In our support to iconic ladies of Hip Hop, we had to share Seinabo Sey‘s the new (but not that new) track called “Pretend”.
Seinabo was inspired musically by artists such as Alicia Keys and Beyoncé early on in life. She grew up in Halmstad, Sweden, surrounded by artistry and creativity, her father Mawdo Sey was a renowned musician in West Africa.
In an interview, she recalled being nine years old and watching Alicia Keys and Destinys Child on MTV, leading her to become obsessed with singing. Sey had academic dreams and wanted to study at Yale as an adolescent, being inspired by watching Gilmore Girls, and took academic steps towards that dream, enrolling in a international baccalaureate program in Halmstad, Sweden, although at the age of sixteen she ended up changing course, moving to Stockholm to attend and later graduate from Fryshusets esthetics program with a concentration in soul music.