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#HipHopHerstory: Women bring their A game

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Nadia Nakai performance during the June 16 - Youth Day Celebration concert at Time Square Sun Arena on June 16, 2018 in Pretoria, South Africa. The concert is in commemoration and celebration of Youth Day (Soweto uprising) in South Africa where on June 16, 1976 young people, mostly high school students revolted against the Bantu Education Act, which introduced the use of Afrikaans language as a medium of instruction across all South African schools. © (Photo by Gallo Images / Frennie Shivambu) Nadia Nakai performance during the June 16 - Youth Day Celebration concert at Time Square Sun Arena on June 16, 2018 in Pretoria, South Africa. The concert is in commemoration and celebration of Youth Day (Soweto uprising) in South Africa where on June 16, 1976 young people, mostly high school students revolted against the Bantu Education Act, which introduced the use of Afrikaans language as a medium of instruction across all South African schools.

JOHANNESBURG - Hip-hop is often seen as a boys’ club where women aren’t recognised.

But a concert that celebrates the impact and role women have played in the evolution of hip-hop had Joburgers jamming to the beat.

The #HipHopHerstory included American rapper Young MA, Nadia Nakai, Rouge, Moozlie and Gigi Lamayne.

From dance to graffiti, all aspects of hip hop and women’s contribution to the genre were celebrated.

Some of the proceeds of ticket sales will go towards a mentorship programme to support up-and-coming female hip hop artists.

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