Sep 12, 2013, 10:04 AM
The Gambia's rising star, Jalex, was on stage at Bakoteh Annex Lower Basic School premises last week Friday, a program organised by the school authorities to raise funds for the school’s internal mock trial test, and also to undertake some development projects in the school from the money generated from the fundraising event. Speaking to this reporter, shortly after the fundraising event, the headmistress of Bakoteh Annex Lower Basic School, Mrs. Mam Fatou Sowe Faal, said the fundraising activity organised by her school with Jalex was a success, adding that the turn out of both the students and the audience was very impressive. She said the money generated from the event will be utilised for the purpose given, and thanked her teaching staff, students, watchmen and parents for their full support during the show.
Headmistress Faal revealed to Entertainment that because of that success and the love the students of Bakoteh Annex Lower School have for Jalex, this was why she has adopted Jalex as the brother of Bakoteh Annex Lower Basic School.
According to headmistress Faal, Jalex must be loved by everyone, and asserted that he always preaches peace, discipline and good neighbourliness amongst Gambians and the human race in general, in his songs. His songs are always educative if listened to carefully by the people, especially the young ones. Headmistress Faal described Jalex as a true musician who loves his country, which can be demonstrated from his songs. Jalex was contacted by Entertainment to shed light on his adoption by the headmistress of Bakoteh Annex Lower Basic School as the brother of the school. Jalex said he has accepted it in good faith, describing his adoption as a very good move. He added that as a musician, Bakoteh Annex Lower Basic School was the first school to adopt him as their brother.
According to Jalex, school children all over the country are his friends and he promised that he will one day have a show for Bakoteh Annex Lower Basic School students because of their love for him personally, and his music in general. He thanked the headmistress and her teaching staff for adopting him as their brother, and thanked the students for their large turn-out at the show.