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Origin:
London, U.K.
Decades:
2002-present

Ian Greenidge better known by his stage name Donae'o (/ˈdoʊneɪ.oʊ/ doh-nay-oh) meaning Gift From God is an English singer and rapper of Ghanaian and Guyanese decent from north-west London. He is well-known for his single, "Party Hard". Before he was born his mother performed and toured the country as a singer, and as a youngster it was common place for him to hear his mum singing in the house.

By the time he was in his mid teens he had already attracted a management team, and released a single Falling. During his teens Donae’o put out a few singles, most notably Falling and Bounce. Both made an impact on the underground, with Bounce winning an award for Best Live P.A. at the People’s Choice Awards in 2003.

In November 2007, Donae'o started to promote 'Devil in a Blue Dress', and released it on a white label the following February. The song's success earned him a coveted spot at the 2008 Glastonbury Festival. His follow-up single African Warrior certified Donae'o as an up-and-coming name in UK music.

Donae'o decided to have a record company on board, bourgeoning brand building entertainment company ‘My Ish’. In 2009, Donae'o released the album, Party Hard, and featured in Lethal Bizzle's single, Go hard, from the album of the same name.