By Maria Vallahis
When you beat rappers like 50 Cent and The Game to a MOBO, as Sway did in 2005, it's obvious you're destined for big things. His latest big thing, new single Level Up, is set to hit the charts this Sunday, which we thought was a perfect excuse for a chat about chicken and a bit of drawing.
1. HE BLOODY LOVES THE THEATRE
"I really enjoy musicals at the theatre. I’m a massive theatre fan. I’ve seen everything from Fela Kuti to Lion King to Avenue Q. I've seen most things. If it’s popping off, I’m guaranteed to go. Wicked is one of the best ones. If I like them, I see them twice."
2. HE’S A HOARDER
"I collect all of the stickers and badges from the gigs. I want to make a jacket from all my Access All Areas stickers and badges. I’ve got more than enough to make a rack of coats, maybe do different colours. Since 2005 I've been collecting them. I've collected stickers and badges from concerts and shows, like Jay-Z and the Dizzee Rascal tour."
3. HE PREFERS F1 TO FOOTBALL
"I’m not a massive football fan. I do support Arsenal, Ghana and England. I love the Ghanaian team because a lot of them are my friends. I’m big on F1, I’m a Hamilton man. Last year he tweeted about Still Speeding and it made my month. For him to listen to my music, it was crazy. I love sport; last year I became an ambassador for a charity called Sporting Youth."
4. HE LIKES SIMPLE GRUB
"I’m a chicken man and I enjoy lasagna. The weirdest thing I’ve tried is snail. I didn’t really appreciate it on my plate. It tastes like rubber - rubber and garlic, basically. I like creamy garlic sauces on my chicken. I like grilled chicken on its own, marinated in a good sauce."
5. HE FANCIES MEAGAN GOODE
"I like Meagan Goode. I think she’s really hot."
6. HE’S SAVING UP FOR A DREAM CAR
"My favourite car is the Audi R8. I don’t like the Spyder - it’s too small; I couldn’t fit in it. I can’t afford an R8 yet but I will get it very soon. I’d get it in white - it’s elite."
7. HE’S A BIT WEIRD AT DRAWING
Level Up is out now