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BITEZ

Princess Arinola Adegbite known professionally as BITEZ is a British Jamaican-born Nigerian Trip Hop Singer-Songwriter from Manchester. The songstress fuses rap, Avant pop, soulful vocals, and witty spoken word into her Afro-futuristic tracks. She draws inspiration from Nina Simone, FKA Twigs, No Name, Bjork, and Mazzy Star. Bitez is also a multi-award-winning poet, filmmaker, and BBC Words First artist. In 2022 Marco Sebastiano Alessi praised her as an “inventive polymath”. She was awarded Manchester Young Creative of The Year by the Culture Awards for her artistic contributions to the city. She has been commissioned by Selfridges, BBC, Home Theatre, University of Cambridge, Ripples of Hope Festival, and British Triathlon amongst others.Her live music debut began with Bitez performing with the legendary Dele Sosimi and His Afrobeat Orchestra for Manchester International Festival in July 2021. Since then, she has performed music at Sounds from the Other City, Band on The Wall, Soup Manchester, Blues Kitchen, and Contact Theatre. She is a MIF Sounds and Youth Music Next Generation Artist. Bitez is featured on the All-Things Equal Manifesto - an Immersive audio-visual piece with Lorraine James and Urban Projections commissioned by Brighter Sound to champion gender equality in music. She is a self-described ‘revolutionary in renaissance’. Bitez’s combines electronic and organic music to explore the relationship between nature and technology and uses creative expression for spiritual healing and social activism. In her ambitious debut EP Vintage Destiny Bitez’s bites back at patriarchy, algorithms, and the status quo through a poetic exploration of human connection in the digital age. 

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