HAVIAH MIGHTY CELEBRATES IN WOMEN COLOUR WITH NEW VIDEO AND SINGLE ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
WATCH VIDEO FOR IN WOMEN COLOUR HERE
ON TOUR THROUGH APRIL
WITH SHOWS AT JUNOFEST 2019
TREEFORT MUSIC FEST AND OSHAWA MUSIC WEEK
Toronto, ON – March 8, 2019 – Prolific Toronto-based artist and producer, Haviah Mighty, delivers bold prose with strong sentiments today, as she shares the video for her new single, In Women Colour. The song arrives in alignment with International Women’s Day. Watch the video here.
In Women Colour was written and produced 100% by women; Haviah Mighty and fellow Toronto artist, Obuxum. The video was co-directed by Yung Yemi, and Shanik, and assisted by Lorenzo Colocado, and filmed in Toronto.
Inspired by a traumatic experience as a young girl, Haviah writes a reflective piece on the mental transition many black women will face. Part of that transition is realizing their differences, making boys/men/other women uncomfortable, leading them on their own journey of self-worth to better understanding who they are. Haviah touches upon her personal experiences with judgment around her appearance, reflecting on black pride, saying, “They used to say I’m too loud but that’s cool now, love my skin, always been proud, guess that’s in now. They used to say I’m too black with that crude rap and I courier the boom bap over new trap.” To exploring power divides, referencing a Grade 7 interaction where she was beat up by a male schoolmate while playing basketball with ‘the boys.’
She expresses the support system she desires for black, marginalized individuals, emphasizing the obvious outcry for black people to be recognized for more than their contribution to hip hop. Haviah speaks of finding that inner confidence for those unique individuals who will have to face ignorance, championing for anyone who has ever been left out. In Women Colour is an anthem for the underdog.
Consistently working on new music, it’s a sample of what Haviah has in the works for 2019. Haviah will be performing at JUNOFest in London, Ontario next weekend on March 15, followed by two shows in Boise, Idaho at Treefort Music Fest, and a stop at Oshawa Music Week in April. See below for a complete list of dates.
Haviah Mighty didn’t need to change her birth name when she decided to dedicate her career to music. In fact, Mighty couldn’t be more accurate a word to describe the 26-year-old artist, named one of XXL’s 15 Toronto Rappers You Should Know in 2019.
Raised in a musical household in Brampton, Ontario, Haviah started singing at the age of 4, rapping at 11, and producing at 15. Well-known for being one of the three MCs who make up The Sorority — a hip hop group born during an all-female cypher on International Women’s Day in 2016 — Haviah is making equally large waves as a solo artist.
Haviah has been releasing music independently since 2009, but it was her project, Flower City (2017), that propelled her solo career into further success. In 2018, Mighty’s track, Vámonos, appeared on HBO’s hit series, Insecure. That same year, Mighty was declared winner of the prestigious 2018/2019 Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class.
Haviah’s explosive live show, filled with in-your-face intensity and her fast, technical flows, has also quickly developed her reputation as one to keep an eye on, earning her opening slots for acclaimed artists like Sheck Wes, Nelly, Desiigner, Kranium, A Tribe Called Red, and Snoop Dogg.
In 2019, Mighty is preparing to release her most fully realized body of work to date, and continues to carve out spaces that boldly defy gendered expectations for women in hip hop.
Buy/stream In Women Colour: smarturl.it/hm-inwomencolour
March 15 - London, ON - JUNOFest 2019 - Rum Runners
March 15 - London, ON - Dundas Place - Fanshawe Live Stage
March 23 - Boise, ID - Treefort Music Fest - Prefunk
March 23 - Boise, ID - Treefort Music Fest - Linen Building
April 5 - Oshawa, ON - Oshawa Music Week - The Diezel Room