Nikotina KF pays tribute to the late rapper Mano Azagaia in a new song
Nikotina KF, a popular Mozambican rapper, has released a new song titled “Mano Azagaia Homenagem ao Rei” (Mano Azagaia Tribute to the King), in honor of his fellow rapper and friend Mano Azagaia, who passed away in March 2023.
Mano Azagaia, whose real name was Edson da Luz, was a renowned hip hop artist and activist, who used his music to criticize social and political issues in Mozambique. He died at his home at the age of 38, after suffering an epileptic seizure, according to his family.
Nikotina KF’s song is a heartfelt homage to Mano Azagaia’s legacy and influence, as well as a reflection on the challenges and struggles of being a rapper in Mozambique. The song also features samples of Mano Azagaia’s voice and lyrics from some of his songs.
The song is available for download on various online platforms, such as Portal Moz News and Musik Streamz . It is part of Nikotina KF’s upcoming album, which is expected to be released later this year.
Nikotina KF is not the only rapper who has paid tribute to Mano Azagaia. Other artists, such as Laylizzy, HernÃ¢ni da Silva, and Dama do Bling, have also expressed their condolences and admiration for the late rapper on social media and in their songs.
Mano Azagaia was widely regarded as one of the pioneers and leaders of the Mozambican hip hop scene. He started his career in 2007, with his debut album “Babalaze”, which featured songs such as “Povo no Poder” (People in Power) and “Combatentes da Fortuna” (Fortune Fighters), that criticized the corruption and inequality in the country.
He continued to use his music as a tool for social change and awareness, releasing albums such as “Cubaliwa” (Born) in 2013 and “GalÃ¡xia” (Galaxy) in 2018. He also collaborated with other African artists, such as M.anifest from Ghana and HHP from South Africa.
Mano Azagaia’s music was often controversial and provocative, as he did not shy away from addressing sensitive topics such as racism, colonialism, religion, and violence. He also faced censorship and threats from the authorities, who accused him of inciting violence and rebellion.
However, he also had a loyal fan base and a positive impact on the Mozambican society, especially among the youth. He was involved in various social projects, such as teaching hip hop workshops, organizing concerts for peace, and supporting environmental causes.
Mano Azagaia’s death was mourned by many Mozambicans and Africans, who recognized his contribution to the culture and history of the continent. His music will continue to inspire and challenge generations to come.
In conclusion, Nikotina KF’s song “Mano Azagaia Homenagem ao Rei” is a touching and respectful tribute to one of the most influential and respected rappers in Mozambique and Africa. The song celebrates Mano Azagaia’s life and legacy, as well as his friendship with Nikotina KF. The song also reflects on the challenges and joys of being a rapper in Mozambique, and the role of hip hop as a voice for the people.
Nikotina KF and Mano Azagaia are both examples of artists who use their music to express their opinions and emotions, and to raise awareness and consciousness about the social and political issues that affect their country and continent. Their music is not only entertaining, but also educational and empowering.
Mano Azagaia may be gone, but his music lives on. Nikotina KF’s song is a testament to that, and a reminder that Mano Azagaia will always be remembered as a king of Mozambican hip hop.