B, real name Emmanuel Bicharri was born in Cameroon and raised up in
the East London borough of Tower Hamlets from the age of 2 years old.
Essence graduated in Media & communications from the University of
East London and went on to work within the financial institutions and
the public sector.
Essence B has always had a passion for music which started at the age
of 14 years old performing P.Diddy’s tribute to the late Notorious BIG
“I’ll be missing you”. After receiving a good reception Essence interest
in music grew learning the basics of music production in his spare
time. His direction took a turn into events management organising
several events for the local area and charities such as Summer Education
U (formerly known as Tower Hamlets Summer University). The highlight of
Essence B most successful event came when he and a team of young people
filled the former Stratford Rex with 1,200 young people from across
London with high profile acts such as Dizzee Rascal, Wiley and many of
the established Grime artists you recognise today.
Circumstances would soon take Essence B to a whole new dimension. After
secretly enjoying the art of creative writing he now felt there was a
need to express himself creatively, starting with open mics performing
around London. After meeting a talented producer by the name of Supreme
of the arts, Essence created a 4 track Hip Hop and R&B EP which has
helped to established Essence B as an upcoming underground artist.
Through a mutual friend Essence B met a Nigerian record label “Lodafriq
Entertainment” that has now encouraged Essence B to tap into his
African background and start producing a string of Afrobeats hits to
release into the market. To date Essence B has recently released “Ghost
money” featuring successful club promoter Hboss of “Hot Boyz
entertainment” and Nigerian artist “Kanny”. The single is receiving
massive plays on media platforms Hulkshare and Soundcloud with bookings
coming in from London and the rest of the UK. There are many projects
coming up with a tour of West Africa being planned and not to forget his
own radio show about to take off with Dejavu (www.dejavufm.com). These
are exciting times, watch this space and stay up to date.