Artists making a change in society through arts.
Whilst some artists are making hit songs on cars and models, others are striving to make an impact through their work. Social activist and creative Abdallah caught up with unwrap.online and shared insight on how he came up with his song that is available on YouTube and other platforms titled #MeToo/116
“I wrote this special song to address the rape culture that’s been happening in Namibia, asking Rocky V to vocalize on the chorus and bridge I wrote. Leaving so many victims in trauma and pain and don’t have the courage to speak up,” he says.
The rapper also says his main objective is to help survivors know that they are not alone and that they can get help before it is too late.
“Why I titled it #MeToo/116? #MeToo is an international movement created to help those who drown in silence and need help as so many commit suicide without even seeking for help. The number 116 is a Childline number – a service designed to help those who battle social problems of whatsoever including cases of rape. This is song shows both sides of the story and its different perspectives. Being a victim of it as well years before, inspired me to try and be a voice for those who can’t speak up and hope this song helps someone before its too late,” he says.