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Thione Ballago Secka to storm Banjul next week

Dec 2, 2011, 2:26 PM

A few days to come, the Senegambia highway is expected to rise above nature in a magnificent grandeur.

The airplane that is supposed to carry the Senegalese star is expected to touch The Gambian soil day before the concert.

Entertainment was proudly informed by the organizers of the programme - Gambia Civil Aviation Authority.

Upon the arrival of the Senegalese music star in the country, no one within Senegambia will be left in doubt of the emerging full-filled nights as the Senegalese star is expected to blow the minds of the audience with his powerful voice and orchestrated dance steps.

Thione Secka will be in the country to stage earth-trembling series of three musical concerts.

The three-day musical extravaganza will be one of the major musical packages to give mbalax music lovers for a happy weekend.

On 9 December, the Senegalese musician will perform at a gala dinner at the Kairaba Beach Hotel Gardens. On 10 and 11 December, the star artistes will stage other concerts at Dream Park.

He will perform along with prominent Gambian artistes, such as Jaliba Kuyateh, Diha, Nancy Mboob and others.

Speaking in an interview with Entertainment on Tuesday at the office of the Gambia Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Sheriff Badjie, Chairman of GCAA, said: “Forming such an association is not something new in this country. We formed this association to contribute to national development. We take the environment as our subject; therefore we signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Forestry.

Mr Badjie told Entertainment that the association is looking at other areas like empowering women, health and agriculture.

“The association is doing something for Bansang hospital,” he said. He went on to reveal that the association was formed about two years ago with the aim of bringing the staff together and more importantly to help or complement management efforts in terms of staff welfare. According to him, the association also used to bring rice and sugar during Ramadan to give to the staff on credit basis.

Mr Badjie therefore called on the general public to come in full force and support the association. “Come one come all,” he said.