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Black Thunder releases ‘Journey to Libya’ video

May 15, 2015, 10:09 AM | Article By: Njie Baldeh

Black Thunder, a Gambian who is based in Switzerland, and a reggae dancehall singer has released a video entitled ‘Journey to Libya’

The video was produced by Hardcore Production and directed by Ndabi Pro.

According to him, the song’s inspiration came out of his love for humanity, and he has lost his close friend in the journey.

“Our leaders cannot do nothing about it at the moment, that is the reason I came up with this song to sensitize our young generation that they should not take the sea to Italy as it is dangerous,” he said.

“I urged our leaders to provide more development, education and employment for our youths to stay in their various African countries,” he said.

“It is disheartening to see our brothers and sister suffering in tiny boats; leaders should wake up and make a solution to the problem,” he added.

African and world leaders should sit and put in real action to provide more incentives to our youths; as concrete action for the youths’ upliftment is the solution to illegal migration, he continued.

“Black Thunder had toured in The Gambia in 2014, which was meant to promote my music and empowering youths through music, and had eight concerts in Junctionba event garden in Sukuta NjabaKunda, Kerewan, Club 22, Brikama and Sifoe; and during these shows people were responding positively to his music and they enjoyed the stage performances.”

He added that the monies generated from these shows were given to schools, and to help people in the hospitals like Serekunda and Fajikunda.

“Every year I will come to Gambia. I have a concept of not taking monies from my people, but ploughing back to them, to the needy and developmental issues,” he said.

He noted that he shot his 13-tracks video in The Gambia to show to the world that he represents Gambia.

According to him, his music is wide and it involves working with charitable organizations, and giving back to the people, especially the needy.

“I believe that one has to be useful in youth, with the belief that music is the unique tool or way to communicate with the people, especially youths,” he said.

He added: “My music is full of messages meant to uplift youths to be more productive in life.”

He said Gambia music is doing well, but still more needed to be done on the lyrics and to improve on studio sessions.

“Let’s advice each other rather than mocking each other; music is beyond that. All stakeholders should love each other, and give a helping hand to push our music forward.”

Short Biography

Black Thunder, whose real name is Saikou Kanteh, was born in NjabaKunda Central Badibou District; and did his childhood in Sukuta. He lived in Bern, Switzerland, for 10 years doing music as a career.

He has attended 20 months music school in Bern, in both theory and practicals, and used to be part of the best 12 Switzerland artistes.

He hashit singleslike ‘Eye Pon Me Girl’, ‘Too Late To Come Home’, ‘Money Make Them Funny’, ‘Woman I Need you My World’, ‘Mama Don’t Worry’, ‘Visa Use’ , and ‘One love’

He frequently has shows in Switzerland, Germany, and Austria with reggae artistes like Jah Turban, Capleton and RasAskia. Currently, he is working hard in studio on his two albums, due in mid 2015.