By M. Uneh Yahmia
MC Caro is using her talents to build political and social consciousness at a time her country needs her the most. When almost every artist is sucked, and kissing up to the powers that be, she has risen from the slums to expose a system that oppresses the people and denies the youth the opportunity to unleash its potential. This is the boldest decision any young man or woman can make at a time the fatherland is being scandalized and devoured.
MC Caro has placed her talents at the service of her people and those mired in bullying her because she comes from the down trodden and sings of their miseries, only exposes how backward and limited they are. Caro is being emotionally tortured by a genre of people whose plights, misery, pains and appalling social condition she communicates to the world through her lyrics. To me, her lyrics strike of poetic justice. They are a stream of consciousness and identifies with the oppressed and the exploited layers of the Liberian society.
I do not see what the urchins see. Caro’s critics it seems are concerned with worldly delusions which are the cravings of the wretched of the earth; those who think that brandishing flashy fashions and gadgets while looking like pimps from some Western metropolis in an ego driven bliss to hide their low self-esteem, Caro is different, and she is as real as they come. MC Caro is a fine artist who seems way ahead of her times. At the Liberian Music Awards, while others lavished in foreign designed attires, she elected to gown a suit made of an African traditional fabrics—-proud to portray her African culture and values. While others chose to pose half-naked like ladies ready for the night, she appeared dignify and reserved and modest in her dress and style.
MC Caro should be celebrated as a genuine and authentic artist who neither signs nor sings up to opportunism or sits idly with indifference to the social discards that stifles the society in which she lives. She belongs therefore in a league of emerging African artists in these post-colonial eras, artists who use their songs to communicate the despairs, and hopes— she is consumed therefore, with the stab of pains experienced by her land and people.
Main Photo: MC Caro