VIDEO: Uwamahoro tackles sexual harassment in new song

Many know her as a poet, actress, composer and dancer but only few know her musical talent. Angel Uwamahoro is an amazing vocalist, and wants to use her music to educate and inspire people.
Angel Uwamhoro performs during the opening ceremony of the African Union Summit. / File
Angel Uwamhoro performs during the opening ceremony of the African Union Summit. / File

Many know her as a poet, actress, composer and dancer but only few know her musical talent.

Angel Uwamahoro is an amazing vocalist, and wants to use her music to educate and inspire people.

 

The 25-year-old student at Fordham University in New York City has two singles under her belt—Umuco Wacu, featuring famous traditional local singer Focus Ruremire, and Intashyo, featuring Jay Pac, Ju and Noah.

 

In the song, Umuco Wacu, both in Kinyarwanda and English, Uwamahoro talks about sexual harassment at workplaces towards girls and women from their bosses and co-workers.

 

“We believe that it is wrong that it happens, and it must stop. Girls and women are working hard to follow their dreams, make a living to sustain themselves and families and should not have to constantly be compromising their values to get the opportunities and pay that they rightfully deserve,” she said.

The song’s audio was produced by Bob and the video by InkStain.

Speaking to The New Times, the multi-talented artiste emphasised the need to make good use of her God-given talent.

“I see myself as an artist; this allows me to express myself through the different types of art,” says Uwamahoro, adding that: “I can sing, I can dance, I can rap, I can act, I can slam, I can film, I can paint, I can write. Some of my abilities may be stronger than others- but only by doing them all can I get better.”

She says: “I have no limitations to my art and I do not want to fit in any particular box. So am I a singer or rapper? Yes. I am as well as many other things.”

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