Born and raised in East London, British Ghanaian Kwadwo Adu Genfi Amponsah aka Kojey Radical is often described as a “renaissance man”. At 29 years old, he is at the forefront of a generation of young British artists who have pushed underground Black music into the mainstream over the past few years.
Following a series of acclaimed EPs, Kojey Radical finally released his highly anticipated debut album Reason To Smile in March 2022. His most ambitious and complete work to date, Reason To Smile was quickly shortlisted for the 2022 Mercury Prize and is widely regarded as one of the year’s standout records, featuring a roll call of incredible collaborators including Tiana Major9, Masego, Shaé Universe, Cashh, Kelis, Lex Amor, Knucks, Shakka, Wretch 32, Ego Ella May and Rex Life Raj and his own mother (whose voice weaves throughout the record). Kojey Radical embodies everything that makes an artist truly exciting in 2022; he’s an authentic and uncompromising creative force, constantly evolving and blurring boundaries as he moves from rap, funk, spoken word and poetry to fashion, art and film with an almost effortless fluidity.