Hip Hop And Its Effects On African Society

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Hip Hop In Africa Hip Hop in Africa is used to spread awareness and evoke calls to action on sensitive subjects that affect the majority of the people in Africa. Hip Hop influences many people in Africa because it is meaningful and only tends to speak about the positives and negatives of African society.Hip Hop in Africa is used as a method to spread awareness on HIV/Aids, create a call to action to tell people to save themselves when tragedies hit, and change the way parents raise their children. One way that Hip Hop improves African society is that it spreads important messages about family values. Stating that young people in Senegal lose themselves as a result of parents enforcing negative things to their kids.The song “Mariama” by Senegalese rapper Omzo Dollar gives a call to action, warning people, youth in general, that young people in Senegal lose themselves as a result of parents enforcing negative things to their kids. It starts off with a young girl, who is in a rush to grow up. She meets the love of her life and all seem perfect. The love of the girl’s life was nice and promised to protect the girl from abuse.Her parents forced her to betray the man that she genuinely loved. The girl’s parents did not care or put any consideration into account, the girl’s feelings. They just wanted their daughter to marry a wealthy man. The girl and the man she loved slowly began to grow distant, it was leading to an end. The man gave Hip Hop

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