Julie Adenuga, the drive-time radio presenter for Rinse FM, has launched a petition to ask Tower Hamlets Council to erect a statue of famous UK grime artist Wiley in Bow.
The petition was launched on change.org on the evening of October 9 with a target of 1000 supporters. It has since managed to attract a staggering 866 signatures in less than 24 hours.
The petition said: “Richard Cowie (aka Wiley) has undoubtedly inspired an entire generation. A man who has put his heart and soul into what he believes in and consistently shows passion and perseverance.
“Making this happen won’t be strenuous or daunting – it will be a joyous experience for all, with the community pulling together from all over London and it’s surrounding cities.”
The petition proposes that the statue be erected at Mile End Park, on Roman Road/Grove Road.
Wiley, who has come out with hit singles such as Heatwave and Never Be Your Woman, is considered a pioneer in the UK underground music community and is known as a versatile music artist with many crossover hits.
Click here to view and sign the petition.