Shot in the Bo-Kaap neighborhood of Cape Town, Laura Mvula’s energetic and visibly vibrant “Phenomenal Woman” video celebrates just that – the phenomenal woman. Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ Reminds Me of Black Beauty Lessons My Mom Instilled in Me Inspired by Maya Angelou’s “Phenomenal Woman,” Mvula affirms what the late, great Maya Angelou once attested, “I’m a woman, phenomenally.” Model Adwoa Aboah Opens Up About Addiction, Self-Acceptance and Giving Back “I wrote this anthem to raise up our women,” says Mvula. “We are givers of life, we are the children bearers, the nurturers, the heroines. We are extraordinary in our ordinarieness. We fly; we fight; we are [the] ‘Phenomenal Woman.’” Watch Prince and Kendrick Lamar Perform in Newly Resurfaced Video “The Dreaming Room,” Mvula’s second album, is out June 17. WANT MORE FROM ESSENCE? Subscribe to our daily newsletter for the latest in hair, beauty, style and celebrity news. TOPICS: