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Dark-I arrives in Gambia

Jul 31, 2015, 12:50 PM

Dark-I a Nigerian Afro-beat hip hop artiste based in German is currently in The Gambia to promote his latest album entitled “Dombolo”, comprising seven tracks recorded at Will-Hit Records in German.

Dark-I is expected to start his concerts on 24 July -7 August, 2015 at Gunjur, Redcrock hotel, Joko Westfield and Janjanbureh for a cultural show.

Dark-I said he wants to promote his music in The Gambia and collaborate with Gambians artistes to shoot videos.

The Delta state born sensation, who is vocal in promoting the black continent as manifested in his moniker, said his Gambia trip is like ‘homecoming’, ‘for Africa we are one people’.

The producer cum artiste is also optimistic that his Gambia trip will open up avenues in his quest to expand his Will-Hit Records in The Gambia.

With two albums under his belt, Dark-I is a phenomenal star, whose music is doing well among African communities in Germany as he continues to promote afro-beats.

However, what makes his recent album a must grab copy is the hit song he dedicates to the President of the Republic, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji. Dr Yahya AJJ Jammeh for his visionary and pan African leadership style.

Some of the finest tracks in his ‘Dombolo’ album include: ‘Wobble Wobble’, ‘Ifeoma ft Shocking Murray’, ‘Aisha- Nwa’, ‘Time na Money’ and the one he dedicate to the Gambian leader titled: ‘Mr President Yahya Jammeh’.

At a recent press conference held at Jokor, the afro-beat star spoke about African integration, affirming that he felt like at home.

“If you find a place that you feel comfortable and you can do something nice, don’t look at that it’s not Gambia or Nigeria’.

“Just take it as a black nation and that’s how I look at it. So my coming to The Gambia is like making myself worldwide in Africa. I have been representing hip-hop, but basically I have never toured African countries, even my own country Nigeria.

“The last time I was in Nigeria was in 2009, because I was not doing that type of music and area too much, as I always do my music in the West. “But when afro-beat came out everybody is representing their continent, tribe and language.

“As a result, we dropped American stuffs such as hip-hop and RnB and we embrace afro-beats and I must extend shouts-out to Fela Kuti, who introduced the afro-beat.”

The afro-beat sensation is also planning to shoot a video of the song he dedicates to the Gambian leader while in The Gambia.

While in the country, Dark-I is expected to performed a series of concerts notably, July 24th at Gunjur, July 26th at Jokor, July 7th Red Croc, while on August 8th will be a jam-packed affair at Jokor.

Elsewhere, Dark-I is expected to perform at the Janjanbureh Cultural Festival on August 1st.

Lamin Keshla Jammeh, an artiste, said all is set for Dark- I’s performance in The Gambia.

We look forward to a positive response from the public for the shows, he said.