Divine at Pillai’s Alegria 2018
– Akash Vetal
India has been home to a number of underground talents since long. Be it the furious dance forms or the even more furious rappers, India has always been an abode to raw stars in this universe. One such raw star from the underground rap scene who has been encompassing everything in his way to rise to heights of stardom is VIVIAN FERNANDES, better known by his stage name, DIVINE.
This GULLY BOY who started his career in 2011 with ‘YEH MERA BOMBAY’ rose to fame garnering SONY MUSIC’S attention and releasing his superhit, ‘MERI GULLY MEIN’ under their label, in collaboration with Naezy, another star rapper. What started with this rap song, led to DIVINE gaining popularity among all the masses. He was critically acclaimed by everyone for his flow and use of words.
He went on giving hits and collaborating with other stars like NUCLEYA (SCENE KYA HAI), DEEP JANDU (MITRA DA SWAG, DARU DARU) and RAJAKUMARI (CITY SLUMS). He recently forayed into Bollywood with ‘PAINTRAA’, another collab with NUCLEYA and has been headlining a number of events, including the NH7 WEEKENDER. This underground rapper has reached to such heights with his popularity that we have a movie on his life lined up, with Ranveer singh enacting him.
A perfect blend of professional level rap and spicy MUMBAI flavoured words, Divine’s lyrics are something that everyone connects to on a whole new level.
ALEGRIA 2k18, with the theme based on MUMBAI, feels blessed to have DIVINE, straight outta’ Mumbai’s Gullies performing on the 10th of February. The excitement keeps on getting bigger!