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.
Dretonio featured on the Homegrown Show on BBC 1xtra, UkFlow.tv, 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…
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' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bia3skWT0c0&feature=related 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 http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-difference/id441399468 and all major digital music outlet and www.dretoniomusic.com
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