Sampa The Great: 'I wanted to return to the story of who I am'


We meet Sampa The Great, an artist who is creating exciting, well-travelled music rooted in the Southern African continent. The 26-year-old was born in Zambia and raised in Botswana where she began MC-ing at school. She then went on to study in San Francisco and Los Angeles before moving to Australia in 2014. She has already supported Kendrick Lamar and Lauryn Hill. Her debut album "The Return" was released in September on the prestigious London label Ninja Tunes. It takes us on a journey through her different worlds and influences.


Sampa The Great sat down with FRANCE 24's Marjorie Hache to discuss her intense past few months and how she honed her skills as a hip-hop artist, proving wrong those who tried to undermine her because she was a woman and black.

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