Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, MC, activist, philanthropist and acclaimed Hip-Hop artist Maimouna Youssef a.k.a. Mumu Fresh performed at the 2019 BET Black Girls Rock! Awards that aired on BET last night. Mumu received a standing ovation for her soul-stirring performance of her song “Say My Name” honoring the Mothers of the Movement (M.O.M), which is a group of women whose African American children have been killed by police officers or by gun violence.
Seven women from the group include Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner; Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin; Maria Hamilton, mother of Dontre Hamilton; Lucy McBath, mother of Jordan Davis; Lezley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown, Cleopatra Pendleton-Cowley, mother of Hadiya Pendleton; and Geneva Reed-Veal, mother of Sandra Bland.
“It was an honor for me to perform at the Black Girls Rock! Awards after being a fan of the work Beverly Bond has done to empower young black girls for so long” states Mumu. “Then to be asked to honor the ‘Mothers of the Movement’ was a blessing for me.”
Watch performance below!