Amandla Stenberg—aka Rue from The Hunger Games—has recently been making headlines for her brilliant responses to cultural appropriation, but did you know that she's also a talented musician? Here are 9 fun facts about the 16-year-old actress. We have a feeling that Amandla isn't going anywhere anytime soon!
There's a Deeper Meaning to Her Name
"Amandla" actually means "power" in Xhosa and Zulu. On her website the 16-year-old actress explains that her mother discovered the name after listening to Miles Davis' 1989 album, "Amandla." "My mother thought to herself, 'If I ever have a daughter, this is what I'll name her," she writes. Additionally, the phrase "Amandla Awethu" was commonplace during anti-apartheid rallies in South Africa. It's meaning? Power to the people. The more you know!