Energy and focus defines this talented singer, dancer, and songwriter. A refugee from the civil wars that ravaged her native homeland of Liberia, Munnah began her entertainment career dancing and singing as a part of the refugee camp activities in Ghana.
Eventually her family made their way to Minneapolis, where she has continued actively writing and performing. She is absorbed in composing her own version of Hip-Hop music that clearly resonates with the Twin Cities young people and challenges the body to sit still. Munnah in her music keeps her feet planted in both American and Liberian cultures, incorporating soulful American hip-hop influences such as Mary J. Blige and Lauren Hill and challenging the norms of her culture by speaking about the treatment of young women. She is committed to raising the awareness of these actions, and making positive changes where she can.
An example of her blending of cultures can be found on her MySpace website in the single, “West Africa,” where she acknowledges the conflicts of the past years in West Africa, expresses wishes for peace and a love for her people. With her personal history shaped by conflicts and constant movement and a willingness to share her love of a continent, hope and peace could not have found a better spokesperson.
Munnah takes the main stage of the Cedar Cultural Center at 9:00 PM. Doors open for the gala at 6:00 PM, and the main stage bands start at 7:00. Tickets for the AfriFest Gala are $10 at the door for five bands.