the artist 'Kaniva' posing in front of a green background.




From the gritty streets of London's underground rap scene to the dazzling lights of the national stage, Kaniva's story is a raw and unfiltered saga of triumph, tragedy, and transformation. This is more than music; it's the voice of a survivor and a beacon for those fighting to make their dreams come true against all odds.    

Kaniva's music reflects his life, raw and unabated. Opening for OG Maco on his world tour, headlining iLuvlive, opening for Little Simz at Camden Roundhouse Rising Festival – these are not just milestones, but testaments to his relentless hustle. Championed as one to watch by the legendary DJ Semtex and hailed as "pure rap heat" by Complex, Kaniva's skill shines through his pain. After releasing the finale of his “Mummy Says” trilogy, the power of his lyrics, coupled with his undeniable talent, ensured him a spot in MOBO's prestigious UnSung Class Of 2023 and saw him make the cover of leading Spotify UK editorial ‘Conscious’ rap playlist. 


'Kaniva' performing during a concert.
'Kaniva' posing in front of an orange background.