"Ms Dynamite" (born April 26, 1981), born as "Niomi McLean-Daley", is a British R&B/hip-hop musician.
Ms Dynamite was born in London to a Scottish mother and Afro-Caribbean father. She grew up listening to reggae and hip-hop music. Though she wanted to become a schoolteacher or social worker, her biggest aspiration was to be a musician. She is the eldest of eleven siblings of which one is a UK Grime artist known as Akala and attended Acland Burghley School in Tufnell Park.
Whilst working at the radio station RAW FM, Ms Dynamite was discovered by Richard Forbes at a West End club. After working briefly with the garage act So Solid Crew, she released her debut album, ''A Little Deeper'' in 2002, featuring the hit songs "It Takes More" and "Dy-Na-Mi-Tee". In 2003, the album was released in the USA to critical acclaim.
In 2002, Dynamite won the prestigious Mercury Music Prize, a music award given to groundbreaking British and Irish acts, for her debut album ''A Little Deeper''. She donated the £20,000 prize to the NSPCC.
Her first public performance was at the closing ceremony of the 2002 Commonwealth Games at the City of Manchester Stadium. On July 2, ...
|Born||April 26, 1981|
|Origin||London, United Kingdom|
|Years active||2001 - present|