In conjunction with International Women’s Day, be inspired by these tracks celebrating the strength and versatility of a woman:
Seksis by Anita Sarawak
From her bold fashion choices to her energetic dance moves, Anita has always been a fearless performer. Similarly, in Seksis, the Singaporean singer does not mince her words as she sings about the discrimination she experienced as a woman.
Released in 2004, the song urges listeners to look past the stereotypes and conventional roles assigned to women. And Anita delivers the song the way only she can – why, with a whole lot of sass and panache, of course!
Aku by Datuk Seri Siti Nurhaliza
Malaysia’s No. 1 singer talks about the uniqueness that comes with being a woman in 2015’s Aku; that women can both be soft and strong; that women are sensitive enough to see the needs of others and courageous enough to take on life’s challenges.
Tamparan Wanita by Elite
Popular 1990s girl group Elite enjoyed major success with this catchy, uptempo 1998 track, Tamparan Wanita. The song talks about a woman in an abusive relationship who finally finds the strength to stand up against her abuser.
Side note: Did you know Elite made a comeback on reality singing series Gegar Vaganza last year?
Ikut Rentakku by Jaclyn Victor
Jaclyn sings about being a woman whose life doesn’t revolve around her man in 2013’s Ikut Rentakku. She’s a busy career woman, and if you want to take her out on a date, she’ll fit you in her schedule – not the other way round.
Bukan Hal Aku by Kaka Azraff
Kaka Azraff is one of very few female hip hop artistes to ever compete at the finals of prestigious song comeptition Anugerah Juara Lagu. Although Bukan Hal Aku didn’t win, it’s still an impressive feat. The songs encourages women to moving forward after a break-up.
Ku Bersuara by Ernie Zakri
The music video of Ku Bersuara, which dropped last December, powerfully depicts an aspiring singer exposing her manager who used and tricked her. The power ballad encourages women, who have kept silent for too long, to stand up and speak out against the injustices or discrimination they face.
Vroom Vroom by Nabila Razali
Vroom Vroom, released in January, sounds just like its title suggests. Nabila sings about starting up the engine and driving away from her playboy lover.