A Pro-Trayvon Song by Watoto From The Nile: “Warning “

Watoto From The Nile is at it again with their song, “Warning,” which is dedicated to Trayvon Martin.  Who is Watoto?

Three sisters stemming from their home town of Harriet Tubman City (Baltimore, Maryland) have come to silence all notions of the youth being lost and uncontrollable. Still in elementary school, Nia, Nya and Kamaria, known as Watoto From the Nile, are a young African-centered, thought provoking, socially and culturally conscious music group.  They are a testament to the fact that music can be used for much more than to propagandize messages of death and destruction. The “money, cash, hoes” days are very much coming to a close and these young divas are leading the way for change.

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In 2010 Watoto From the Nile, after months of writing and practicing, released their first hit song, Won’t Quit, which is a very upbeat, charismatic and motivational song.  About six months later in late February 2011, Watoto From the Nile  released Letter to Lil Wayne, a riveting message aimed at stopping the negative images of Black women in Lil Wayne’s music.  The music video became a You Tube hit nearing one millions views and was also featured on WorldstarHipHop.com, the most popular Hip Hop website in the world.

I wrote about them some two years ago.

That little anti-Little Wayne lyrics-imagery song really got them on the map.

Sisters Kamaria, Nia and Nya captivated the world with their bold lyrics denouncing the rapper, Lil Wayne, and his sexually suggestive and demeaning lyrics toward women. The sisters – ages 5, 10 and 9 at the time – received backlash from angry fans of the internationally-known rapper. There are two new members in the group  – Mary, 12, and Anasia, 10. The girls wrote the song themselves.

They’ve since done music and videos  on nutrition and healthy living  (based on Gucci Mane‘s “Lemonade”),  and  Ayanna Gregory, among others.

What about the Trayvon song?  It’s based on the melody of rappers T-Pain and Wiz Khalifa‘s “5 O’Clock.”  The chorus goes like this:

“Watoto’s here with a warning./Right now our nation’s in mourning. /We hope that justice prevails soon./ The Martin family, we’re with you./ We come together, we must care./ The negative can go elsewhere./ I put my hood on though I’m weeping/ because this case is so misleading./ Watoto’s here with a warning.”

Watoto’s got a Facebook page here.  Give them some love, positive feedback and support.

~ by blksista on July 8, 2013.

 
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