Hip Hop is always known as the game of men, so when female rappers come in, there’s a different twist. While abroad, female hip hop artists find themselves constantly trying to prove themselves, African artists are almost at obscurity. Zimbabwean female hip hop artist Blackbird though currently off the music radar, still gets recognition for her contribution to the game.
In a recent article on Music In Africa, Nonkuleko Vundla better known as Blackbird was named one of ‘Africa’s Top 5 Women In Hip Hop’.
The article runs in line with July’s theme, ‘Hip Hop in Africa’, the writer gave acknowledgment to women in African hip hop who go underrated and at times, unrecognized.
According to the article, Blackbird, “is the first female rapper in Zimbabwe to release an album. She is an impassioned writer with a flow that is reminiscent of the ’90s hip hop greats. Her lyrics are simple yet captivating, and her delivery never disappoints.”
Also receiving recognition on the list are Ugandan rapper Keko, Guinea’s Ashley and South Africans Manti Mavi and Gigi Lamayne.