Grime artist has sentence increased to 30 years for rape and imprisonment


A grime artist who was serving 24 years in jail for imprisoning and repeatedly raping four women has had his sentence increased by six years.

Solo 45, whose real name is Andy Anokye, was found guilty of 21 rapes, five counts of false imprisonment, two counts of assault by penetration and two of actual bodily harm at Bristol Crown Court last July.

However, following a review of his sentence, the Court of Appeal have now ruled that he will spend 30 years in jail for the 30 charges which took place over a two-year period.

The 33-year-old had claimed it was consensual role play, or a game he played called "catch me, rape me".

Anokye was part of grime collective Boy Better Know and had collaborated with the likes of Stormzy and Wiley.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here