So when I started writing today, I was planning on giving you a list of my favourite songs to spice up your playlist for your next cookout, rooftop party or really any other festivities where you would like to get people to dance.
However, when I started writing about the first song, I realized that there’s a deeper message that I am supposed to share with you today. And let’s be real, I wouldn’t be me if I would only give you a bunch of catchy dance tunes without at least including one that has a deeper message to it.
So the song I want to share with you is “Maayaa” by Juls, Tiggs Da Author & Santi. This latest work of one of my favourite, favourite, favourite producers Juls (British-Ghanaian producer & DJ who’s responsible for some amazing tracks by Burna Boy, Show Dem Camp, Mr Eazi, Maleek Berry, Eugy) is dedicated to the amazing, beautiful and inspiring poet, storyteller, activist, and autobiographer Maya Angelou. According to him, the song is “dedicated to every bold black woman who is never embarrassed or ashamed to boast about their success and achievements, confident in their own skin and never scared to speak their mind”.
And so I want to take this opportunity to share one of my favourite poems by Maya Angelou here with you to underline this powerful message, which is so, so essentially needed in today’s times where too many songs are objectifying and diminishing women.
Watch the beautiful video to the song here….