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Afrikan Boy Wrote the Undisputed Anthem for '£2 Chicken and Chips'

Afrikan Boy pens an anthem for London's go-to after school meal "£2 Chicken and Chips"

After school meals are underrated.


Remember all the joy, good times, and (for many) havoc you and your friends caused at a fast food spots near your school?

Afrikan Boy's got the soundtrack to those times—with a slight London twist.

"£2 Chicken N Chips has long been a cultural favourite amongst teenagers and children from all races living in inner city London," Afrikan Boy explains to Okayafrica via e-mail.

"I first fell in love with £2 Chicken n Chips when I started secondary school, I had to save up for the whole week because I only received 0.30p a day to spend on what I liked from my mum. Chicken n chips to me meant ultimate freedom of choice lol."

The next time you get a chicken box use #2PCC "Nothing Tastes Better Than This" ?

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It's not all about the food though, the Nigerian-British rapper mentions, these spots also shape kids' characters by serving as defacto community centers.

"I made this track because chicken shops played a part in developing my cultural identity. If you look in any inner city town centre after school on a weekday, they will be surely packed with school kids hustling for that 2 piece chicken n chips meal."

"I wanted the video to have a real sense of my local community in it so I set the location of the music video in the most on demand chicken shop in Woolwich 'Super 1 Fried Chicken'," adds Afrikan Boy. "Abdi the manager also runs a Saturday football training and mentoring initiative for the local teenagers in the area. This shop is more than just a place to buy chicken and chips but it acts as a community centre for school kids to also feel safe. I posted a message on my instagram saying free chicken and chips and supermalt bottles 3pm in Woolwich!"

"On the day of the video shoot over 100 school kids turned up in excitement, I brought over 100 two piece chicken and chips boxes with drinks and handed them out freely for those who partook in the shoot. It was truly a celebration of our beloved Chicken n Chips!"

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