Feb 20, 2009, 4:40 AM
Mighty Joe, aka The Sunami, will host what he describes as “Thank You” night to his fans who turned up in their large numbers when he released his double album both CD and DVD album last October at Alliance Franco.
The young musician, who is well loved by the Gambian populace, said he felt over joy that night and felt he should organise something for his fans who showed him so much love when he was launching an album.
Mighty Joe said it is in this regard that he is calling on all his fans once again at Alliance Franco on 8 March and Brikama on 9. “I am known to deliver and I am known for surprises; so this time again I am calling on my fans to join me at Alliance Franco and Brikama respectively to attend a show that they will not attend for the rest of the year,” Mighty Joe said.
Speaking in an interview with Entertainment on Tuesday at his residence, Mighty Joe said he really wants to thank the Head of State, who is really supportive of his music, and his entire cabinet.
“I want to say thank-you to my number one fan His Excellency the President and your entire cabinet for giving not only me the courage and the platform to do music but also to many other Gambian musicians,” he said.
Mighty Joe said the album launching of “Where did the music go” was the greatest album launched in The Gambia and that he would assure his fans that the “Thank you” show will be bigger, while using the opportunity to tell his fans to come early this time around because at the launching many people were not able to make their way in because the place was overcrowded.
Mighty Joe said his album copies were given free at the gate and this time around he has other surprises he would not like to reveal to his fans who will be coming to the thank-you show.
He said his fans have been so supportive of his music since day one and this is the only way he could say thank you to them.
“I like to play good music to the people and this time again all the performances will be live band performances featuring lots of other surprising Gambian artistes.”
The Gambian rising star artiste said he would also like to thank a brother who has been so supportive of his music. “Thank you Mr Nfamara Darboe of Child Fund The Gambia,” he observed.
The young artiste said he would need the support of everyone in his career: “In whatever form is highly appreciated,” he said, adding: “I am slowly getting there and I know one day I will be there. Every citizen has to contribute a quota to the development of the country and I want to contribute my own quota through music, positive music for the people for that matter.”
On a final note, Mighty Joe said he is calling on all his fans once again to his Thank You show, promising his fans that every year he would release an album with many other surprises with the support of the general public.