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Feb 27, 2015, 10:48 AM | Article By: Njie Baldeh

The Cypher, a big hip hop movement, recently awarded certificates of appreciation to music journalists in the country. The ceremony was held at Alliance Francaise.

Speaking at the ceremony Mariama Bojang who is working with the Cypher, said the certificates were awarded to these journalists because of their efforts and continuous publicity on the Cypher in general and more especially the just concluded rap battle, which took place in Bakau.

Bojang said without the media, especially print, the show would not have been a success.

She appreciates their efforts a lot and that is why the certificates were issued.

Killer Ace, the leader of the Cypher and a controversial Hip hop artiste, also made similar remarks, highlighting the importance of the print media in the entertainment industry. He called on the journalists to continue working hard and support the Cypher events. He said they still have a series of lined up events which they will reveal soon.

On behalf of the Gambia Music Journalists Association, DJ Kepz welcomed the gesture and called on other artistes’ groups to emulate the Cypher.

He assured the Cypher that the entertainment journalists will continue to cover events for the Cypher and Gambian music in general.

Journalists who received the certificate are Sheriff Janko of the Daily Observer, Njie Baldeh of The Point newspaper, Bakary Ceesay of The Voice and DJ Kepz of Foroyaa newspaper (Gamvibes).