Dama Do Bling (”Lady Bling”) is one of the female voices to watch in 2013. The Maputo, Mozambique based vocalist, was quickly dubbed a lusophone Queen Latifah with her direct and sexy flow in Portuguese and English. With her videos prominently featuring helicopters, mansions, and collabos with other Pan-African superstars like Nigeria’s Sasha P and Kenya’s Yvonne, Dama do Bling is considered well her way to a become a large vocalist in African music.
Dama do Bling is mostly focusing on Africa — conquering it, that is. She’s put together an anthem of self-definition, “Moza Girl,” a reggae hip hop cut laced with live drums. In it, she declares, ”I’m a moza girl, chocolate and cinnamon…I can tell you now, I’m the best in town, little bitty boy dance on my ragga…You can feel, you can move on my swagga.”
And to prove it, she’s made a killer music video that tops anything she did with her former team. Not only does the “Moza Girl” video feature half a dozen car explosions and a wealth of video girl booty, she and her dancers rock some of the best fashion in the southern hemisphere. Of course. Because she’s a fashion designer too, and showed her line at fashion week in Maputo last year. Dama do Bling can’t stop, won’t stop. And that’s why she is still the queen of Mozambican hip hop.