Ras Emmanuel starts Gambia tour

Friday, December 14, 2018

New Jersey-based Jamaican reggae ambassador Ras Emmanuel has commenced his Gambia tour which saw him launched his new album “That Day” on 16 November, 2018 at Moses Lodge in Jarra Soma.

On November 17, Ras had a show atFarafenni Senior Secondary School and at Basse Youth Center on November 24, where he was backed by African Light Sound.

He told journalists that the tour is going well as many people are getting the message and the proceeds of the tour will be directed to helping schools, poor and needy families in The Gambia.

“I have a plan to set up a Ras Emmanuel UNTIL THAT DAY Foundation meant to help less privileges school going children in The Gambia and to carry out some developmental projects,” he said.

He added that: “My motto for Gambians and African youth is for them to respect their parents and educate themselves to develop Africa for the betterment of all.”

He promised to give a helping hand to Soma community radio, Paradise FM in Farafenni and other disciplines in society.

He commended Ras Iray, Color Heritage and whole orthodox family for motivating him to come and spread UNTIL THAT DAY message in The Gambia.

Ras’s road manager Ebrima Jatta, alias DJ Mutaburaka said the tour is not only meant for music but Ras want to contribute his own quota in the development of The Gambia.

Jatta, also Ras’sUNTIL THAT DAY Foundation manager said Ras believes in education that is the reason he is encouraging school going kids to be serious in their education.

He explained that he has visited two schools where he encourage them and promise to sponsor two kids up to a graduate level.

About Ras

Ras Emmanuel a.k.a Nasir Gowdie, producer, song writer, and performer was born in Kingston Town, Jamaica in 1976. He grew up in the Parish of St. Catherine, Central Village.

Ras Emmanuel started his music career in the early 90’s and was discovered by the Legendary DJ I Roy who brought him to People’s Choice Studio in Spanish Town where he did is first single (Next Door to God).

Shortly after, Ras Emmanuel won a nomination on The Red Label contest. This event was significant in representing his community of St Catherine. He was backed by the Legendary Fab 5 Band.

Coming to the U.S in 1997, his mission was still to pursue his music career. Ras Emmanuel scored an opportunity to link with SS. Entertainment to do a string of singles. He made his first hit song in NJ called (Loving Enemies) featuring his wife Queen Zebulun.

“The Life Riddim” was produced by Ibo Cooper from the Third World Reggae Ambassador Band and Alfred Ibby Brissett out of Jamaica. It was recorded at Nate Basement Studios in the U.S.A.

Ras Emmanuel released his first album titled (Loving Enemies) in 2005. You can make it part of your collection by purchasing it on cdbaby.com/rasemmanuel. His biggest hit song so far is (Nuh send Nuh Guns to Jamaica) found on the Roots and Right All Star Album on the Fisherman label. Ras Emmanuel went on to win “Song of The Year” in NJ, was voted a big tune, and also won the Radio Award on Roots FM 96.1 in Jamaica.

Ras Emmanuel continues to put out more hit songs to add to his versatile flavor. He collaborated with Jamaican singer, Dr. Love and scored another hit song called ( I Know). To add to his string of hits, he continued to win many more awards, including New Jersey’s Artist of The Year, and song of the year. He has toured with the famous Easy Star All-Stars Band to Europe, and Australia. 

Author: Njie Baldeh