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Marrassa Naingie with Bantuknots hairstyle

How old are you and where do you come from?

My name is Angelika Naingie, I’ve been on this earth for 23 years now. I was born in Amsterdam and I have lived there up till last  year. I have now moved to Rotterdam.

What is your passion in life?

My passion is Hip Hop but my talents are dancing, writing and I love helping people in any way that I can.

How did you end up in the music industry?

I was 7 years old when I wrote my first rhyme. My uncle taught me all the basics back at my grandmother’s house. Hip Hop was my first sound, my first love and my life coach.

Marassa performing at Kwaku Festival 2017, Amsterdam

Who or what inspired you to start rapping?

Many people have inspired me. The rap artist 2 Pac was the first rapper I ever heard. My uncle used to listen to him a lot and we jammed and rapped on his instrumentals as well. My other inspirations are: Biggie, Erykah, Lauryn Hill, Queen Latifa, Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole.

All these artists have contributed to my love for Hip Hop. I decided to tell myself: “Yes, this is the moment”. Love yourz from J. Cole made me realize that making music is something I needed to be doing to make myself happy. I am using the talent that God gave me.

Where can we find your music?

You can find me on Soundcloud : Marassa.twinspirits and on my YouTube channel: Marassa , (with the comma Angelika points out)

Can we expect something new in the near future?

Yeess! I am currently working on a few new songs but I am waiting until the right moment to drop them online. The songs do not feel complete in my eyes(ears). But I will soon drop something new.

I will put out my old songs first. I still have some songs I recorded a while back which I haven’t dropped online yet.

I also started a new platform named FMC Collective with Marieke van Dis. This collective will assemble female artists in the rap-game. More info on this will be out soon!

Marassa photographed in Amsterdam , The Netherlands

Do you have other hobbies or crazy habits?

YASS,  I love Food!

I often talk to myself and analyse the body language of people passing by.

Based on their body language I will create a story-line or lyric.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time?

I would like to be debt free in 5 years’ time. I will have a son or a daughter and also will I be able to invest with the cash I will be earning from my music. In what I will be investing is a mystery. (secret)

Marassa performing

Kwaku Festival 2017

What does it mean to be Melanin in Holland?

At first it was feeling insecurity, not feeling appreciated, not being pretty and not getting a lot of respect. Now it means; Godly, Beauty, nature, information and Gratitude.

What does the name Melanin Wonder remind you of?

I often wonder if my melanin could create miracles…. And yes.. It can..

I often wonder if my melanin could 
create miracles.... 
And yes.. 
It can..

Do you think that a platform like Melanin Wonder is necessary?

Yes, I think it is always great to embrace each other for what we are and what we are able to do and achieve. The world is our platform to celebrate.. We should celebrate everywhere at any time!

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Who is DaChoyce?

Dachoyce: Hi, my name it’s Joyce Santos and I am originally from Brazil but raised in Spain 😊 I live between Barcelona and Amsterdam

Joyce and her momma

What inspired you to start music?

To be honest being in music was an unexpected decision. It was not planned at all. I have started “freestyling” while drunk with friends “haha” they invited me to a studio to give it a try just for fun. It apparently went well so I kept going and found my passion.

How did u come up with the name DaChoyce?

Actually, my friends started calling me DaChoyce in high school as a word-game/wordplay and I think it was meant to be because I’ve been chosen for this 🥺 I have been using this nickname ever since!

More and more people are starting to understand and accept that black is beautiful and powerful and they love it.

DaChoyce for new music video

What are most of your songs about?

‘Livre’ is my latest song, and it is about freeing yourself from any situation, person or even yourself that brings you down. About overcoming it after fighting this negatives. That is what ‘Livre’ is about 🤍

Is there colorism in the Spanish or latino community in your opinion?

I think in Spanish and Latino community colorism is getting more neutral as time passes by. More and more people are starting to understand and accept that black is beautiful and powerful and they love it. The even wanna copy it. That’s what I’ve experienced and seen so far, but we’re getting there!

Baby Joyce and her mother <3

Have u ever experienced racism in life or in the music business?

Not in the music business but I have in life, and not directly me personally but to my family members and melanated friends while being with me so that hurts the same or even more! I cannot bear to see how they get treated sometimes.

What do u think of platforms who do not support a darker skin artist because they already have one ?

I think they should go f*** themselves, and us melanin people should keep focusing on creating our own platforms and spaces where we are Kings and Queens. This gives us a chance to be loved and appreciated in our own way and by our own people!

We saw some amazing pictures, are u model?

Yes! Modeling is part of my job as well. I used to do it as a teenager and now with the music thing it came back. I picked it back up! “haha” I mostly do photoshoots with @tomclark.visuals but I also do jobs for agencies!

Joyce by Tom Clark

What is the main message u want to put out as a person and an artist?

Never give up, don’t be a victim. You should rest if you need to but don’t quit. When things are hard, trust me, they will get better!
Try to be positive, trust yourself and the process, be a bad ass 🤪🤪 that’s what I’ve learned and wanna inspire so far 🤞🏽

DaChoyce

Where do u see yourself 5 years from now?

Travelling the whole world with my music and working on different other projects that I am planning and working on! Helping people and creating a positive impact! Eventhough this sounds typical, just watch me 🤍

What advise would u give an up and coming artist?

Trust yourself and the process. Do not trust anyone out there. Just trust God, and you’ll be good!

NEW SINGLE ALERT!

I’m releasing a new single I hope y’all love it 🤍 No voy a volver

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Official Music Video ‘Defano Holwijn – Ownen (prod. Krankjoram & Sejaa)’ Stream or Download ‘Ownen’: https://defanoholwijn.lnk.to/Ownen

 

— Video credits: Shot by @2phoness — Producer credits: Producer: Krankjoram, Sejaa Associated Performer, Vocals: Defano Holwijn Composer: Défano Holwijn Author(s): Défano Holwijn — FOLLOW ME! | SOCIAL MEDIA SNAPCHAT: kidkidguapo. https://www.instagram.com/defano.holw…

 
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