Before leaving Tacoma, Melannie did some research to find a few famous Black people in Norway she could meet. She lucked out when she found the Masters family. She arranged to interview the two brothers of the family at the Nordic Black Theatre located in a charming old building in the middle of Oslo.
Christoffer Roppen Masters (left), 26, is an actor and Rap artist. His brother, Nicolas (right), 21, is studying to be an engineer.
Christoffer gained fame in Norway when he performed his first Rap song in 2014 with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and it was broadcast to all of Norway. “It was an uplifting song of inspiration that everybody could relate to,” Chris said.
Melannie asked if these two Black men are in any way fearful of the police in Norway. “Absolutely not,” was the reply from both men. “The police are here to protect us,” they both agreed.
Nicolas added, “It is mind-boggling to me that not everyone in your country (U.S.) is taken care of.”
Following the interview the crew was treated to an original Rap performance by Christoffer.