Review: Unpopular Culture by Guvna B

Unpopular CultureTitle: Unpopular Culture

Author: Guvna B

Pages: 144 Pages

Publisher: SPCK

The Blurb

Money is the key to happiness.

Work hard, play hard.

Look out for number one.

Popular culture is full of phrases like these, telling us the best way to live, the right things to buy, the right body shape to have, the right people to hang out with. These messages are everywhere we look, 24 hours a day.

But what if there was another way to live?

What if we chose to live differently: to stand against injustice, to live life for more than just ourselves, to dare to be unpopular?

Guvna B is rebelling against the status quo, and he’s calling you to join him.

It’s time to flip the script, to demonstrate another way to live, to find freedom in going against the grain.

It’s time for unpopular culture to take the stage. 

The Review

You know what? I’m not one to toot my own trumpet but one the things about me that I really like is that I bang to the beat of my own drum and I do it with gay abandon. That is what I really like about Guvna B.

In his memoir, Unpopular Culture, Guvna B extols his beliefs and celebrates how they have got him to be the successful person that he is today. He knows that his faith is at odds with how people who perform his genre of music tend to be perceived yet he sticks to his guns and he is himself. No questions asked.

Unpopular Culture is almost a guide on how to make the right decisions in life. Guvna B talks straight. He doesn’t patronise the reader and he uses real life examples which makes him seem more human, more tangible. He knows that he isn’t perfect but knows that he doesn’t have to be. He just has to keep trying.

I’m not going to lie and pretend I knew who Guvna B was before I read this book. Grime isn’t my genre of music but I am really glad that I read Unpopular Culture and had the chance to learn about this extraordinary person and his unwavering faith.

Unpopular Culture by Guvna B is available now.

For more information regarding Guvna B (@GuvnaB) please visit

3 Stars

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