Setche, an immigrant to the USA from Cameroon, is an engineer,songwriter, country singer, and inclusion, diversity, & equity expert; building bridges that transform hearts, minds, systems, and behaviors. She worked as a diversity & inclusion leader at Caterpillar Inc. and Intuit Inc., and is also a facilitator at the National Conflict Resolution Center and writes a DEI column, Building Bridges, for the San Diego Union Tribune. She is the president of Activist San Diego, where she helps raise public awareness about systemic issues and drives transformational action towards a more just society.
She has performed for religious, political, and community leaders and activists from around the world at various venues including the annual Human Rights Summit at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, the International Leadership Conference in Seoul, South Korea, and the African Leadership Summit in Cape Town, South Africa (organized by the Royal House of Mandela).
She has written and produced inspiring songs and community-building music videos like Childrend of World Batuo (Welcome).
She recently released her compiling music video, Black Country (filmed right here in Lakeside).
She wrote Black Country Girlbin 2013 while living in Corinth, Missisppi, where she worked as an engineer for Caterpillar, Inc.
She currently resides in San Diego, CA.
“Setche’s “Black Country Girl” is a moving and powerful claiming of country identity filled with personal backstory, sharp storytelling and humor. It’s one of the most fresh and compelling debut country singles I’ve heard in years.” —Jonathan Bernstein, Rolling Stone.
“In Setche’s music, I hear the joyous declaration of authenticity. Hers is a rallying cry to be yourself and break the bounds of social conformity. Country music is an overwhelmingly white enclave, but songs like “Black Country Girl” open doors to new ways of thinking across the racial divide. It is so catchy that I want to dance and smile. Bravo!” — Martin Eder, General Manager of KNSJ FM Radio
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