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Stefflon Don

Stefflon Don

BBC Radio 1 StageSunday7:40 pm

Stephanie Allen aka Stefflon Don first set the underground alight in 2015 with her take on the Section Boy’s street smash ‘Lock Arf’. The Clapton rapper has been hot prop ever since, driving grime and rap fans alike wild with her wicked wordplay.

The self-described “girl with the blue hair” released her debut ‘Real Ting Mixtape’ back in 2016, which features Jeremih and Scouse Trappin Tremz.

This year the release of her sophomore EP ‘Secure’ saw Steflon get one step closer to winning her goal of world-domination. The EP has her effortless flow blending in with infectious dancehall and big beats.

One of seven siblings born in Birmingham to Jamaican parents, Steff has been surrounded by music since the womb. Eschewing any form of 9-5 in favour of being a full-time musician. Steff lives, eats and breathes music. “Dancehall and reggae has been a part of my life since I was young” she says, “music is almost like breathing to me, that’s how natural it is”.

For Steff, the most important thing is staying true to her very strong sense of self. “My music has to be true to me. I don’t make it to go on radio – I only make music that I love. I don’t care if no one else loves it. I’m true to myself.”