Sierra Leone’s rap sensation, Natasha “Swadu” Beckley, drops a powerful track titled “Archu” which means “Stop” in Fulani. Through her verses, she unveils her steadfast integrity, deep convictions, and aspirations in the world of hip-hop.
Melding English with Sierra Leonean dialects, Swadu crafts a symphony, reminding Africa that Sierra Leone has birthed one of its most formidable female lyricists. She passionately urges the masses to recognize the fierce rap prowess she brings to the table.
The accompanying music video for “Archu” is a long-form affair that showcases Swadu’s hard work and dedication. It also sheds light on her struggles, both with her family and in the music industry.
Swadu’s story is one of perseverance and resilience. She has overcome many obstacles to get to where she is today, and she is determined to continue her mission to put Sierra Leonean hip hop on the map.
Archu is a must-listen for fans of hip hop, Africa, and female empowerment.