Luaty Beirão


Luaty Beirão (aka ikonoklasta or Brigadeiro Mata Frakuxz) is an Angolan rapper and activist known for his battle fight against corruption in Angola. Born in Luanda in November 1981, he later left for Europe to study and graduated in electrical engineering in Plymouth, UK and economics and management in Montpellier, France. He started singing in 1994 and soon developed a reputation for his outspoken political lyrics.

On 20 June 2015 the popular hip-hop musician was arrested along with 14 other local activists in connection with a meeting to discuss governance issues in the country’s capital, Luanda. He subsequently made headlines for embarking on a hunger strike in protest again his detention.

AOLuanda, Angola


Luaty Beirão
Profile added by Music In Africa Foundation on 09 Nov 2015