Hailing from Brockley in London, Mista Silva is an acclaimed musician, model and singer songwriter who uses his Ghanaian roots to infuse his Afrobeat music with a unique perspective. Born Papa Kwame Amponsa, Mista Silva has had several records championed by and play-listed on BBC 1Xtra, including his single ‘B.A.D.’, with his ‘Now What’s Up’ track really making a big impact.
Silva has played live for Trevor Nelson on the Live Lounge as part of BBC 1Xtra’s Destination Africa. On the catwalk, Mista Silva has modelled for Ashish and is often written about by the fashion world and magazines like I-D. Often heralded as one to watch and a star of the next generation by everyone from The Guardian to Vice’s Noisey, Mista Silva has put out singles like ‘Goes Down’, ‘Greenlight’ and ‘Goes Off’, with KSI. On stage he has played across Europe with Mike Skinner & Murkage Dave’s Tonga Ballon Gang, has performed at Glastonbury and has had his music streamed more than three million times. As a three time MOBO Award nominee, Mista Silva really is at the heart of the black music world and will continue to be so as he heads into a new year.