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Music Monday: Oshun – stay woke

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Hailing from DC Washington Oshun combines the best of Hip Hop, Soul and R&B. After releasing their debut mixtape ‘ASASE YAA’ (meaning the Earth goddess of fertility) in April, the duo drops their latest music video for their song ‘stay woke’.

The music video is a quest for self-liberation travelling through history it captures the various caricatures and portrayals of African Americans, from minstrel performers to ‘The suspicious black boy’ to ‘The angry black women’ and more. Their lyrics touch on the struggles of everyday living and understanding the importance of “staying awoke” and being enlightened.

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