20 Questions: Guvna B
The rap artist Guvna B gives 20 answers
What is your favourite time of year?
I love the spring. It reminds me that seasons change and I think that’s symbolic. You look at the trees in spring and the branches are bare but you know that pretty soon you’re going to see some awesome summer leaves appear. In life we have to weather the storms and the tough seasons and hope for better days. They will come.
Where would you like your mortal remains to go?
I’ve never been asked that question before! Must admit, I’ve never really thought about that. I will today. Can you ask me again next time?
When did you last pray?
I last prayed about an hour ago.
Why did you last pray?
I’ve got a bad neck and it’s been that way for the last few days. I must’ve slept on it in a pretty uncomfortable way. I prayed for God to make it better.
Who was your first pet?
My younger brother, Joel. Great pet. Does the dishes, hoovers and makes you a drink when you ask nicely.
Pick three words to describe your faith.
Empowering, firm and humbling.
What is your favourite hymn?
It’s got to be “Nothing but the Blood”. I love it so much I recorded a modern rap version.
Do you dance?
I do indeed. Do I dance well? Probably not.
Does God have a sense of humour?
Definitely. I grew up on a council estate and hardly left east London and I wanted to be a footballer or a businessman. I now travel the world rapping. God is pretty funny.
Where is a “thin place” for you?
A sandbank in the middle of the Indian Ocean. That’s me [pictured left]!
Are things getting better or worse?
Romans 8:28. If you love God, even when they’re getting worse, they’re getting better.
What makes you laugh?
Chelsea football club.
What makes you cry?
What is your proudest achievement?
Being the first rapper in history to top the official Christian and gospel charts. It was great to see rap be accepted as a part of Christian music.
Which Old Testament character would you most like to meet?
Isaac. We have the same name.
What is your karaoke choice?
Spice Girls. “Wannabe”. (Don’t judge me.)
What is in your pockets?
50p. This is pretty embarrassing.
Who was your childhood hero?
Will Smith in the Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
What is your favourite bit of the Bible?
The whole of James.
What is your least favourite bit of the Bible?
What is the best thing in the zoo?
Chimpanzees and monkeys.
What is your favourite phrase from another language?
What would be your one question to God?
How do you walk like God in the times we’re living in?
Guvna B is a rap artist. He won Best Gospel Act at the Mobo Awards in 2010 and at the Urban Music Awards in 2009 and 2013
This article was published in the July/August 2016 edition of Reform.