Genres: British hip hop, Rap
Albums: La Música de Fantástico, BailableFunana & Batuko, Dance Funana 2, Kadance, Young Fire Old Flame, FYO, No Bullshit and My Heads A Mess EP
Labels: More Music Records
Achi Avelino was born 4 June 1993, known best by his stage name Avelino, is an English rapper of Congolese descent from Tottenham, London, known for his “unique tone” and “deep wordplay”.
Avelino first released freestyles on YouTube. His debut mix tape, ”Underdog Music”, was released in 2013 through More Music Records. The project was credited by GRM Daily. Avelino rose to prominence in 2014 following the release of his second mix tape, Iconic Ambition, which was featured on DJ Semtex’s Mix tape Top 5 on BBC Radio 1Xtra. He went on to support Stormzy on tour throughout 2015, having previously collaborated on the mix tape track “No Comment”.
On 10 February 2017 Avelino released a single titled “Energy” which features grime heavyweights, Skepta and Stormzy. The single was used by EA Sports game, FIFA 18 demo and is being touted as the headline song on FIFA 18 soundtrack. At the time of writing, Energy’s official music video has racked up over 1.5 million views on YouTube and various remixes.