PreGame: Welcome to Deto’s World

Now entering: DETO's World

“PreGame” is a NATIVE Original series which grants us an all-access pass to the lives of your favourite artists & icons, on their most important days. In our debut episode, we take a trip to Nigerian rapper Deto Black’s World, as she prepares for her debut solo London show, celebrating her EP release.

Last August, rap newcomer and style coninosuieur, DETO BLACK released her debut EPYung Everything,’ a 5-track taster course to everything she has on the menu from quippy beats to fully-formed snapbacks. Released almost a year since her debut feature on the scene-stealing Odunsi (The Engine) “body count” with Amaarae, the EP was widely received by eager fans waiting to hear what the newcomer had in store.


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In true DETO fashion, she did not disappoint, drawing listeners further into her glamorous world by embodying rap’s current themes of women’s independence, sexual freedom, autonomy and strength. ‘Yung Everything’ was just the body of work DETO BLACK needed to make her debut highly-anticipated full appearance in the Nigerian music scene.

Following the release of her debut body of work, DETO BLACK celebrated in grand style, inviting friends and loyal fans from around the UK to her first-ever headline release party in London. Sharing the stage alongside her longtime collaborators and friends including Teezee, (Odunsi The Engine), Mowalola and more, DETO kept the crowd entertained with singles off her new tape while also plugging in some exclusives.

Before gracing the stage in the evening, we spent the day with DETO BLACK as she prepared for her show, learning more about the world around ‘Yung Everything,’ and discussing with her makeup artist, Alice Dodds who helps the rapper construct her bad bitch persona, one eye gem at a time.

But our words won’t do justice to how wild the night was, so this is something you need to see for yourself.

Watch ‘PreGame with Deto Black’ below.

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