Who is rapper Octavian? – The Sun | The Sun

RAPPER Octavian has shot to fame over recent years with his unique sound.

In 2019 he won the BBC's Sound of Award, their top award for new artists.

Who is Octavian?

Octavian, born Oliver Godji, is a French-British rapper from London.

Born in Lille in 1996, the 27-year-old has an Angolan background.

After the passing of his father, he moved from France to London with his mother at the age of three.

He released his first-ever mixtape 22 in 2016, which was followed by the Essie World EP in 2017.

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Octavian shot to fame in 2018, when Drake was seen singing along to a track of his at a Golden Globes after-party in a video posted on Instagram.

He was signed with Sony Records label Black Butter Records and appeared on tracks produced by DiploMura MasaTake a Daytrip, JRick and A2.

He has collaborated with Skepta, A$AP Ferg and many others.

The rapper dropped a single with Gunna and SAINt JHN in August 2020 and was due to release his debut album Alpha in November of that year.

However, his label pulled the plug after Octavian's former partner made allegations against him a day before the album was set to drop.

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Despite announcing his retirement in 2021, he returned with his debut studio album Alpha in May 2022.

What are Octavian's biggest songs?

Octavian's track Papi Chulo, a collaboration with rapper Skepta, was a hit in 2020.

It gained popularity on TikTok.

His song Party Here also shot to notoriety thanks to Drake singing along to it on social media.

His song 100 degrees, in which he collaborated with Sam Wise, also received a lot of positive feedback from his audience.

His biggest songs include:

  • Bet
  • Papi Chulo
  • Rari

Is Octavian on social media?

Yes, Octavian is on Instagram.

As of March 2023, he has over 245k followers.

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Over on his page, you can expect to see all his latest projects and some further insight into the rapper's life.

You can find his account under the username @octavianessie

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