Becca: African Woman
Angelique Kidjo: Agolo
In this feel-good tune, the Grammy Award-winning Beninese singer-songwriter and activist celebrates life, love, and love for the motherland. According to some sources, it is an ancient myth about Ori and Olajumoke, Olajumoke being a beautiful single black woman who ends up marrying the wrong man.
Mariam Makeba: Pata Papa
Groovy iconic singer and activist Miriam Makeba celebrates life and the pata pata dance of Johannesburg townships in this song by the same name.
Queen Latifah: U.N.I.T.Y
Talk about a true Black Girl Anthem! Latifah won a Grammy for this lyrical tribute to black women in which she criticized the disrespect of women in society, street harassment, domestic violence, and slurs against women in hip-hop culture.
Beyonce: Flawless ft. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“We teach girls to shrink themselves
To make themselves smaller
We say to girls
“You can have ambition
But not too much
You should aim to be successful
But not too successful…”, Nigerian novelist Chimamanda notes in her contribution to the self-love anthem by Queen B herself.