Maroon 5’s empowering music video

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It was indeed a pleasant surprise to watch Maroon 5 ft Cardi B’s Girls Like You music video that was dropped last week. The ninth track from their album Red Pill Blues has a women empowerment message and a lot of us did not see that coming until the release.

While the song is catchy and going to be in our playlist forever, it was uplifting to watch women from different cultures, professions and regions to be represented so beautifully. Directed by David Dobkin, the idea behind the video was to show the breadth of how women shape the world.

Who were all featured?

Around 25 influential women are featured in the video and they are: singers Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Mary J Blige, Rita Ora and Jennifer Lopez, actors Gal Gadot, Elizabeth Banks, Beanie Feldstein and Millie Bobbie Brown, comediennes Sarah Silverman, Franchesca Ramsey and Tiffany Haddish, entertainer-actor-writers Phoebe Robinson and Lily Singh, athletes-Olympian Aly Raisman, Chloe Kim and Alex Morgan, author-media entrepreneur Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, actor role Trace Lysette, who is one of the first transgenders to take a non-trans role, activist-writer Angy Rivera, TV personality-writer-activist Ellen DeGeneres, activist Jackie Fielder, race car driver Danica Patrick, model Ashley Graham and Behati Prinsloo, and politician-activist IIhan Omar.

With more than 74 million views on YouTube and Twitter trending on it, the song deserves all the attention. If you still haven’t watched the video, here’s the link: bit.ly/2J2Ocs1