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Artist description

Obaro Ejimiwe (18 January 1983) is a British vocalist and musician better known by his stage name Ghostpoet. His first album, Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam, was shortlisted for the 2011 Mercury Prize. His 2015 album, Shedding Skin was also nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. Ghostpoet's fourth album Dark Days + Canapés was released on August 18th 2017.

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 on 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.

His third album, Shedding Skin, was released on 2 March 2015. The album featured guest appearances by Nadine Shah, Etta Bond, Mélanie De Biasio, Lucy Rose and Paul Smith. The album was shortlisted for the 2015 Mercury Prize.

Ghostpoet's track "Finished I Ain't" appeared in the soundtrack of Sleeping Dogs.

Ghostpoet was featured on Massive Attack's song "Come Near Me", the B-side to The Spoils.

In April 2017 Ghostpoet released the single "Immigrant Boogie" released via Play It Again, Sam. The track was produced by Leo Abrahams and mixed by Leo and Kristofer Harris. The track is the first from the album Dark Days + Canapés.