Azagaia (which means light javelin or spear) is a Mozambican hip-hop artiste, university student and rapper.
The rawness of his music and the lyrical content of his songs have caused discomfort in some circles, took the mozambican blogging community by storm and saw him apparently fall victim to alleged attempts at silencing his voice.
His album, Babalaze, was released in 2007. He has been a very controversial artiste due to some of his lyrics. His song 'As Mentiras da Verdade' talked about the murder of journalist Carlos Cardoso and the subsequent trial. His ‘Povo no Poder’ was considered a panegyric on the Maputo riots of 5 February 2008. He was called in for questioning at the Maputo City attorney's office on 30 April 2008. One of his songs included insults against the country's president, Armando Guebuza, and also contains what could easily be understood as a threat.
He is being produced by Cotonete Records.