Botswana’s “Queen of Rap” Gone too Soon

Earlier this month, 27-year-old artist Sarona “Sasa Klaas” Motlhagodi passed away in a helicopter crash. A musician, actress, and media personality, Sasa Klaas built a

Sasa Klaas: Motswana Nicki?

Sasa Klaas is regarded as the most recognizable female rapper in Botswana. Not only her music albums are popular in Botswana, but her presence in

Where’s The Female Presence in Botswana’s Hip Hop Scene?

Sasa Klaas has yet to drop an official single but is declared as Botswana’s first lady of hip hop as of today in 2020.  Sasa

Exploring Lyrical & Artistic Feminism: Botswana’s Hip-Hop Star, Sasa Klaas

The Hip-Hop industry, like many others within patriarchal societies, remains male-dominated. However, the growing presence of talented female artists who challenge and question the status

African Women and Hip Hop

One positive trend is the groups of female emcees in various countries in Africa coming together to release collaborations or cyphers. It gives female emcees

No Sleep

“No Sleep” is an all female hip hop track with a collective of young emcees from Southern Africa: DJ Naida of Zimbabwe, Gigi LaMayne and