Santan Dave: 5 things we really want to know about this immigrant pastor’s son

Santan Dave beat eleven other talented artists to win the 2019 £25k Mercury Prize for his first official album – Psychodrama.

The Hyundai Mercury Prize is given each year along with a cash prize for Best British album of the last year, to artists whose album deserves an accolade.

Dave, 21, has long been perfecting his lyrical craft since at least 2015 following years of family and psychological drama.

It is these commotions reflected poetically in the winning album and many of his other musics that has given Dave the recognition.

Since there is more talent to come from Dave, let’s get acquainted with five facts.

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How Santan Dave nearly followed in his brothers’ footsteps to jail but momma saved the day

Santan Dave has come a long way from his debut rap gig

23rd of September 2019 could not have gone any better for Santan Dave.

The 21 year old Nigerian British artist stood with his proud mum accepting the Mercury Music Price winner’s trophy for his latest album ‘Psychodrama’ which also came with a £25k cash prize.

In his speech, Dave thanks his mum, and brother, Christopher. Boy, those two are the most influential people who got him to that stage.

In 2015, the then 16 year old made his rap debut on Bl@ckBox. In that moment in time with his rapping, you could tell he was one special talent.

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