Age - 27
London, United Kingdom
I want to support theatre writers and provide them with a stage or platform to show plays that are more intersectional

Enny dropped an anthem at the end of 2020. A celebration of, and for, Black women, "Peng Black Girls" quickly gained traction when it was released in November, but when Jorja Smith jumped on a remix it blew up. Smith consequently signed Enny to her label, certifying the 26-year-old as a rising star of British rap.

South London born and raised, Enny, born Enitan Adepitan, grew up in a busy household as the youngest of six. Musically, she found early inspiration in what the family would play at home: gospel, hip-hop, jazz and indie records. This smorgasbord of early influences is reflected in Enny’s style: mellow freestyles sit atop rich, contemporary instrumentals. The importance of family roots is also showcased in the music video for "Peng Black Girls" as Enny surrounds herself with aunties in traditional Nigerian clothes, little cousins tumbling on the floor and dozens of Black women from the Thamesmead housing estate where she grew up.

The catchiness of "Peng Black Girls", alongside its joyous message of celebrating diverse beauty, turned the single into a moment, and Enny’s stardom has only just begun to rise. A new single, a debut EP and an All Points East festival performance are on the cards for her 2021.

Text Katie Goh

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