Poverty is sexist, and we won’t end it unless world leaders act now to help girls and women reach their full potential. No matter how you cut it – socially, economically, legally – girls and women in the poorest countries get a raw deal.

Women empowerment has become an everyday topic in the 21st century. Books on feminism have been released such as ‘We Are All Feminist’ by Chimamanda Adichie and the many NGOS have taken it up as an important issue to deal with. Now nine strong African ladies have come together through ONE  to encourage women to join forces and uplift the community out of poverty through an anthem : Strong Girl.

The song, Strong Girl, features Waje (Nigeria), Victoria Kimani (Kenya), Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania), Arielle T (Gabon), Gabriela (Mozambique), Yemi Alade (Nigeria), Selmor Mtukudzi (Zimbabwe), Judith Sephuma (South Africa), new talent Blessing Nwafor (South Africa).

I know the artists I’ve mentioned just made you want to stop reading this and scroll to the bottom for the video immediately. Well, it’s not a wowing video with a story line but the song is quite something. It’s a great union of powerful vocals and it passes the message in the best musical ways. All high keys are well maneuvered and the rap part was actually pretty smooth.

The mixing of languages also made it a very universal anthem as it’s appealing to audiences all over Africa. Every artist brought their authenticity to the studio through their language and accents. It a very empowering piece. Everybody go on and watch these beautiful souls at work.
Here is the video;

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