Ade­wole AgbaraOluwakiibati Sodipe, bet­ter known pro­fes­sion­ally as Off. SA is a Brit­ish born Nigeri­an rap­per, sing­er, song­writer and pro­du­cer. He was born on March 26th of 1995 in Hack­ney, East Lon­don to Nigeri­an par­ents, speak­ing, read­ing and writ­ing Yor­uba flu­ently from as early as the age of 8. Known as a nat­ur­al poet, his love for lit­er­at­ure is evid­ent in his strong use of vocab­u­lary in his word­play. He made a state­ment in Decem­ber 2020 with the Polit­ic­al Rap track of the year ‘World We Know’ and is def­in­itely one to keep an eye on. With so much more to come from this prom­ising all round musi­cian, 2021 will be an inter­est­ing year for Off. SA as he looks set to gath­er momentum.

“Action!’ is Off. SA’s intro­duc­tion to 2021, a pre­lude to what we should expect from him this year.


 “Every­day’s time I can nev­er get back so I’m always on duty”

This song is a call to action for build­ing upon the plans squandered with last year’s dis­rup­tions — the cre­at­ive and oth­er indus­tries suf­fer­ing set­backs caused by cov­id and lock­down — whilst learn­ing to appre­ci­ate the time it gave him with things we often take for gran­ted: the gift of life, friends and fam­ily.

Off. SA men­tions the loss of his moth­er at the tender age of 10 and pays homage to his Fath­er for tak­ing good care of him and his four sib­lings at the time whilst griev­ing her loss. For him, that’s what fam­ily is all about: love, sup­port and pro­gres­sion Off. SA pro­duced the beat on an iPad, then reached out to an up and com­ing video­graph­er for the music video shoot.

“I lost my mum at the age of 10, I found out the cause of death was sepsis after check­ing her death cer­ti­fic­ate in 2020. It’s strange that I had­n’t thought to look before­hand, I was 10 when she passed on and at that time so many things were hap­pen­ing and she had been so ill I just put it down to that. My Dad and I did­n’t always have the best rela­tion­ship in my teen­age years, but things are dif­fer­ent now, we may dis­agree on cer­tain things but we respect one anoth­er. I appre­ci­ate him even more so now as a fath­er myself know­ing he took on the mantle and raised 5 kids whilst still griev­ing the tra­gic loss of his wife. They were hap­pily mar­ried, he had always had her there and sud­denly he was on his own with 5 chil­dren, two of which were teen­age girls, me a pre teen lad with anger issues and two young­er ones. Look­ing back on it I have a huge amount of respect and love for him now, I’m sure that without him and his strength I would­n’t be the man I am today so big up my Fath­er on uphold­ing that title in prin­ciple and not just in name.”

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.