London’s New Emperor – Octavian covers Notion 81

For four years Octavian was one of the thousands of ‘hidden homeless’ who live on the streets, floors and sofas of this city. Now he’s all anyone can talk about.

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Octavian‘s ascent has been rapid and unrivalled. Hailed as the new emperor of Britain’s rap scene he’s gone from sleeping on the streets of London to walking runways for Louis Vuitton seemingly in no time at all. However what happened in between is just as remarkable as the unique take on British rap with which the MC has made his name. For Notion 81 we meet Octavian in his first cover story – shot by fellow London icon Bafic – to find out what it takes to claim the throne.

Octavian wears Fendi.

Words Joe Zadeh
Photography Bafic
Fashion Kusi Kubi
Grooming Lucy Thomas
Photography assistant Francis Plummer
Set assistants Ade Awoyejo, Adnan Abdullahi, Aweis Saeed, Lorenzo Garrido
Fashion assistant Ania Egan

Notion 81 is available for pre-order now.

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