Munya Chawawa used Piers Morgan as his muse for his new single (Picture: Charlie Cumming/ ITV)
The comedian, who shot to fame over lockdown with his viral skits and songs, has released his first official single – and it’s quite something.
Chatting to Metro.co.uk, he explained why the controversial journalist was his choice of muse.
‘I think, to a character like Unknown P who is very much embedded in middle-class culture, I feel like there’s a strong affinity between the two characters,’ he pointed out.
‘Unknown P is somebody who, as a character, speaks their mind, often shows this obliviousness to other people’s feelings, or what’s right or wrong, sometimes ignores social etiquette. And I feel like a lot of the time that’s what that’s what gets Piers in trouble.
‘I think Unknown P sees a lot of himself in Piers, for sure.’
As for what he hopes from Piers’ reaction, he asserted: ‘I think a worst case scenario is a diss track back from Piers. And the best case scenario is forcing Piers to dance to some drill on Good Morning Britain.’
We’ll be needing both of those immediately, please.
Munya, 27, has seen huge amounts of success with his videos, previously revealing that John Boyega had been sliding into his DMs, requesting skits – and he’s not the comedian’s only celeb fan.
‘I got a really lovely message from Giggs,’ he recalled, adding: ‘To go from pressing play on one of his tracks to getting a congratulatory message from someone who’s a legend in the UK scene, that blows my mind.’
Munya’s popularity has skyrocketed over lockdown (Picture: Charlie Cumming)
Although he’s clearly smashing it on his own, he’s not ruling out collaborations in the future, listing off UK music legends including Giggs, Skepta, and, most of all Headie One, who he describes as a ‘pioneer’.
Meanwhile, his alter ego Unknown P, who was recently signed to Atlantic Records, will be eyeing up John Bercow, with the star laughing: ‘Now that he’s out of the House Of Commons, he’s got a bit more time for drill.’
Over lockdown, the comedian, who’s been described by Diversity’s Ashley Banjo as ‘triggering racists’ (‘I think that’s potentially one for the LinkedIn bio’) well and truly took over the internet with his skits, covering everything from coronavirus to the Black Lives Matter protests.
He’s keen to make viewers smile despite bad situations and insists nothing’s really off the cards – unless his videos stop making people happy.
‘My philosophy has always been at comedy should help us feel better about bad situations,’ he explained. ‘I don’t think I’ve run into anything that comedy couldn’t help.
‘But the day that I find that making a sketch makes people feel worse about something is the day that I will take a step back, and either leave it to the experts or just take time to reflect as all people do.
‘Sometimes you don’t have to react. Sometimes it’s just enough to reflect. My priority is to be sensitive, but also to provide some sort of alleviation.’
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