Simbiatu “Simbi” Abisola Abiola Ajikawo says it herself when she puts on her superheroine mask and goes by the name of Little Simz: “I’m Jay-Z on a bad day, Shakespeare on my worst days”. And on that pernicious Venom that pollutes GREY Area from the very core, she concludes that some people will never acknowledge her as the best just because she’s got ovaries. Those who have recognised her worth get a mention: Jay-Z, Mr Lamar and the woman who knows all about being a woman, black and furious, Lauryn Hill. And let’s not forget the Mercury Prize judges who nominated her for her third LP. Not bad, huh?