Nigerian British Rapper Darkoo says her feminine power in her new photos and said about making proper improvements on her fashion.
“I got my ID two months before I blew up, I ain’t even got to use it,” laughs Darkoo, now. 19 in fact, this star of Britain’s pioneering Afroswing scene was filling in a UCAS form to study engineering when. The video for her signature track, “Gangsta”, began racking up 22 million views in the autumn of 2019.
Her look, which alternated between macho and feminine (long wig and long lashes, then make-up-free with a short fade) while she sung about pursuing a gender-neutral boyfriend, also caught people’s attention.
“People were like, ‘Is Darkoo a duo?’” She chuckles. “I’m fluid Darkoo effortlessly breaks stereotypes, so she wasn’t prepared for. The deluge of questions about her gender and sexual orientation.
“My team is used to me always switching it up,” she explains. “People are definitely confused about it, but it. Just shows that I’m comfortable in myself, and anyone who wants to be can be comfortable in themselves.”
Nigerian-born and reared in South London, Darkoo began her career as a drill rapper until realizing, during one studio session“man can sing, you know!” Her first EP will mix R&B with Afrobeats and her intoxicating, androgynous vocals. It’s just the beginning of her goal to be a “global superstar”. “In five or six years, we are gonna be the Wizkids.”