Emicida and Drik rap against child labour

Updated: Mar 26, 2021

Emicida, Drik Barbosa
Rappers Emicida and Drik Barbosa. PHOTO: Image Collab

Rap music is being used to raise awareness about the problem of child labour in Brazil as part of a national campaign to address officials’ fears that the coronavirus will push more youngsters into exploitative work. The campaign is spearheaded by famous rappers Emicida, 34 years old, and Drik Barbosa, 28 years old, who have written a song called ‘Sementes’ (Seeds) released on 9 June and are doing a weekly podcast with 12 social media videos about child slavery.