Jonah the Monach, one of Nigeria’s finest beatmakers who produced all
5 tracks for the first leg of the Hiphop workshop series in Lagos,
emailed some beats to us in Kano. The Participants chose their
favourites and went straight to work on 2 songs.
One of the tracks, “The Power Of The Word”,
deals with conflict (religious, human and political) that is caused
through the manipulation of words. The verses, which are directed at
the Hausa and English speaking communities, send out a clear message
against intolerance and violence.
Our Lagos & Kano MC’s represented on the second track, true Hiphop
fashion, with a rap hookline in Hausa “Hiphop Shine Rayuwa Ta Da Sako”
(Hiphop is my life & my message)
We rounded up the day with some delicious home cooked Tuwo Shinkafa
courtesy of Kano singer, Ali Jita. Watching everyone eat and trade
jokes with each other, it was evident that these young men and women
from Lagos and Kano had truly bonded.