Pa Salieu is on the cover of DIY October music magazine

We are especially proud to announce that Pa Salieu, BRIT-nominated rapper, is DIY music magazine October cover star. His meteoric rise is even more exciting for us in that he was only recently one of our DIY Class of 2021 artists tipped for stardom at the end of last year.

Behind the scenes of the cover shoot at State51 Factory

Pa Salieu has overcome almost unfathomable hurdles to become one of UK rap’s brightest new stars. Channelling the legacy of his Gambian history, he’s on a mission to change the world, driven by his self-appointed mandate to improve life for his fellow Gambians, or Gambinos as he affectionately calls them.

Alignment in his life is key, between the musical and the personal. Just two years after skipping death, and a year after shutting down Britain’s music scene, his journey has yet to reach full gear, but his destination is clear and defined. Music has made it achievable, and fear is not an option. Pa Salieu carries the weight of his ancestors on his shoulders, ready to change the world.

Pa Salieu is the cover artist of DIY October music magazine

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DIY continues to reflect today’s music fans’ broad taste in music with an increasingly diverse coverage of artists across our channels, with Pa Salieu following on from recent previous covers featuring Slowthai, Rina Sawayama and Rico Nasty and fellow Class of 2021 artists such as Bree Runway, Master Peace, Jelani Blackman .

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