Suboi rose to fame when she unexpectedly rapped in front of President Barack Obama. From a young woman who learned English by listening to rap lyrics, Hàng Lâm Trang Anh has become a powerful female voice in an industry dominated by men. In this short film she explains the experiences that have shaped her uncompromising lyrics – and her dedication to Vietnam despite a rising following in the US and beyond.
The Pioneers: ASEAN Women of 2018 was first broadcast in May 2018 in Australia and across the Asia Pacific region via ABC Australia. All six videos are officially hosted on Youtube by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The series is the 2018 recipient of the Public Affairs Asia Gold Standard Award for Diplomatic Engagement.