Hip-hop is in safe hands with Moria

BULAWAYO female hip-hop sensation Noreen Moria is one artiste that people must start paying attention to as she has matured and her works are proof of that.

She has featured on hip-hop and rap gigs, dropping bars after bars and doing syphers against her male counterparts and emerging victorious in most battles.

As if that is enough, she has represented hip-hop on bigger stages with headline acts. She has shared the stage with Mzansi’s Blaq Diamond, Amaroto, (Reece Madlisa and Zuma) and locally she has spit bars on the same stage with likes of the legendary POY, Fab G Mtshanakagogo and Nutty O.

Achieving all this at the age of 20, Moria said she is on the rise and she is ready to fulfil the task of standing up for hip-hop from local to international stages as she vows hip-hop is in safe hands.

Moria said music is her calling and she will do anything to soldier on as long as her craft is relevant and appealing to her fans.

“It’s not a walk in the park to be a female artiste especially in the hip-hop game. We are sidelined and we are called by names because our counterparts consider us weak artistes who can’t stand a battle.

“This is a narrative that I am ready to change because it’s time that I stand up and represent my gender in the hip-hop circles. If you observe you will discover that there are few females in the genre because of the brutality that women are exposed to in the game,” said Moria.

She said sharing the stage with the big guns has never made her a superstar as she said she is still in the learning process.

“It’s a privilege that I have shared the stage with the likes of Blaq Diamond, POY, Holy Ten and so on but that doesn’t mean I am a superstar. I am still young and I am open to learning and these guys have given me advice on how to manoeuvre the game.

“As I look forward to the future, I believe hip-hop is in safe hands in my name as I know what I stand for and what I want to achieve,” said Moria.

Meanwhile, Moria will be sharing the stage with Harare’s multi-award-winning hip-hop sensation Voltz JT at the Liquids Garden in Masvingo on 8 April.

She will return to Bulawayo on 9 April as she will performing alongside Mzansi’s Blaq Diamond who return to the city for the second time as they are billed for a gig at The Boundary.