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What people see is a Black man, not a German passport

December 14, 2021 Otako and Oggie Wisdom Lauer Season 1 Episode 14
Hear My True Story
What people see is a Black man, not a German passport
Show Notes


In this episode we have Oggie Wisdom Lauer again sharing his personal experiences as a Black man in Germany. He shares his own opinion with us: should you get a German passport or not! He also shares his experience as a Black person in Germany with a German passport! Can the German passport save him from racism? What are the pros and cons of having a German passport for a Black person living in Germany?

Oggie Wisdom Lauer is a well known artist and musician from Zambia  living in Germany where he leads an African Roots Reggae band called Rising Fire Reggae Band in Marburg.

Rising Fire is an African Roots Reggae band from Marburg, Germany. The band was founded in 2009 by Oggie Wisdom Lauer, from Zambia, as lead singer and guitar player. The band plays Roots Reggae, Ska, Dub, Rhumba and more. In 2010 Rising Fire was announced as the best reggae band in Hessen County. Since then the band plays all over Germany among other bands from Germany, Jamaica and Africa. In April 2017 Rising Fire had a very successful tour in Israel, including shows in Tel Aviv and Jam session with the Israeli famous reggae scene. The band brings with the music a great message to the audience- TO LOVE! We are all one people. If you have a voice- speak up! It doesn't matter what color your skin is, what your religion is, or where are you from. The band carries this message to shows all over the world, with music in German, African, English, Hebrew and more.


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