Ian Greenidge, better known by his stage name Donae'o (/ˈdn./ DOH-nay-oh; meaning Gift from God), is a British singer and rapper from North-West London.[1] He has worked with numerous British musicians throughout his career including Giggs, Lethal Bizzle, Dizzee Rascal, JME and Calvin Harris.

Birth nameIan Greenidge
GenresUK funky, grime, R&B
Occupation(s)Rapper, singer
Years active1999–present
LabelsMy-ish Music, Island, Movin Anti


The single "I'm Fly", released by Donae'o in 2009, reached No. 129 on the UK Singles Chart.[2] His studio album Party Hard was released the same year.[3]

In 2016, Donae'o produced and featured on Giggs' single "Lock Doh". It peaked at number 52 on the UK Singles Chart, number 5 on the UK Independent Chart and number 12 on the UK R&B Chart, becoming Giggs' highest charting single.[4] In April 2017, the single was certified Gold by BPI Music with 400,000 sales.

In 2017, Donae'o released his mixtape, Sixteen, which featured cuts with Fredo, Young T & Bugsey, Ghetts, Wretch 32 and the late Cadet.[5]

In 2019, Donae'o launching his record label Movin Anti, a joint-venture with Island Records.[6]


Studio albumsEdit

Year Album details
2009 Party Hard
  • Released: June 2009
  • Label: My-ish Music
2011 Indigo Child
  • Released: June 2011
  • Label: Zephron Entertainment[7]


As lead artistEdit

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album


"Falling" 1999 Non-album singles
"Don't Do It" 2003
"My Philosophy (Bounce)"
"Mic da Mic" 2004
"United" 2005
(with Wiley)
"Next Customer" / "London Boy" 2007
"When Your Alone" / "Devil in a Blue Dress" 2008 Party Hard
"I" / "African Warrior"
"Watching Her Move" / "Party Hard" 2009
"I'm Fly" 129 21 12 Non-album singles
"Check My Swagga Out" 2011
"Mami No Like" 2016
(featuring Belly)
2018 TBA
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other releases/songsEdit

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
2007 "Step Back" (Rekless feat. Donae'o, Sharkey P and Scandal)
2009 "Go Hard" (Lethal Bizzle feat. Donae'o)
Go Hard
2010 "Speechless" (Breakage feat. Donae'o) / "Justified" (Breakage feat. Erin)
2011 "Raver" (Shy FX feat. Donae'o)
"Out of Control" (The Mike Delinquent Project feat. Kcat and Donae'o)
2012 "Not a Saint" (Lethal Bizzle feat. Donae'o)
"You Should Know" (Jack Beats feat. Donae'o)
"Not a Saint" (Vato Gonzalez vs. Lethal Bizzle and Donae'o)
"Flying to Mars" (Foreign Beggars feat. Donae'o)
The Uprising
2013 "I'm in Love" (Sean McCabe feat. Donae'o)
2014 "Tomorrow's Another Day" (Artful feat. Donae'o)
2015 "Fallen" (The Prototypes feat. Donae'o)
City of Gold
2017 "Bridge over Troubled Water" (as part of Artists for Grenfell)
Non-album single
"Family" (Manga Saint Hilare feat. Donae'o)



  1. ^ "Donae'o | Artists | Island Records". Island Records. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Chart Log UK: Asher D – Dyverse". Tobiaz Zywietz. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  3. ^ Fenner, Shireen. "Ego Is The Enemy: Clash Meets Donae'O". Clash Magazine. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  4. ^ "GIGGS FT DONAEO | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Retrieved November 6, 2019.
  5. ^ "Donae'O Rises To 'Sixteen'". A Nation of Billions. Retrieved November 6, 2019.
  6. ^ "Idris Elba links with Donae'O and Sarkodie for new anthem "Party & Bullsh*t"". The Line of Best Fit. Retrieved November 6, 2019.
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  8. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40 − 1 October 2010 − 7 October 2010". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  9. ^ "Official Independent Singles Chart Top 50 − 1 October 2010 − 7 October 2010". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 10, 2018.