The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is proud to announce Warren “Wawa” Snipe will perform in ASL the National Anthem and America the Beautiful as part of the Super Bowl LV pregame at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, February 7, 2021!
Known affectionately by many as Wawa, he has been a trailblazer as an acclaimed recording artist in the Hip Hop world and developed his own niche: Dip Hop, which he defines as “Hip Hop through deaf eyes.”
Hailing from the DC/MD/VA area, Wawa has been entertaining audiences since 2005 with critical reception and positive reviews. His unique rendering of Dip Hop explores Hip Hop through a mesmerizing blend of audio and imagery, and seeks to put Deaf recording artists on the map in the mainstream public interest. In 2016, Wawa released an album, Deaf: So What?!, which was designed to showcase the appeal of music to all including those who are deaf. In addition, Wawa is a well regarded actor and has had a recurring role in the Black Lightning TV series.
Wawa joins a prestigious list of talents that have rendered the ASL performance at previous Super Bowls, including: Christine Sun Kim, Aarron Loggins, Alexandria Wailes, Kriston Pumphrey, Marlee Matlin, Treshelle Edmond, Amber Zion, John Maucere, Rachel Mazique, Candice Villesca, and Kinesha Battles.