Skepta wins 2016 Mercury Prize

He played this year's Electric Picnic Festival in Stradbally

Skepta wins 2016 Mercury Prize

Skepta | Image via @MercuryPrize on Twitter

The 2016 Mercury Prize has been awarded to Skepta.

Born Joseph Junior Adenuga, he is an MC, songwriter and record producer from Tottenham in London.

His fourth studio album 'Konnichiwa' was released in May.

It features the singles 'Shutdown', 'Man', 'Ladies Hit Squad' and 'Numbers'.

The Mercury Prize jury say: "Skepta brilliantly demonstrates the energising impact of British grime while retaining his unique defiant edge – completely engaging".

He most recently played this year's Electric Picnic Festival in Stradbally.

Skepta was presented with the prize at a ceremony in London.