Enny And Amia Brave's "Peng Black Girls" Reminds Us That Black Women Are Not Monolithic

Enny And Amia Brave's "Peng Black Girls" Reminds Us That Black Women Are Not Monolithic


November 05, 2020

When an artist comes through with something as fresh and clean as Enny's "Peng Black Girls", we have to give it its dues. An uplifting salute to Black women of all shades, shapes and hairstyles, her lyrics raise Black women up, but they also remind us that Black women are not monolithic.

As ever, the South Londoner comes through with a silky-smooth rap flow, gracefully wowing us with her dry wit and ice-cold wordplay over a chilly Praya production. The icing on the cake comes from Amia Brave, who steps in with an angelic hook, reiterating We gon' be alright, okay — a sentiment we all needed to hear right now.

"'PBG' was written from a place of my subconscious," says Enny, "looking at my family, friends or even random women and just thinking: 'Wow, society and your own culture will tell you you're not beautiful because your skin is a certain shade, or your features don't look a certain way.'"

Otis Dominique's intimate visuals hone straight in on the song's ethos, documenting Black women of all kinds. He fills the video with warm, charming shots of friends and family in traditional Nigerian wear, reinforcing the multi-faceted nature of what it means to be a Black woman, and celebrating every bit of it.



Words: Ian Opolot
Photography: Timo Spurr


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