Rita Ekwere (born 2 August 1993),[1] better known under her stage name of Ray BLK, is a British singer and songwriter who was born in Nigeria, and grew up in Catford in London. She won the BBC's Sound of 2017, and was the first unsigned artist to do so. On 28 October 2016, she released her debut mini-album, Durt.



Doing Me
Doing Me is a song by musical artist RAY BLK, released on June 8, 2017.
Patience is a song by musical artist RAY BLK, released on January 6, 2017.
Chill Out
Chill Out is a song by musical artist RAY BLK, released on September 29, 2016.
Talk to Me
Talk to Me is a song by musical artist RAY BLK, released on January 1, 2015.

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Ray Blk: 'We can chase our dreams'. Women In Music Awards winners' speeches #1
  –  November 14, 2017
The Music Week Women In Music Awards are over for another year. To celebrate the star-studded ceremony, we present the winners’ speeches in full. First up is New Artist award winner Ray Blk. See Blk’s speech in full below. “Thank you so much Kanya ...
Ray BLK’s album of ‘female empowerment’ is coming in 2018
  –  November 14, 2017
Ray BLK has revealed that her hotly-anticipated debut album is edging ever closer – with a record of ‘female empowerment’ due for release next year. After working with the likes of Stormzy and Wretch 32 before being crowned as the winner of the BBC ...
MTV EMAs: What we learned on the red carpet
  –  November 13, 2017
There's already some that I'm really excited about." With the BBC preparing to announce the longlist for the prestigious Sound of 2018, Ray BLK reflected on what topping this year's did for her career. "I'd say it's definitely helped me with more exposure ...
RECAP: Soultronik Came Out on Top at American Producers League Competition
  –  November 13, 2017
A.P.L.’s DJ Ray Blk said, “After four nail biting rounds only one producer survived the American Producers League.” Sponsors of the event included, AllHipHop.com, Heart Clothing, Soundhouse, Keller Williams Tribeca , and Cubano’s Cheesecake.
MTV Europe Music Awards: Chloe Ferry, Demi Lovato and Camila Cabello suffer fashion disasters at the MTV EMAs
  –  November 12, 2017
actor/singer Jared Leto wore a multi-coloured suit and rapper Stefflon Don flunked in a bizarre red outfit with a very large coat. Others who suffered a fashion fail included Tallia Storm, Zara Larsson, Jedward, Noa Kirel, and Ray BLK.
Get pierced in Singapore: ear piercings and body jewellery guide
  –  November 9, 2017
Has a thing for documentaries, cats and pop culture chats. When not busy reppin' SG in the UK (and vice versa), you’ll find her eating a bowl of chicken ban mian, listening to Ray BLK, and watching Rick and Morty - all at the same time.
Gregory Porter wins MOBO Outstanding Contribution to Music Award
  –  November 8, 2017
As well as claiming a stake in this highly-coveted category, both Nao and Ray BLK are also nominated for Best Female Act. This is comeback king Craig David’s third nomination in this category – he won Best R&B Act in 2000. This year’s Best Jazz Act ...
A London Travel Guide | Keys to the City Episode 1 | Craig David, Lethal Bizzle, RAY BLK
  –  November 2, 2017
Ever thought of visiting London? Complex AU’s Jade Zoe hit the UK’s creative capital to show you all the best sights, sounds and scenes for our new series Keys to the City. In the first episode of this travel guide to England’s most bustling city, we ...
Willard Ahdritz: ‘We are building a company for the future of the music business’
  –  November 1, 2017
Other users of AWAL include Ray BLK – who won the highly influential BBC Sound Of… poll early in 2017 – as well as fast-growing new artists such as Tom Misch and Vérité. These four artists alone have attracted close to 500m Spotify streams so far ...
The Progress 1000: London's most influential people 2017 - Performers: Music
  –  October 19, 2017
It’s a reliable barometer for next big things, though this Catford soul singer is in no rush. Like Stormzy, with whom she duets on her song My Hood, Ray BLK’s got this far without signing a record deal. She appeared on the recent Tinie Tempah and ...

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