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Obaro Ejimiwe (18 January 1983) is a British vocalist and musician better known by his stage name Ghostpoet. His first album, Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam, was shortlisted for the 2011 Mercury Prize. He released his most recent album, Shedding Skin, in 2015, and it was also nominated for the Mercury Music Prize.
In June 2010, Ghostpoet released his first EP The Sound of Strangers on Brownswood Recordings and was later featured in The Guardian's "New Band of the Day".
Ghostpoet's first single "Cash & Carry Me Home" was released on 24 January 2011, followed by the debut album on 7 February 2011, Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam. His single "Survive It" was launched in Rough Trade East Record store, on London's Brick Lane on 9 May 2011.
In 2011, he supported Metronomy and Jamie Woon in their tours and performed at Glastonbury, Sónar, Latitude, Secret Garden Party and Bestival among others.
Ghostpoet was among the nominees for the 2011 Mercury Prize. The winner of the prize, PJ Harvey, was announced on 6 September 2011.
Ghostpoet's second album Some Say I So I Say Light was released on 6 May 2013. The album was preceded by the single "MSI musmiD", made available as a free download from SoundCloud in late February. Ghostpoet premiered "Meltdown", the first single taken from his second album, on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show on 20 March 2013.
His third album, "Shedding Skin" was released on March 2nd 2015. The album featured guest appearances by Nadine Shah, Etta Bond, Mélanie De Biasio, Lucy Rose and Paul Smith. The album was shortlisted for the 2015 Mercury Prize.