Heavy

Les Amazones d’Afrique

Released 12 July 2019

  1. Heavy (feat. Niariu, Boy Fall & Jon Grace)

Liner notes

‘Heavy’ is a song about the women who have had the courage to build their own empire, their own life, their own business and the strength to work hard to earn more money than their husband or men in general. More specifically, this song is a tribute to one of the singers’ grandmothers, whom he upholds as a role model for younger generations.

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Further Listening

  • Amazones Power

    Les Amazones d’Afrique

    Released 03 May 2019

    Les Amazones d'Afrique in 2019 features some new faces, but the message remains loud and clear: Violence against women must stop. 'Amazones Power' tackles these issues head on. Three generations of women sing out in unison, calling for a future without the threat of female genital mutilation (FGM), sexual violence, lack of education and forced marriage.

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