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  • Born

    22 November 1983 (age 34)

is a fast-rising lyricist, singer and songwriter. Born and bred in London but currently residing in Cardiff, he is a honest artist who is not afraid to diversify with his musical persona giving life to his hard hitting hip-hop inspired music.

Media appearance:
Dretonio featured on the Homegrown Show on BBC 1xtra,, Newport City FM, Switch106radio as well as a constant feature on Radio Cardiff 98.7FM’s playlist, B Somebody TV, HypeOn TV, NIJI Magazine, M.I.L.E., J Lounge, Chemical Magazine, Kick Start Magazine, Rep Dat among others…

Live performance:
Dretonio has opened and shared stage with the likes of Tinie Tempah, Example, Katy B, Lemar, Wretch 32, Donaeo, DJ Whoo Kid, Scorcher, Maxwell D, US R&B group Next, Young Lloyd, Bobby V., Shola Ama, Mclean, Tribal Magz, Gracious K just to name a few.

'Best Male' BEFFTA Awards 2011. Exposure Music Awards 2011. ''Best Local Artist'' at the Radio Cardiff Music Awards 2009. Nominated as a Top Ten Finalist to win the St Heiler's Urban music crown 2010 with 'Swagger on point' and 2011 with 'Lose Control'

Dretonio has released 4 mixtapes to date (available for free download) and his highly anticipated EP ‘‘THE DIFFERENCE’’ is now available on and all major digital music outlet and

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