Hello, my name is Albert and I am a musician. I was born in 1979 in Cameroon, the central African country, known as Little Africa because of its climatic diversity. Since 1472 Cameroon was under European influence with the landing of Portuguese Sailors. It was a German colony since 1884, which was placed under 80% French and 20 % English Administration by the Versailles Treaty in 1919. Therefore English and French are official national languages. Some place names, grave inscriptions or information signs are also reminiscent of the German colonial era. Although I lived in the English administrative zone, I also speak French and of course the regional ethnic language. In general people grow up multilingual in Cameroon. I have eight siblings, my mother was a teacher, and my father was an engineer. He had attended a German school of which there are many in Cameroon. This has more to do with the French school system then with the German colonial era. It is based on École maternelle as a state institution with a caring, educating and educational function, which is very similar to the German Kindergarten. Maybe that is why my father put so much emphasis on the education of his children. Whenever we did nonsense my father scolded us in German. Professionally my sisters followed my mother, my brothers became engineers following the example of my father. Against my fathers advice, I started studying political science and law after graduating from high school and made my first experiences as a journalist in Cameroon. I also did study exchange programs in Canada and Finland. I live in Germany since 2000. Working as a journalist for the print media and of course getting around in the world shaped my democratic awareness and motivated me to become politically active. As a result I took an increasingly critical stance against the state in Cameroon and was sentenced to 3 years in prison in absence. I am a member of the political committee of the SPD parliamentary group, I married a German woman and have two children. My daughter has already graduated from high school and my son wants to study political science. My original plan was to complete my studies in England, but I stayed here in Brandenburg because of my family. I have now completed my studies in England, and work here as a supervisor for 17 employees in a luxury hotel. Music has been my hobby since I was a student: pop music with elements of capoeira and rap. In more then three centuries of colonial times, capoeira developed from African dances, tones and cults in slave communities into a kind of „combat dance“. Of course, rap as a dark element in my songs shouldn’t be missing. My music wants to encourage protest against oppression. My first sensory impression of Germany was the smell of a Hot Dog. But my favorite food is Königsberger Klopse. When my mother in law first offered it to me I thought I’d never eaten anything better in my life. The ability to adapt is important to me, because integration is always based on reciprocity and means that you only see the other person, not the color, gender or anything else. What I like about Germany, which is now my second home, is the sense of order and punctuality. Here, you can count on boundaries being respected by everyone and freedoms being granted to everyone. This gives a good feeling of security and suits my strong sense of justice.