Guvna B faces the man within the man as he unleashes new book - "Unspoken"
GuvnaB is cooking up his next big venture. The "Cast Our Cares" rapper revealed online that it is a book Toxic Masculinity and how he battled with it after his Dad passed away.
Men are bold. Men are brave. Men are strong in the face of fear. But what happens when that strength crumbles? Growing up on a council estate in East London, rapper Guvna B thought he knew everything he needed to know about what it means to be a man. But when a personal tragedy sent him reeling, he knew he had to face these assumptions head on if he was going to be able to overcome his grief. In this intimate, honest and unflinching memoir.
Guvna B draws on his personal experiences to explore how toxic masculinity affects young men today. Exploring ideas of male identity, UNSPOKEN is an inspirational account of Guvna's journey.
After a personal tragedy rocked his sense of self, Guvna B reflects on toxic masculinity and how being thrown into a journey of soul searching helped him find a path to authenticity. Growing up on a council estate in East London, rapper Guvna B thought he knew everything he needed to know about what it means to be a man. But when the unexpected death of his father sent him reeling, he knew he had to face these assumptions head on if he was going to be able to overcome his grief. In this intimate, honest and unflinching memoir, Guvna B draws on his personal experiences to explore how toxic masculinity affects young men today. Exploring ideas of male identity, fatherhood and overcoming the unexpected, UNSPOKEN is an inspirational account of Guvna’s journey. Guvna’s artistic endeavours have always drawn on his personal experiences of life in London, bringing together themes of faith, masculinity and identity. His music addresses real issues while refusing to conform to the negative stereotypes of rap music. He aims to inspire his audience and share the insights he’s gained through his faith. As a two time winner of the prestigious MOBO Award, winning the first accolade at just 20-years-old, Guvna’s journey has been one of breathless success and cuttingedge creativity. In a world plagued by negativity, Guvna B is a beacon of hope. No matter the medium, his work demonstrates the hope and inspiration faith can bring to us all.
Guvna also presents THE LOSS TAPES podcast, in which he talks to guests about their experience of grief and bereavement, and how they're dealing with losing someone or something they loved. He has already interviewed The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby on the loss of his daughter and the musician Nick Brewer on the loss he has faced during his time within the music industry.
‘This is one of the most honest books you will ever read. Guvna B is a real survivor. This is a book of liberation’ - Benjamin Zephaniah
‘Reading some lines of this book is like reading part of my life story’ - Kanya King CBE, Founder of the MOBO Awards
Guvna B is a multi-award winning, recordbreaking Urban rap artist from London. With the courage and integrity to resist the stereotypical trends of urban music, Guvna has carved a unique place for himself in the music world. He became the first rapper in UK history to top the Official Christian & Gospel Albums chart with his breakthrough album Secret World and his album, Hands are Made for Working, debuted at number 2 on the UK Hip Hop/Rap Albums Charts. His 2019 single Battle was streamed over 1 million times on Spotify.
He recently had a live show, Allo Mate Live in official partnership with YouTube. Filmed at Rich Mix London with performances from Happi, Shekinah, Marc Jones.