Capital Xtra: Yinka

— 9 Aug 2017, 21:42

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There are just a couple of days to go until Capital XTRA descend on Boxpark Croydon for Brunch n Beats. Your weekday evenings wouldn't be the same without Yinka Bokinni smashing out the biggest and freshest tunes, along with a generous helping of some all-time classics. We caught up with Yinka to get the lowdown on the main event and find out what she's listening to at the moment.

Hey Yinka! For those who don't know, tell us who you are and what you do.

I'm Yinka - Yinkdaddy is the nickname I'm trying to get to take off; I am a DJ and a radio and telly presenter and I do the evening show on Capital XTRA, yay!

How did you come to be a presenter with Capital XTRA?

This is my first professional gig. Before coming to Capital XTRA I was at Rinse FM which is where I learnt how to mix and present in general. I sent my tape into Capital XTRA in the hope that someone would hear it and here I am! 

Who is the most interesting person you've ever worked with?

Tim Westwood! Do you know how sick it is to even be in the same building as this legend, let alone actually play events with him! I regularly have to pinch myself...but don't tell him that.

If you could interview or collaborate with anyone in music today, who would it be?

RIHANNA! This will always be my answer to this question! I think every presenter has that ultimate interview, you know the one that you would do anything for? Mine is definitely Bad Gal RiRi. I think we would end up as mates to be fair.

Which track should everyone be listening to right now?

Bryson Tiller - Run Me Dry

Are you excited to bring the Brunch ‘n’ Beats show to Boxpark Croydon?

I'm so excited - my two loves in life are music and food so being able to do both at this event is just brilliant and of course being able to meet some of the Capital XTRA listeners will be sick too.

Will you be trying, or have you already tried, the amazing food available at Boxpark?

This will be my first time at Boxpark Croydon and I've set myself a challenge of trying absolutely EVERYTHING, ha-ha! I don't think you understand just how much I'm looking forward to stuffing my face with all that food.

Finally, what was the last song you listened to?

French Montana feat. Swae Lee - Unforgettable. It's such a tune!


Yinka presents the evening show on Capital XTRA, Monday – Thursday 7-10pm and Saturdays 1-4pm.

Brunch n Beats, in association with EE Pay as You Go, will feature the biggest tunes in Hip Hop, R&B, Grime and more, all brought to you by the hosts and DJs at Capital Xtra. Tickets are still available and, for those of you who won't be able to join us, there'll be a live feed of Tim Westwood's set from 7pm.

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