Aug 11, 2010, 1:23 PM
Gambia`s hip-hop singer, Killer Ace has joined the call for the freedom of the abducted Nigerian girls by the so-called Islamic militants, Boko Haram by releasing a new songentitled‘Bring our girls’.
Over 200 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped last month from their boarding school in Chibok by Boko Haram and are suspected to be deep in Nigeria’s north-eastern Sambisa Forest, officially a game reserve but long a redoubt for smugglers and criminals hiding in its dense and thorny scrub.
“The Gambian rapper is the first musician in the world to create a song about this incident, a move which is highly hailed by music lovers, advocates and both the local and international press, including BBC and Radio Canada International,” according to Saikou Suwareh Jabai.
The song, named ‘Bring Back Our Girls’, got over 1000 plays on SoundCloud in just 24 hours after it was released.
The move, according music pundits, will go far enough in raising the flag of not only him, the music industry but the country as a whole.
Killa Ace told journalists the inspiration came from the abduction of the innocent girls who should be in school being capsized by a so-called Islamic group.
He described the incident as ‘not tolerable’, saying it is something that should not continue.
“As an artist who should speak sense and be the voice of the people, I decided to do a song about it. I don’t have a gun to go and attack Boko Haram, so my only bullet is my music and that’s why I do a song to condemn the incident,” he said.
He said the song may not have a very influential impact on the activities of Boko Haram but will go a long in sensitizing the people and ruling out that Islam is a violent religion.
He said the song clearly sends an alarm to Boko Haram and other groups alike to make a U-turn and live a decent live. The tune also dilated on extensively about the protection and empowerment of women and children.
On May, 23 students in the Greater Banjul Areas, youth’s organizations, minister of youths and sports Alieu K Jammeh, and artist Killa Ace hold a program at American corner comium building at Kairaba Avenue funded by ACTION AID. Under topic: ‘Think Young Women In Solidarity with Abducted Girls In Nigeria’.