Rapper Divine is in the news these days due to his love for cricket and musical contributions to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. From playing cricket in the streets to creating an anthem for the Indian team at the World Cup, he has definitely come a very long way.
Divine, whose real name is Vivian Fernandes, is an Indian rapper from Mumbai, who became popular after the release of his single Yeh Mera Bombay and then Mere Gully Mein, which featured fellow Mumbai rapper Naezy. He is also known for his contributions to Bollywood films Mukkabaaz, Blackmail and Gully Boy (which was also based on his life). He has also worked on the promo songs of Netflix show Sacred Games.
Divine is now associated with the sports brand Puma and in collaboration with them launched a rap anthem Sock Them, in support of the Indian cricket team, featuring skipper Virat Kohli.
Ahead of his live performance in Manchester, before the India-Pakistan World Cup match on 16th June, Divine spoke warmly about Bollywood saying that there is no platform quite like it. He shared how his visibility has increased significantly since the release of Ranveer Singh-starrer Gully Boy.
"I never thought I would be doing the things I have gone on to accomplish. So every milestone, and every step of the journey so far feels like a dream. I have worked very hard for everything but to find myself around people I look up to and admire, and at an India-Pakistan match at the World Cup is unbelievable.
It has really been exciting to work with PUMA and Virat for the SockThem anthem, and performing it live for cricket fans is going to be just an amazing experience," he shared.
Divine’s focus is now on presenting his debut album in the best way possible and he is also working on a few new projects with the Gully Gang Entertainment team.