|photo : Merissa Haldemann|
What do you celebrate abut being a woman?
I think we are highly compassionate. Besides that I'd rather say, I have a lot to be thankful for, first of all being alive, no matter of gender - it's a precious gift. Lately I'm getting into how women and men are the same on a deeper level. We are One.
I wish every woman can be able to respect what she needs, wants and is able to give, without exhausting herself. I think we still have to learn to take good care of our own needs, fulfilling what we're passionate about - we tend to do this for others first.
I used to create sculptures and drawings to express my inner struggles and visions. Now I love to express my insights through writing songs, singing & performing on stage.
Bridging gaps in a joyful and groovy way.
It develops mutual understanding of our mixed cultures, contrary views, gender issues, which nearly all of us experience.
In my music I focus mainly on a new Pan-African consciousness and spiritual upliftment.
Well, as my name Malayika means angel, I feel I need to let my light shine as much as I can. And encourage others to do the same.
I love the great variety of Pan-African music. Also I like to show my africaness through my jewellery, bright colours I wear and by promoting the use of natural Karité (Shea butter).
Overcoming my inner insecurity, to really believe in myself.