Afrikan Boy‘s got the soundtrack to those times—with a slight London twist. “£2 Chicken N Chips has long been a cultural favourite amongst teenagers and children from all races living in inner city London,” Afrikan Boy explains to Media. Video was Directed By Kevin Eno.
“I first fell in love with £2 Chicken n Chips when I started secondary school, I had to save up for the whole week because I only received 0.30p a day to spend on what I liked from my mum. Chicken n chips to me meant ultimate freedom of choice lol.”
It’s not all about the food though, the Nigerian-British rapper mentions, these spots also shape kids’ characters by serving as defacto community centers.
“I made this track because chicken shops played a part in developing my cultural identity. If you look in any inner city town centre after school on a weekday, they will be surely packed with school kids hustling for that 2 piece chicken n chips meal.”
“I wanted the video to have a real sense of my local community in it so I set the location of the music video in the most on demand chicken shop in Woolwich ‘Super 1 Fried Chicken’,” adds Afrikan Boy. “Abdi the manager also runs a Saturday football training and mentoring initiative for the local teenagers in the area. This shop is more than just a place to buy chicken and chips but it acts as a community centre for school kids to also feel safe. I posted a message on my instagram saying free chicken and chips and supermalt bottles 3pm in Woolwich!”