May 24, 2024

Biography

Kemani Kane Duggan (born May 9, 2001 ), also known professionally as Bandokay, is a talented British rapper and songwriter currently making waves in the music industry. Not only is he a skilled artist in his own right, but he’s also a proud member of the group OFB. His breakout moment came with releasing his mixtape “Frontstreet,” which skyrocketed to the 36th spot on the UK Albums Chart.

Early Life

BandoKay, a rapper from Tottenham, is the son of Mark Duggan, who was killed by police in Tottenham, North London, in 2011 at the age of 29. Whose death sparked protests across the city and is believed to have played a significant role in the 2011 English riots. , Duggan was cared for by Marcus Knox-Hooke, a friend of his father. This experience inspired Knox-Hooke to start a program to support vulnerable youth in Tottenham. 

He grew up on the Broadwater Farm Estate, where the rap collective OFB (Original Farm Boys) was based. He honed his rap skills with his friends Double Lz and SJ OFB.

Education

BandoKay completed His high school education with good grades. After that, they received a bachelor’s degree from a university in the United States.

Career

 In a 2022 video discussing his daily life, Bandokay revealed that Kash OFB, a member of OFB, was the main reason he decided to pursue a career in music. Bandokay said that Kash would often call him to collaborate on lyrics.

Bandokay & Double Lz

Bandokay‘s music career began in early 2018 with the release of “Bruck It,” which featured KashYs OFB, Double Lz, and Boogie B. Later, in 2018, he released “Bad B on the Nizz” with Double Lz and SJ

As revealed in a conversation with Complex Networks, the song received one million views within a week.

In the same interview, Double Lz mentioned that he and Bandokay had made their first song together in 2017, but it was never released. The three artists initially went by the name Y.OFB (“Young OFB”) before dropping the “Y.” prefix in 2019.

On November 14, 2019, OFB released their debut mixtape, “Frontstreet,” which reached the 36th spot on the UK Albums Chart. The mixtape included the song “Ambush,” certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry.

Lightwork Freestyle” in 2020 featured Double Lz, and he also appeared on Kenny Allstar’s Mad About Bars freestyle series in 2019, again with Double Lz. In 2020, he released the single “OT Bopping” with Double Lz, which made it to number 91 on the UK Singles Chart. 

Bandokay was included in Complex Networks’ list of top 20 British MCs to watch out for in 2020 and made appearances on iLL BLU’s “Magic” and Mastermind’s “War,” which reached numbers 46 and 39 on the UK Singles Chart, respectively.

Personal Life

In 2021, Bandokay and Double Lz were charged with violent disorder for an incident at a Selfridges store where two people were stabbed in 2022.

Bandokay was previously in a relationship with a pretty young lady, recognized as Amelia Dimoldenberg, before they separated.

Although, He is believed to be single and not in any romantic relationship.

Discography

  • Too Many Lies
  • Memories
  • Bad B on the Nizz
  • Slide

Social Media

Net Worth

BandoKay’s net worth is estimated to be approximately US$1 – 5 million.


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