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Vivian Fernandez aka Divine who became an inspiration to Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy is a young rising star and has won our heart with his Rap about real life. Not only in India, but Divine also has a fan following in abroad too. Following his heart and with his hard work, his success story is magnificent. Jungli Sher became the first single by an Indian artiste to be released worldwide by Apple Music.
His songs are inspired from the streets of Mumbai and range from satirical, autobiographical confessionals to rage anthem for an entire generation.
Today, we are going to talk about his life’s journey which left the youth gushing about him…
1. Divine is an inhabitant of JB Nagar in Andheri East. He had an oppressive dad who deserted them because of which his mom moved to the Inlet to take care of the family. He and his senior sibling have been raised by their grandma.
2. He completed his studies from St. John Evangelist High School, Marol and RD National College. Amid his developmental years as a trying craftsman, he used to play ‘fillers’ amid school appears.
3. Divine got snared to the music made by Eminem and 50 Penny when a companion once gave him a Disc. Roused, he would work over sections for a considerable length of time after school.
4. His stage name is roused by the harmony he felt when he visits Church in Marol with his grandma. The Indian Express once cited him, “when I started to rap, I called myself DIVINE. No other name rung a bell”.
5. He began as an underground rapper in 2011 and was a piece of a hip-jump team called Mumbai’s Finest. He ended up making a YouTube video ‘Yeh Mera Bombay’, shot in the city of his chasm, in 2013. The video broke new grounds and got the best video of the year grant from Rolling Stone India in 2014.
6. He got prevailing success in 2015, his fan following boosted up when he collab with another Mumbai-based rapper Naezy for a track they created together called ‘Mere Gully Mein’.
7. In 2016, Divine propelled his performance single ‘Jungli Sher’ which is a rebellious song of praise about growing up in a broken family with restricted methods. The video turned into a moment hit via web-based networking media.
8. He teamed up with DJ Nucleya in ‘Jungle Raja’ on Nucleya’s collection ‘Bass Rani’. The track ‘Jungle Raja’ won ‘Best EDM Track Of The Year’ 2015 at the GIMA Awards.
9. Divine got Sony Music India’s consideration amid the Blue Frog Celebration in 2014 and proceeded to dispatch his crushing presentation single ‘Jungli Sher’ under Sony.
10. His enormous Bollywood debut accompanied the melody ‘Paintra’ as a team with Nucleya, for the motion picture ‘Mukkabaaz’ released on 1 December 2017.
Divine is very down to earth person and still connected with his roots. He never misses a call from his mother under any circumstance. Why? Because he says, “ My mother’s love means the world to me, so I often bring it up in my music.”