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Name Karl Nova

About Karl Nova

Karl Nova is a Hip Hop artist, author and poet. He is the winner of CLiPPA 2018 for Rhythm and Poetry, his first published collection. Born and raised in London as well as Lagos, Karl is a social commentator, creative writing workshop facilitator, broadcaster and cultural critic who creates platforms for other artists as he seeks to uplift, inform and inspire through this artistic expression. Apart from being a wordsmith and energetic live performer, Karl Nova is an avid beatmaker and he released a compilation of electronic music that he created on his phone called “Made ‘Em On My Phone”.


Listen to his music on Spotify here.

See videos of his spoken word and hip hop performances on Youtube here.


Karl also delivers teacher CPD sessions with Pop Up, focused on helping young people to find their voice, and using hip hop and slam spoken word poetry as a way into lyrical language and poetic expression. Read more here.


Karl Nova Books

Above books by the author are those featured in Pop Up Education Programmes