Chika Oranika’s poetic rhymes call out rappers for forgetting about their black roots and catering to white listeners. Chika eloquently employed her spoken word-leaning approach to call out Kanye for his controversial statements about slavery being a “choice” and his support for Donald Trump. “When your check clears don’t forget that your children are still black/ and your Music has been wack and your views are moving back,” the 21-year-old spits, her unrelenting cadence steadily moving in tandem with the military beat of “Jesus Walks.” Chika’s powerful callout has racked up almost 300,000 views on Instagram and earned her follows from Naomi Campbell, Troye Sivan, and Leslie Jones.
Chika is in the process of recording her first EP and gearing up to drop her first official single. “I’m gonna be here for a long time,” Chika says, insistent on not being another flash-in-the-pan social media star. “I’m gonna make sure the stories that need to be told, get told.”