Rapper Avelino’s ‘Higher Power’ single spreads message of positivity

He’s collaborated with Stormzy, Skepta and Wretch 32 - and now Avelino is about to begin the next big chapter in his musical success story.

The rapper from Tottenham who started off making mixtapes at home is about to release his debut album.

And he’s given us a taste of what’s to come with his new single ‘Higher Power’.

There’s a strong message in his music. “From the gutter to glory... there’s always a way to put a positive spin on everything...”, says Avelino.

He spoke to ITV News about the power of music, his love of football and inspiring the next generation.

Music, the early days, the mix tapes, it all came from being in the community, it was my way of having voice. I wasn't one to talk to a counsellor or talk to parents. Music was my form of communication.