Big Narstie

How to Be Narstie
  • How to Be Narstie

  • This book is for da real Gs and ladies.

    Thing is, I could tell you I’m a grime pioneer, a successful media mogul and one of Britain’s most recognised personalities, but like I always say — men lie, women lie, numbers don’t.

    So here’s some numbers. 3: that’s how many days man lasted at a posh all-boys’ school before getting kicked out. 25: my schoolteacher told me I’d be dead or in prison by that age (cheers cuz). 6: the number of awards I’ve got for my music and TV work so far. 15,000: the crowd size I was performing to ninety minutes after leaving my dad’s funeral. 144%: that’s how much The Big Narstie Show increased Channel 4’s black audience.

    Then there’s 34. That’s the age, now, where I’m gonna tell you some of my story and show you how you can change yours. I won’t tell you how to live your life. Although, well, I might a little bit: how to survive school and college, how to get a job, how to deal with family, friends, love and PAIN. How to live your own life, not someone else’s. How to be Narstie.

Hailing from Brixton, South London, Big Narstie is a grime artist, TV presenter and internet personality. He is the host of his own Channel 4 show, The Big Narstie Show, which was nominated for a BAFTA, a National Television Award and also won the RTS award for Best Entertainment Performance in 2019. He is one of the grime scene’s greatest talents, with over 60 million streams, a top-10 single, he has been awarded Best Grime Act at the Urban Music Awards five times. He has millions of YouTube views for his content, has appeared on various national TV panel shows, has read the weather on Good Morning Britain and debated Shakespeare at the Oxford Union.

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