rap in the name of the people
In Guinea Bissau, everyone knows him: is Imperador, one of the most popular musicians of the country. Young rapper did her freestyle a chorus of hope, a symbol of struggle and resistance. His songs speak of Guinea Bissau and all that this country has undergone, of its people and its suffering. But not only.
Imperador (his stage name, in Creole) is 27 years old and was born on September 24, the day on which the Guinea Bissau celebrates its independence from Portugal. A coincidence that he interprets as a sign of destiny: partly because the date of birth, feels Guineans 100%. “The Guinea Bissau is all to me - he says - I cannot speak ill of it and I could never abandon it. As citizen and as musician, I have a responsibility to this earth and its people”.
His songs perfectly interpret the feeling of Guinendadi. Like the one who sang in front of the camera, speaking precisely of the bond that holds it tight and anchored to his country: “If you need to give me a title, call it 100% Guinendadi!”.
“My lyrics tell many things of Guinea Bissau: I speak of health, education, security, trafficking and consumption of drugs. I do not like to use negative terms to describe this country, it is a waste of time and do not think it's useful. I make music to send out positive messages on Guinea Bissau. Singing in the name of Guineans people and my country”.
The partnership between two of the most famous musicians in Guinea Bissau, Imperador and Binhan, is engraved in this song.