Darkoo is a Nigerian-born British rapper and singer. She moved to the UK at the age of 7 and being raised in South London.
Darkoo began releasing music at the age of 15, starting out as a drill rapper before beginning to incorporate singing into her music. In late 2019 she released the single “Gangsta”, featuring British rapper One Acen. The song came to prominence on TikTok and entered the Official Singles Chart at number 34 in November 2019, eventually reaching a peak of 22 in January 2020. She followed up this success in March 2020 with the single “Juicy” featuring Hardy Caprio, which peaked at 62 on the Official Singles Chart.
At the 2020 MOBO Awards, Darkoo was nominated for Best Female Act and Best Newcomer, whilst “Gangsta” was nominated for Song of the Year.