Macka begs abuse victims to ‘talk up’
Macka Diamond has officially hit out against domestic violence in a brand new single and video released on the Easter weekend.
The song, Talk Up, was recorded a few weeks ago after a video footage went viral online of a young man hitting a young woman repeatedly.
"Domestic violence is a serious issue and I'm happy to lend my voice to important issues like this. So many persons are listening to us as artistes, so if even one person listens to the Talk Up song and leaves an abusive situation, then I've played my part," Macka Diamond said.
The track is produced by Shaka Pow under his label Outfytt Records, and the visuals were shot and directed by Carlington Wilmot for Wilmot Films.
Macka Diamond said that the song is geared at encouraging persons going through abusive relationships to talk to someone, because staying silent may cost them their lives.
"Personally, I've never been physically abused by a partner, but I know persons who have gone through it, and we have seen so many cases end tragically. Talk Up encourages even those who aren't in the situation but see this happening to a friend or family member to not stay silent," Macka Diamond said.
She cntinued to drop new content in spite of the COVID-19 crisis and believes that especially now when relationships are being tested, that victims of domestic violence, whether male or female, should be protected.
The official video for Talk Up can be seen on Macka Diamond's VEVO page on YouTube.