Solo 45 : rapper sentenced to 24 years in prison for rape and forcible confinement

The love of rap, and more specifically of grime, are in shock. The british artist ‘s Solo 45 has been sentenced to twenty-four years in prison.

The AFP reveals that Solo 45 (his real name is Andy Anokye) was sentenced this Thursday, July 30, 2020. Not less than 30 heads of prosecutions had been brought against the rapper, 33 years old, whose trial was held in Bristol. He was convicted of rape and kidnapping four women, crimes which he had filmed with his mobile phone. His heavy prison sentence with a lifetime registration in the database of sex offenders.

The case had started in 2017, after the filing of a complaint for the rape of a young woman. After the arrest of Solo 45, investigators discovered videos on her mobile phone, showing his aggression on other women. The images of his crimes have been aired during the trial. The people present have in particular seen one of its victims, in tears, shouting “I hate you”.

The rapper was subjected to torture sessions, with re-enactments of drowning and interrogations. To defend himself, he said that it was of games of roles that have been granted and a game titled “catch me, violates me”. Solo 45 has also said that he warned his partners that it “terroriserait”. Obviously, his victims did not find the game very fun…

The rapper was part of Boy Better Know, a collective of artists grime including Skepta and that Drake was near.

Solo 45 was promised to a great career. It had to be signed within the label Island Records and collaborated with Stormzy, another great figure of rap british.