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Female Vocalist Ndey Cham: Emerging Diva

Jul 25, 2008, 9:34 AM | Article By: By Binta Fatty

Ndey Cham, aBanjul- born music super star in the making, started music at a tender age. She is an emerging diva endowed with fluid voice and an exceptional stage presence.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Entertainment at her residence in Manjaikunda, The female vocalist said that she has released only one album entitled 'Njall' meaning sympathy.

According to her, the album was dedicated to the late Athaji Sankung Sillah and Son, a trend setting Gambian- born entrepreneur. She said, "I dedicated the album to the late Athaji Sankung Sillah because he was someone who helped transform the lives of many Gambians through providing employment opportunities for them. We will never ever forget him in the history of The Gambia." She said the album contains six tracks and it was sponsored by Africell.

The emerging diva explained that she has already signed a two-year contract with Africell. She added that at the moment, she is working on her second album after which both albums will be launched at once. Ndey's lyrics, which are highly danceable, are always loaded with meaningful and factual messages. Some of the songs she has produced are presently enjoying prime airplay on local radio stations.

Touching on the 22ndJly Celebration, The young vocalist lady told Entertainment that almost all Gambian Musicians have made a song for the president but, for her, she made a poem for the president and the poem touches from the day he took over the country up to today.

Comparing Gambian artists with their Senegalese counterparts, the Banjul- born artist called on all Gambians to lay hands on one desk and support their Gambian artists. She said Gambian artists are really trying but they lack support from Gambians themselves.

In a final chat with The Point Entertainment boss, Njie Baldeh, Ndey Cham added that, The president is definitely helping Gambian musicians and therefore others should emulate him so that the music industry in The Gambia can grow rapidly.