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G.O.D. Obori
(Zimbabwe, 1980)   
G.O.D. Obori

G.O.D. Obori (meaning spiritual healer, though the initials G.O.D. are an acronym for “gaining one’s definition”), whose given name is Biko Mutsaurwa, has pioneered a new, striking form of poetry. Marrying deep Shona with contemporary struggles, he effortlessly blends Shona culture with the Hip Hop generation. G.O.D. Obori’s style is powerful and rhythmic, strongly criticising oppressive systems in Zimbabwe and beyond. He has performed in Zimbabwe, Kenya and South Africa.

G.O.D. Obori is also a leading Hip Hop artist and community activist, organising alternative shows in poor communities where music is used as a tool for liberation.

© Irene Staunton


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