Sampa the Great (real name Sampa Tempo) has already been enjoying some success in the Australian Hip Hop scene but now she’s starting to make waves over here too. Born in Zambia and raised in Botswana her African roots carry through to her music and especially her lyrical content.From 2014 she was based in Australia and this is where her music career started to take off. Her first mixtape was released in 2015 which Tempo described as “a search for creativity, laughter, purpose and rhythms” She followed this up with a few more singles in the same year.Credit: Sampa the Great / Ninja TunesIn 2017 she released the single Everybody’s Hero with Estelle and also released her debut EP HERoes Act 2. Between then and now there have been several more singles and her debut album The Return is set to be released on 13th September 2019.I first heard Sampa the Great on Radio 6 and I was immediately captivated by the single Final Form. Musically the track is very catchy but once you start to listen to what Tempo is saying you can tell that she’s serious about what she’s doing, I get the impression music isn’t being used as a vehicle to fame and fortune, rather it’s being used to get her point across regarding the inequalities in life whether they be due to race or gender.View the Final Form video below:She is a great spokeswoman not only for celebrating her African roots and influences but also celebrating being a woman in the rap game. I was relieved when I saw the video for Final Form. First off it’s a celebration of African culture and being black and it’s great to see a rap artist saying true to their roots. Second, there is no sexualisation in the video at all, which female stars are often, if not forced then certainly, encouraged to embrace. I love the fact that she is sticking to her guns and what’s important to her.Put simply, Sampa the Great’s music does her talking for her and I for one want to hear more of what she has to say.
Guyana will conclude their group campaign today in the CONCACAF U17 football competition when they battle undefeated Haiti at the IMG Arena, Bradenton, Florida. The Guyanese have suffered two losses to date and will require a victory if they are to stand any chance of progressing as one of the third place finishers.In their most recent outing, the Junior Jaguars went down 3-0 to Honduras on Friday at the same venue.Jeffry Miranda bagged a double in the 14th and 67th minute, while Miguel Carrasco netted in the 64th minute. In terms of the statistics provided by the official CONCACAF website, Honduras recorded 18 shots in total, five of which were on target and with one hitting the woodwork.On the other side, the Guyanese could only muster four attempts, with only two being on target.In terms of possession, the Hondurans registered 55%. This equated to 204 attempted passes, with 192 reaching their intended target for an impressive conversion rate of 94%. The Guyanese attempted 141 passes with 108 finding their target at a rate of 77%.Prior to the Honduras clash, Guyana lost 0-4 to El Salvador in the opening clash. The top three teams from each group will advance to the knockout round.Group-C Standings Team GP W L D GF GA GD Pts. Haiti 2 2 0 0 6 1 +5 6El Salvador 2 1 1 0 5 4 +1 3 Honduras 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 3Guyana 2 0 2 0 0 7 -7 0
Defending football champions, LBS/MICAT Falcons have progressed to the grand finals of the 2016 Intra-Governmental tournament, with a convincing 4-0 defeat over Ministry of Justice yesterday at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia.LBS/MICAT got the opener in the 3rd minute, courtesy of Abel Netta.The Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism (MICAT), Lenn Eugene Nagbe increased the tally in the 58th through a thundered shot.MICAT Comptroller, popularly known as striker Hilary, scored a brace in the 59th and 68th minutes to send the Justice team out of the tournament.In the football’s last derby, the Ministry of State narrowly and miserably dragged the host – Ministry of Youth and Sports – with former Liberia’s celebrated stars, James Salinsa Debbah, Kelvin Sebwe, Joe Nagbe and George Gebro playing.The Youth and Sports Ministry bowed 1-0 owing to an 11th minute strike from Cyrenius Forkay.However, a report said the Ministry (the host and organizer) filed a protest against the Ministry of State for fielding an illegal player.Earlier in the kickball edition, defending kickball champions, Judiciary convincingly whipped LIBTELCO 22 – 6 points, while the Legislature bowed to NASSCORP 9 – 4 points.Report also said the Legislature filed a protest against NASSCORP for allegedly fielding illegal players.According to the fixture, the 3rd place battles, including the grand finals would be played beginning at 12:00 noon.It means that defending football champions LBS/MICAT will host the Ministry of State (if she wins the protest) as well as reigning kickball champs Judiciary will play NASSCORP (if she also wins the protest).For the third place, the Legislature will play LIBTELCO in kickball, while the Youth and Sports Ministry meets Justice Ministry.Meanwhile, LBS/MICAT Falcons whipped the Legislature 3-0; Ministry of Justice whacked LACE 2-1 and the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the host, whacked NASSCORP 2-1. The Ministry of State took a bye to the semi-finals.In the kickball version LIBTELCO convincingly whipped the General Auditing Commission (GAC) 12-3 points, and Judiciary pinned NPA Anchors kickball team 5-2 points, with a narrow defeat over NASSCORP 3-2 points, but lost the protest for fielding an illegal player. And the Legislature’s kickball team also took a bye to the semi-finals.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)