Zambia-born and Australia-based rapper Sampa The Great, demonstrates the global power of Black Girl Magic with her similarly named song and its accompanying music video.
“I’ve been Black since ‘93. But I understand that it’s not just about me. Understand that there’s a spirit underneath this skin. Understand that there’s a soul that lives within. Soul, glow, from dusk ‘til dawn, from the beginning where we all come from. So, somebody tell me why we can’t get along. I wrote this psychosis for sisters like me, with skin as dark as the night that shines so effortlessly. I wrote this for my sister, who looks in the mirror and calls out to beauty, who can no longer see her. “
Sampa the Great stated that she wrote the song for her younger sister, Mwanje, who also appears in the video. “I often wondered what Mwanje saw when she looked back at herself in the mirror,” she explained. “We’re surrounded by beauty standards that we cannot fulfill as they’re not made with us in mind. In this video I wanted to depict something beautiful, strong, and royal—all that she embodies.”
I MAY NOT LOVE THEIR MUSIC BUT LOVE THE GIRLS’NATURAL STATE. I LOVE THE GIRLS NATURAL COMPLEXION AND AFROS. KEEP IT UP GIRLS. YOU REALLY LOOKED BEAUTIFUL.
What a song!! Keep that flag of mother Zambia flying even higher mama we love you!!!!!!!!!!!!
We need more engineers though, enough of these entertainers and sports people
To steal money through bad quality road construction works?
WHY ARE YOU NOT AN ENGINEER YOURSELF? JUST ASKING.
We need everyone original!
Man does not live by bread alone, bro!
Sampa The Great! I just love her name
I love dark skinned women
I like the nature look and the dark complexion girls, I am so tired of the fake Brazilian hair and the Mark powder’s. Zambian girls this one is for you stay nature and stay away from KFC and the pizza’s..it’s so disappointing how everyone is becoming round these days. Enjoy life.
M’kwasu nkhala mwauliri,meaning, my dear be the way you are,black is beautiful. Keep it up.
For me, the rap doesn’t work so well. The singing more so – solid RnB style. But the video is great, and the spoken word interlude was very effective, as was the message. All in all, a song many will relate to, I feel. Well done all involved!
Incredible, great stuff Sampa tha great. We need more original talent like this . It teaches us that we can move at the same pace as the rest of the world at times (and not just stuck in the long and forgotten past). You have our support, we need more upstanding young women like this!
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