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Bolade Banjo releases a candid series of in-studio shots of Drake


Bolade Banjo

When he’s not busy trying to perfect a London accent or readying himself courtside for another batch of GIF-ready basketball-reactions, Aubrey Drake Graham spends a lot of time sat sucking on biros in various subterranean music studios across the world.

While Drake was recording his latest record, Scorpion he was joined by one It’s Nice That’s favourite young photographers, Bolade Banjo, for a series of semi-candid snaps of an artist at work.

Here we see Drake alternating between trying to look mean and moody whilst holding a mobile phone and looking mean and moody without holding a mobile phone. While maybe not quite as sumptuous Banjo’s shoots with grime artist, Skepta, or his work on a recent Supreme campaign, for Drake fans – and there are, lest you be reminded, millions and millions and millions of them out there – the series is an intriguing sense of intimacy, which is never easy to engender in one of the biggest pop stars on the planet.