We do not need magic to change the world, everyone possess all the power they need inside themselves already. We all have the power to imagine better!
South africa’s most loved female rapper SA_Rifa uses words to flow about the most controversial issues we are facing in the country .Hailing from the dusty streets of Bisho in the Eastern Cape , Sarifa Sokutu who is known to her peers and fans as ” SA_RIFA ” is brave enough to “speak to say “enough is enough “.
Its understood a 20 year old rapper started writing music at the age of 10 and she’s been passionate about it ever since.
“What makes me stand out is the fact that I’m myself and there’s no other SA_Rifa out there , there’s one and it’s me”. She said.
When asked about where she drew her inspiration from she said “Growing up , I used to watch TV a lot and I would always watch music channels all the time. I think seeing a lot of artists like Drake , J Cole and Jay-Z just to name a few make music is what inspired me the most. I also just saw a gap in the market because there weren’t any south African female rappers on TV at the time and I just wanted to be that especially after seeing someone like Nicki Minaj and so I started writing music from there”. She added.
“I have quite a few influence , but I think my greatest influence in music is Drake. He’s just done a lot for the culture and he’s always on top of his game and makes sure to push his pen all the time and I draw a lot of inspiration from that” She sighed!
Her current single which believed to be her 3rd single dropped on the 08th of March featuring the most talented and amazing Vocalist named ‘Piscez’. Its believed the song inspiration derived from her favorite series called “Money Heist”.
“the song kinda name drops some of the characters in the series but it also addresses the socio-economic issues that we are faced with as a country such as rape , corruption and racism just to name a few”. She expressed.
The song is produced by ‘Christer’ , engineered by ‘Zeph’ and is available on all digital platforms .
Due to the pandemic she hasn’t scheduled any performances as of yet , but plans on shooting her music video soon. Speaking to the publication about how society values women especially in the entertainment industry she said “
“I don’t think women are treated fairly.We always have to work extra extra hard to be recognised in the industry especially in hip hop cause it’s very male dominated and women are always expected to dress in a certain way In order to seem more appealing to their audience whereas with men no one ever tells them how to dress”.
In her conclusion she said “There is absolutely no limit to what you can do. Work towards your dreams and remember that everyone has their own journey and so you will eventually end up where God has destined you to be”.