Derek Andrew Safo has certainly come a long way and it’s been one hell of a journey. From selling his mix-tapes on the streets of Hornsey to releasing his debut album ‘This is my Demo’ on his own label Dcypha Productions, to beating 50 Cent at last years Mobos. Little Derek is doing more than ok-he’s doing pretty damn good.
The year is 1982 - a heavily pregnant young woman arrives at London, Heathrow from Amsterdam. Her ultimate destination is her place of origin; Ghana. She’s to rest in London for a few days before proceeding with her journey, taking a cab to North London to visit an old friend.
The Live8 concert in Hyde Park in July saw Ms Dynamite return to the stage after a two-year absence. She had vanished from the public eye at the height of her new-found fame. Her priorities had suddenly changed leading her to place her music career on hold. She gave birth to her son, Shavaar, in July 2003.