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Dave
Born
David Orobosa Omoregie

(1998-06-05) 5 June 1998 (age 20)
Occupation
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Years active2015–present
Musical career
Genres
Labels
  • Independent
Associated acts
Websitesantandave.com

David Orobosa Omoregie[1] (born 5 June 1998), known mononymously as Dave, is an English rapper.[2][3][4]

Dave released his debut EP Six Paths in 2016, to critical and commercial success, after the release of a number of successful singles. He went on to release the Game Over EP in 2017, with its lead single "No Words" charting within the top 20 on the UK Singles Chart. He later released "Funky Friday" in 2018, which became his first number-one single as a lead artist.

Early life

David Orobosa Omoregie was born on 5 June 1998 in Brixton, South London, as the last of three brothers. He was raised in nearby Streatham.[2][3] Dave initially began composing music at an early age, regularly writing lyrics in his early teens, prior to engaging in production after being gifted a piano by his mother in 2012, at age 14.[5] Both of Dave's older brothers are currently incarcerated.[6]

He attended St Marks Academy, a co-educational state school in nearby Mitcham, before later attending Richmond upon Thames College, where he studied Law, Philosophy and Ethics, while also completing an additional module in Sound Design and Politics.[7]

Music career

2015–2017: Career beginnings and Six Paths

Dave made his debut appearance on a platform named Black Box in May 2015 he dropped a single with just audio on mixtape madness call a mid night summers and later progressed to Street Starz TV, a YouTube channel for freestyle rap, in September 2015.[2] He performed his first SB.TV "Warm Up Session" with 1138 DripSquad in November 2015.[8][9] His debut performance on Charlie Sloth's "Fire in the Booth", a freestyle segment on BBC Radio 1Xtra, was in March 2016.[10][11] Dave's festival debut was at Bestival in August 2016, performing alongside AJ Tracey on their track Thiago Silva on the Eskimo Dance stage.[9][12] He made a performance as part of the Red Bull Music Academy UK tour in October 2016.[9][13]

After releasing a range of non-album singles, Dave released his debut EP, Six Paths, on 30 September 2016. The extended play was produced by Dave, Fraser T Smith,[9] 169[14] and entered at number 76 on the UK Albums Chart.

In October 2016, Drake premiered a remix to Dave's song "Wanna Know" on OVO Sound Radio, which also featured Drake and was released as a single.[4][15][16][17] The song debuted at 72 on the Official Singles Chart and peaked at 51, becoming Dave's first entry on the chart.[18]

2017–present: Game Over and debut album

Throughout 2017, Dave released the non-album singles "Samantha" with J Hus which peaked at 63 on the Official Singles Chart, becoming the third biggest song to not chart in the top 40 in 2017,[19] "Revenge", "100M's" and "Tequila".

On 9 October 2017, Dave announced his second extended play, Game Over, alongside the announcement of its accompanying tour.[20] The EP was preceded by the politically-charged "Question Time". It was released on 3 November 2017 independently for streaming and digital download.[21] Game Over was released on 3 November 2017 alongside the single "No Words."[22] Game Over debuted at number 13 on the UK Albums Chart and "No Words" debuted at 18 before eventually peaking at 17 on 11 January 2018.[23]

Dave won his first MOBO Award for the Best Newcomer Act at the 2017 ceremony on 29 November 2017.[24] Dave released single "Hangman" on 27 February 2018.[25]

After a seven month hiatus, Dave released "Funky Friday", featuring rapper Fredo, on 4 October 2018. The song debuted at number one in the UK, being only the third song to do so in 2018. This feat also meant that Dave secured his first ever number one single, as well as his first Top 10 single.[26] Dave has hinted in interviews with BBC Radio 1 that his debut album will be released in early 2019.

Musical style

Dave's collaborator and production partner is 169, who has several credits across Dave's discography.[27] Alongside hip hop, Dave also plays piano.[2][9]

Discography

Extended plays

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
UK
[28]
UK
R&B
UK
Ind.
UK
DL
Six Paths
  • Released: 30 September 2016
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
76 7 20 21
Game Over
  • Released: 3 November 2017
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Streaming, digital download
13 2 1 3
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles

List of singles as a lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, year released, and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[28]
UK
R&B

[29]
UK
DL

[30]
UK
Ind.

[31]
"Thiago Silva"
(with AJ Tracey)
2016 Non-album singles
"JKYL+HYD"
"Wanna Know (Remix)"
(featuring Drake)
51 9 60 35
"Samantha"
(with J Hus)
2017 63 7 87 5
"Revenge"
"100M's"
"Tequila" 86
"Question Time" Game Over
"No Words"
(featuring MoStack)
17 5 78 1
"Hangman" 2018 30 TBA
"Funky Friday"
(featuring Fredo)
1 1 12
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist

List of singles as a featured artist, with selected chart positions, year released, and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[28]
UK
R&B

[29]
"18HUNNA"[33]
(Headie One featuring Dave)
2019 6 3 TBA

Other charted songs

List of other songs as a lead artist, with selected chart positions, year released, and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[28]
UK
R&B

[34]
UK
DL

[35]
UK
Ind.

[36]
"My 19th Birthday" 2017 55 Game Over
"How I Met My Ex" 32 93 4
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Guest appearances

List of non-single guest appearances, showing year released, other artist(s), and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"All I Ever Wanted"[37] 2019 Fredo Third Avenue

References

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  2. ^ a b c d Collins, Hattie (4 April 2016). "10 things you need to know about dave". i-D. Vice. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  3. ^ a b Tarr, Matt (8 January 2016). "London Rapper Dave Gets Biographical on His Latest Impressive Track 'jkyl+hyd'". MTV (UK and Ireland). Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Drake Previews New Project 'More Life' With Four Songs". Rolling Stone. 24 October 2016. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Dave: the genre-splicing rapper talks meeting Drake and his debut album". NME. 2017-11-10. Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  6. ^ Collins, Hattie (2017-03-24). "A rapper called Dave: the 'normal' Streatham boy who's on Drake's radar". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  7. ^ "Meet Dave, U.K. Rap's Emotional Young Voice". The FADER. Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  8. ^ Windley, Dana. "Dave – Warm Up Session via SBTV". SB.TV. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  9. ^ a b c d e Anderson, Sian (27 September 2016). "Dave is the south London MC you need to know about". Red Bull. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  10. ^ Baiden, Kamilla (7 March 2016). "17 Year Old Dave Impresses in Debut 'Fire in the Booth'". MTV (UK and Ireland). Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  11. ^ "Fire from Dave". BBC. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  12. ^ Anderson, Sian (10 September 2016). "Eskimo Dance take a trip to Bestival". Red Bull. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  13. ^ "Red Bull Music Academy announce UK tour". The Skinny. 17 August 2016. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  14. ^ "Dave". Primary Talent International. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  15. ^ Carissimo, Justin (24 October 2016). "Drake announces 'More Life' project, shares four new songs on OVO Sound Radio". The Independent. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  16. ^ Morgan Britton, Luke (24 October 2016). "Stream three new Drake songs from 'More Life' project". NME. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  17. ^ Willis, Jay (24 October 2016). "Drake Just Dropped Four New Songs Off More Life as an Early Birthday Gift". GQ. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  18. ^ "DAVE FT DRAKE | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  19. ^ "The biggest songs that missed the Top 40 in the first half of 2017". Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  20. ^ "Dave announces 'Game Over' EP and UK Tour". Link Up TV. 9 October 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  21. ^ "Game Over by Dave on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  22. ^ "Dave Drops 'Game Over' EP and New Video for No Words - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  23. ^ "DAVE | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  24. ^ "2017 WINNERS | MOBO Organisation". beta.mobo.com. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
  25. ^ Santan Dave (2018-02-27), Dave - Hangman, retrieved 2018-03-03
  26. ^ "Dave "speechless" as Funky Friday debuts at Number 1". Retrieved 2018-10-12.
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  28. ^ a b c d Peak chart positions in the UK:
  29. ^ a b Peak R&B chart positions in the UK:
  30. ^ "Official Singles Downloads Top 100 (4 November 2016)". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
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  33. ^ "18HUNNA (feat. Dave) - Single by Headie One". Apple Music. 6 January 2019. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
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  37. ^ "Third Avenue by Fredo". Apple Music. Retrieved 18 January 2019.

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