Azagaia (Edson da Luz) – Short Biography CEPCB

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Azagaia (Edson da Luz), was born on May 6, 1984 in the town of Namaacha, Maputo province, to a Cape Verdean father and a Mozambican mother, and died on March 9, 2023. At the age of 10, he moved to the city of Maputo, where he continued his studies until higher education. A rapper and social and human rights activist, he used music to denounce injustices and social inequalities. Considered to be the hero of his time (youth), with his writings and songs he brought down the regime of fear that prevailed in the country, inspiring the exercise of the right to protest in Mozambique (and Angola) under the slogan people in power, first at his funeral and on March 18 throughout the country, protests which were (again) repressed by the authorities, accusing the young demonstrators of an attempted coup d’état.



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