SEKAJIPO Goes BackToAfrica
Dawyen Lance Sekajipo, more commonly known by his stage moniker, Sekajipo Genes, is an all around renaissance man. Balancing the life of a full-time artist and activist, Sekajipo, translated as "the exception to the rule", is considered one of the hardest working talents in the local Miami music scene.
ï»¿Originally from Monrovia, Liberia, Sekajipo was raised in the states since the age of 1, as a first generation immigrant of West Africa. Growing up in Tampa, Fl, his faith in God and obsession with hip hop music would become the bridge between his African heritage and American culture.
ï»¿Since moving to Miami in 2009, he has been dedicated to the life of a mentor, missionary, and musician, fostering educational empowerment and social change through Hip hop. He has toured over 40 Miami Dade county schools while throughout the Greater South Florida area, and even internationally, in Haiti and Colombia, South America, rapping in both english and spanish.
ï»¿To date, he is a guitarist and international performer, recording engineer, hip hop missionary for Catalyst Hip Hop Miami, Emcee professor with the PATH Hip Hop Summer Academy, as well as creator and instructor of the Art of Creative Writing and Lyrical Expression with The Motivational Edge.
"‹In 2010, Sekajipo released his 1st full length album, Revolution of the Mind-State. The album delivers a fresh blend of raw, edgy lyrics, filled with spiritually conscious and socially relevant content, completely free of profanity. Following the album was the release of two official music videos, "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZB90Yfr8X0">Hard Times" and "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=252ZInlV3EA">Revolutionary Love". Sekajipo is now preparing for a 3 month Back To Africa tour starting in Dec 2012, returning to his homeland of Liberia after 25 years.
BACK TO AFRICA TOUR: Monrovia, Liberia
DATES OF DEPARTURE: December 4th- March 5th
WHAT I NEED:
*New or Used Macbook Pro Laptop
*New or Used Go Pro Outtdoor Edition Camera
*Used Music Equipment (Music Gear, Software etc)
Godbless and thank you for your support!
Educate. Entertain. Inspire.,
"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; defend the rights of all those who have nothing. ...the rights of the poor and needy." Proverbs 31:8-9
Stay tuned for the video updates. Hopefully they will answer the many questions you may have on Liberia, the experiences of my trip, and life in West Africa. Looking forward to the future! The journey continues.
The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps
Did you know that the ancient name of Africa was Alkebulan? "Among the many names Alkebu-lan ["mother of mankind" or "garden of eden"] was called are the following: "Ethiopia, Corphye, Ortegia, Libya and Africa - the latest of all. Alkebulan is the oldest and the only one of indigenous origin. It was used by the Moors, Nubians, Numidians, Khart-Haddans (Carthagenians), and Ethiopians. Africa, the current misnomer adopted by almost everyone today , was given to this continent by the ancient Greeks and Romans. "
By Gods grace I've found a place to teach. This week I officially start volunteering with the Cachelle International Creative Arts Center. They offer modern and ballet, drama, vocal lessons and alot mroe. Ill be teaching a free guitar class and creative writing workshop! YES!
Watch the video and learn more about Cachelle International and thank you for supporting my BackToAfrica music and missions trip.
"The Heavenly Father is the supreme artist, painting his self portrait on the canvas of world, with us in his image."
1Love from Liberia
Greetings Family and Friends. Thanks to the initial support of some great people in my life, I've been able to raise $6111 in the last month. Its a great start, but my deadline is getting closer and I'm $1000 shy of a plane ticket. If you have not been able to give, I urge you to read my story, and consider giving to my Back To Africa trip. The cause will not only change my life but the lives of all those who I will be able to impact in my country. Godbless! D. Sekajipo
Yo brotha! Glad to see your doing well. I read the Liberia thing and want to express my concern. Duet 15:3 states "You may require payment from a foreigner, but you must cancel any debt your brother owes you." Which is right in the section where the Jubliee originates. Hit me up on the personal note, and know I'm praying for ya and am blessed to have you as a brotha!