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D.Y.K – DID YOU KNOW? 3 May 2023





  • Chloe is best known for being one half of the musical duo Chloe x Halle with her sister Halle Bailey
  • In 2021, Chloe debuted as a solo artist with “Have Mercy” as the lead single from her upcoming solo debut studio album
  • Chloe Bailey starred as Jazlyn “Jazz” Forster on the TV series Grown-ish after having sung the series’s theme song “Grown”
  • Chloe’s biggest musical inspiration is Beyonce 




  • Stephanie Victoria Allen is better known by her stage name Stefflon Don
  • Stefflon Don is a british rapper and singer
  • Stefflon Don rose to fame after her 2017 single “Hurtin’ Me” featuring French Montana peaked at number 7 on UK Singles Chart
  • Stefflon Don’s music genres are characterized as Hip Hop, R&B and Dancehall 
  • Stefflon Don is signed to Quality Control Music 




  • Ayra Starr’s real name is Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe
  • Ayra Starr chose the Arabic name, “Ayra,” meaning honorable and respected
  • At the age of 10, Ayra Starr sang in a high school choir and began writing songs with her brother
  • Ayra Starr  attended Les Cours Sonou University and received a BA degree in international relations and political science
  • Ayra Starr sings in English, Pidgin English and Yoruba




  • Lil Yachty’s real name is Miles Parks McCollum
  • Lil Yachty adopted the name “Yachty” and moved from his hometown of Atlanta to New York City to launch his career.
  • Lil Yachty first gained recognition on the internet in 2015 for his singles “One Night” and “Minnesota” from his debut EP Summer Songs.
  • While still on the come up, Lil Yachty worked at McDonald’s to supplement his income early in his career.
  • In 2017, Lil Yachty was named the Creative Director of Nautica Apparel 




  • Lola Brooke’s real name is Shyniece Deneen Thomas
  • Lola  Brooke released her breakout single “Don’t Play with It” in 2021
  • Lola Brooke has 2.7M monthly listeners on Spotify 
  • Lola Brooke’s rap name is a combination of Lola Bunny and Brooklyn
  • Lola Brooke was cosigned by Meek Mill Jadakiss and DJ Envy




  • Coi Leray started making music when she was only 14 years old 
  • Besides making music, Coi Leray enjoys cooking 
  • Although Coi Leray is a rapper, she has a very diverse taste in music
  • Coi Leray is planning to graduate with a degree in culinary arts
  • Coi Leray was born in the city of Boston Massachusetts




  • Niall James Horan is an Irish singer-songwriter
  • Niall Horan rose to prominence as a member of the boy band One Direction, formed in 2010 on the singing competition The X Factor
  • Niall Horan’s zodiac sign is Virgo
  • While in school, Niall Horan’s favorite subject was Geography 
  • Niall Horan is left-handed 




  • Taylor Swift writes her own music 
  • Born in West Reading, Pennsylvania, Taylor Swift moved to Nashville at age 14 to become a country artist
  • Taylor Swift has won over 500 awards 
  • Taylor Swift wrote a 350-page novel when she was 12
  • Taylor Swift’s lucky number is 13 




  • Ice Spice’s stage name was her social media username at age 14
  • Ice Spice grew up in the Bronx, New York City
  • Ice Spice rose to prominence in late 2022 with her song “Munch”
  • Ice Spice is North West’s  (Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s daughter) favorite rapper 
  • Ice Spice is the oldest of five siblings 




  • J Hope’s real name is Jung Ho-seok
  • J Hope is a South Korean rapper, singer-songwriter, dancer, and record producer
  • J Hope made his debut as a member of South Korean boy band BTS in 2013, under Big Hit Entertainment
  • J Hope recently left BTS to serve his military enlistment duty
  • J Hope’s lucky number is 7 



  • SZA has written 100 songs for her new album 
  • SZA worked in customer service before becoming a full-time artist 
  • SZA’s star sign is a Scorpio 
  • It was SZA’s brother who first convinced her to pursue a career in music 
  • SZA doesn’t write songs in a conventional way, she freestyles songs from the top of her head 




  • Although he is famously known as K.O, his real name is Ntokozo Mdluli
  • K.O started rapping at a young age, and while he was in high school, he participated in different cyphers 
  • He began his career as a member of Teargas, a South African hip hop group 
  • K.O’s fans also refer to him as Mr Cashtime and Skhanda Gawd 
  • K.O attended Vaal University of Technology where he studied a national diploma in public relations management.




  • In 2007, Chris was named one of PEOPLE’s “Most Beautiful” celebrities 
  • Chris Brown’s dancing skills is ascribed to Michael Jackson 
  • Chris Brown says that Michael Jackson was one of his biggest music inspirations
  • Chris Brown used to be a part of a church choir 
  • Before fame, Chris Brown used the stage name “C-Syzle”




  • Shekinah’s  debut album Rose Gold was released in October 2017 and was certified platinum by RiSA on 31 August 2018. 
  • Shekinah revealed that the songwriting process is not easy for her because she is a perfectionist
  • She completed her degree in Arts and Live Performance from AFDA 
  • She has opened for John Legend, Toni Braxton and Ed Sheeran 
  • Shekhinah’s ‘Suited’ video reached 14 millions views on Youtube




  • Youngsta CPT’s real name is Riyadh Roberts
  • Youngsta CPT is a South African rapper, lyricist and songwriter
  • Youngsta CPT is known for incorporating details about his Cape Malay culture and his Cape Town roots in his music
  • Youngsta  CPT has been described as “one of the most outspoken South African emcees of this generation”
  • Youngsta CPT has 77.7K monthly listeners on Spotify

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