15 Things You Should Know About Sakima

In Billboard's video series "You Should Know," artists run down some fun facts about themselves. We recently had London-based rising pop singer Sakima sit down to share some fun facts with fans, in light of his recently released his Ricky EP on Oct. 13.

Known for tackling queer subjects in his music, Sakima tells Billboard everything from his first job to his favorite album. Here's 15 things you may or might know about the "Ur Bdy" singer.

Who: Sakima

From: North England.

If my life was a book the title would be: The Queer Bank.

Last movie I saw: mother!

First job: barista.

The skill I wish I could master is: calligraphy.

Dream job: dancer or actor.

What motivates my artistry: the lack of representation of queer people in popular music.

Guilty pleasure: too many.

If a genie granted me a wish, I would wish for: a lifetime supply of coffee and cigarettes.

One place I would love to visit: Barcelona.

Favorite social media platoform: Instagram.

Favorite album: Bird Gerl by Antony and the Johnsons.

First song I ever wrote: "Five Song Guy."

People should listen to my music if: they want pop songs with queer narratives -- or if they just like music.


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