Yero Gaynaako






















Yero is a rapper and human rights defender from Mauritania, who was forced to flee to the Netherlands as a political refugee. An artist with razor sharp lyrics on the plight of his people in Mauritania, with a raw delivery on old-school boom-bap beats. Yet Yero is also an activist, public speaker, researcher and festival director of Welooti, one of the largest festivals of West-Africa. In addition to his artistic productions, Yero gives lectures and organizes events on human rights and artistic rights in Mauritania and beyond. Yero sings in Fulani, a language that is spoken by more than 50 million people in over 18 countries on the African continent. He is an ambassador of Fulani culture.



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