What people don't know about oppression is that the oppressor works much harder. You always grew up being told you were not smart enough or not fast enough, but we all lived from the time we were children to beat the system.
I'm travelling more than ever. I don't have the answer as to why, but the demand seems to have grown as I've got older.
I've got to where am in life not because of something I brought to the world but through something I found - the wealth of African culture.
I've always stood on one fact - that all over the world, there are only two things, the Establishment and the poor people. The poor people are a massive majority and across the world they are exploited in different kinds of ways. The Establishment depends on exploiting raw materials and the poor.
I am a forward-looking person and live in the moment to build for the future.
I grew up with protests, marches, demonstrations, struggle. But I come from a clan of community workers.
In my view, Africa's real problems are cultural.
I just came from South Africa, a place that had been in a perpetual uprising since 1653, so the uprising had become a way of life in our culture and we grew up with rallies and strikes and marches and boycotts.
I'm very interested in heritage restoration, and I'm working with a group of people to create a number of academies and performance spaces to encourage native arts and crafts and to explore African history.
I think it is incumbent on all human beings to oppose injustice in every form.
I don't think anybody has ever been able to live up to what they promised. I don't know a government that has ever been successful at that because once they get into power, things change and the world is controlled also by business now.
I don't think what I do is influenced by suffering. I come from a talented people who are prolific in music and dance.
I lived for music since I could think.
It's obvious that the rest of the world loves high African culture - African culture, period.
When people campaign for positions, they promise people all kinds of things.
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