“Upon entering a tiny recording studio in a grimy Nairobi building, Felis removes her face veil, slides headphones onto her ears and starts singing in a high voice: “Girls are raped. Warlords are to blame”.
Over a soundtrack of world music and rap, Felis Abdi and the group Waayaha Cusub, made up of some 20 young Somali refugees, crudely slam the war that has torn up their country for 16 years, almost all their lives.”
The group of young Somali exiles in Nairobi continue to gain coverage. Although controversial, it’s interesting how Somali youth from Kenya to Canada are using hip-hop as a means for communicating their anger over their war-torn country. National Geographic did a good piece on the youth of Africa embracing hip-hop as a means of expressing their political frustration.