#TipTuesday: Chiedu Oraka

Hull’s Chiedu Oraka is definitely sick of getting twitter notifications off @_TheRootMusic. In the past week alone, the Darcy MC has covered our Made In The Manors playlist, awarded Track Of The Week for Pressure on TRM Radio and featured on our SongOfTheDay series for Flex.

So, who else could possibly be our TipTuesday this week?

Having been tipped to catch Chiedu at Evolution Emerging in the summer, I’ve become obsessed. Both Darcy and Flex featured in my top twelve listened to tracks on Spotify in 2018. If Oraka and his right hand man Deezkid aren’t booked for a gig in Newcastle in the next few months, I’m seriously considering travelling to see them live again.

I wasn’t the only one who jumped on the Chiedu Oraka bandwagon in 2018. Spotify UK’s Austin Darboh is clearly a fan too, the Hull MC covered the prestigious grime shutdown playlist at the height of Darcy’s dominance. The breakthrough single has now surpassed one million streams on Spotify alone. Considering it was my most played track of 2018, I might account for at least half of those.

The Newcastle United supporter will be hoping to continue the momentum and with the quality of new single, Pressure, I have no doubt he will. Rumour has it, we should expect a Chiedu Oraka x Deezkid EP in 2019…


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