Born 18 January 1983.
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Ghostpoet performs 'Cold Win'

Ghostpoet performs the song 'Cold Win' in the Tree House at the Reading Festival

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Ghostpoet (born Obaro Ejimiwe, 18 January 1983) is a British vocalist and musician. In June 2010, Ghostpoet released his first EP The Sound Of Strangers on Brownswood Recordings and was later featured in The Guardian’s “New Band Of The Day”.

Ghostpoet's first single "Cash & Carry Me Home" was released on 24 January 2011, followed by the debut album on 7 February 2011, Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam. His single "Survive It" was launched in Rough Trade East Record store, on London's Brick Lane on 9 May 2011.

In 2011, he supported Metronomy and Jamie Woon in their tours and performed at Glastonbury, Sónar, Latitude, Secret Garden Party and Bestival among others.

Ghostpoet was among the nominees for the 2011 Mercury Prize. The winner of the prize, PJ Harvey, was announced on 6 September 2011.

Ghostpoet's second album Some Say I So I Say Light was released on 6 May 2013. The album was preceded by the single "Msi Musmid", made available as a free download from SoundCloud in late February. Ghostpoet premiered "Meltdown", the first single taken from his second album, on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show on 20 March 2013.

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  1. Review of Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam

    Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam 2011

    Reviewed by Adam Kennedy
    An early contender for 2011's finest out-of-leftfield long-players.
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