with each other. Everyone being their true self and not worrying about the opinions of others. I’d like to see less of the hatred spewed out online(it’s mostly cowards and unhappy people that do this), more positive and encouraging energy spread online rather than tearing one another down.
What or who is the best account you follow? The worst?
The best account I follow is Will Smith..I feel like he uses Instagram the correct way – to inspire people and create content like no other. His page is a breath of fresh air in the midst of a lot of faking and keeping up of appearances. The worst account I follow has to be @theshaderoom; the page feeds off negativity and bringing people (mainly in the urban community) down. It can be funny at times but as a follower I believe you subconsciously pick up their toxic traits if you’re constantly consuming their content.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve read about yourself online?
The craziest thing I’ve read about myself is that I’m a rubbish rapper lol…I know that ain’t true so it’s one of those comments you have to laugh at.
What’s your favourite meme?
My favourite meme currently is the African man dancing in the club screaming ‘Its okayyyyy’ it’s a classic!
What’s your earliest memory of the Internet?
Definitely chatting to my crushes on MSN!
Is the Internet a good or bad thing for music?
The internet is very good for music, especially for independent artists that don’t come from a wealthy background…the net gives these artists a free platform to push their music out rather than handing out CDs on the streets. It takes a lot of power from the labels as many artists are successful enough with a huge following online.
How many followers represent success?
Followers don’t represent success, it’s more what those followers follow you for and how they engage with you. I do believe 1 million followers is an amazing milestone though. This means you have the power to influence 1 million people and 1 million people are witnessing your journey which is crazy.
Finally…what’s going on in your life?
I’m discovering myself through music everyday as I embark on my journey chasing my dreams. I just dropped my new single ‘Double Dutch’ which I’m really excited about! I’m learning new things about the world and about people as I meet new ones along this journey. I have my first headline show coming up soon and I can’t wait to meet everyone there. I’m transforming into my greater self and it’s a tough, daunting but amazing thing to be experiencing.
14 August 2019