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Father, author, podcaster; producer, TV pundit and presenter, entrepreneur; lyricist, victim and survivor of racist violence. In just thirty-three years, the highly-acclaimed Guvna B has lived a life which has been as varied as his elite talents. And now - a decade and a half into a career which has already brought him three MOBO Awards, three Urban Music Awards, and tens of millions of streams - he has created a body of work which brings together his diverse worlds in one powerful, harrowing and uplifting listen. The Village Is On Fire, his tenth studio album, is his richest and most rewarding work to date. Against a soundscape that evokes London in all its agony and glory - a seamless blend of soul, house, grime, Afrobeats and more - he grapples with the aftermath of an unprovoked and racially motivated attack.
On that fateful morning of 24 August 2021, Guvna B suddenly had hot coffee thrown over him and was punched in the face. After a few months of looking for his assailant, the police eventually closed the investigation due to a lack of leads. This incident tears away his confidence and forces him to face the world not as Guvna B, the confident and prominent social commentator, but as Isaac Borquaye, the sensitive and thoughtful son of Ghanaian immigrants.