Geko is a rising star who’s already accumulated a dedicated and adoring following of fans that are determined to push him into the spotlight.
In under a year, the British rapper/singer coming by way of Manchester has completely nailed it with a slew of videos ranking up millions of views on YouTube and pushing almost 3 million views on his video ‘Baba’. Without a major label, big pr or any other mainstream push, it’s straight up infectious hooks and he’s direct ‘Baba stop being a pagan‘.
Geko is the genuine deal, he sings and raps from the heart and his fans love it, the release of his tune ‘Baba’ not only struck a cheeky line with every ‘baba’ wondering about his intentions but his catchy sound also got the Afrobeats scene to take notice.
If you’ve been following the Afrobeats wave then you’ll know that London based Timbo has come through as a pioneer by fusing grime and hip hop and creating a new kind of Afro-Hop sound for the U.K, and if you mix in Sneakbo and J-Hus you’ve pushed the curve even higher. Although rooted in Afrobeat the difference with the U.K wave is that U.K rappers are mixing their sound up with influences from Jamaica and West Africa into a Rap / Bashment /Afrobeat mashup.
As part of that new wave, Geko is bringing Manchester into the mix and is someone who’s been building his sound since he was 13 years old, he’s fed himself with all the music influences around him, that feel true to him and he’s fused it into his sound. Embraced by the Afrobeats world, Geko further cemented his credentials with a co-sign from Moelogo and Timbo for the remix of ‘Baba’.
Check out the latest record from Geko to drop on SoundCloud and you’ll see what we’re talking about.
Geko announced his debut London show at O2 Academy 2 and after selling out in hours, upgraded to the main stage – check him out on 28th October at the 02 Islington Academy. Tickets are on sale now and they’re going fast.