The British Library

Habib’s Story

I was born in Lagos in 1980.

My Mother sent me to live with a Nanny in Leicestershire in 1984.

I attended private schools, state schools and universities in England.

Both of my parents moved to the United States on different coasts.

I remained in England and paid for Citizenship.

I have produced and released music under different pseudonyms.

I was a teenage cult leader
I spread my message through the ether
From the Mic to the speakers
From the streets and the bleachers
To all the brains and mouth breathers
Jocks and cheerleaders
Tell me how you gonna teach us
When we schooled your teachers
Like Manic Street Preachers

-Habib, London

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