Hip hop might not sell in Africa today, but one day is one day.
She is one of the most consistent rappers and artists in the Namibian industry at the moment, pushing her own limits and breaking industry boundaries. It is therefore only fair that statements such as the following that have been uttered to her do not sit well.
This morning, the Not The Same rapper took to her Twitter account to share part of a conversation she had with a mentor. According to the tweet, the person told Lioness that hip hop does not sell in Africa. In the tweet, mother or Cilq shared her opinions on the statement made saying things will be different and will get better for Africa.
“It hurt for a “hip hop doesn’t sell in Africa”. Well, I will keep at it until it does. This isn’t just about becoming rich, this is about unwavering purpose. So God help me endeavor all these setbacks because I know one day is one day”.
Lioness recently released visuals and sounds to Not The Same, a track produced by her sister and DJ Gina Jeanz on which she covers ground on topical issues both in the game and in society. The video that was shot by Reggie is currently doing well on YouTube and digital stores.
Still airing her grievances, the superstar posted another tweet where she tackled the issue of how Namibians do not see the efforts its artists put in their work as they still come second best next to outsiders.
“And it’s more shameful that Namibians don’t see the effort artists put in their craft. They long for anything international because anything across borders is better.”
Indeed Namibia still has a lot of ground to cover when it comes to appreciating its own but with advocates like Lioness, this will hopefully be a thing of the past soon.