After 20 Years In The Industry, Sierra Leonean Rapper Kao Denero Appointed Special Envoy And Ambassador For Entertainment By President Bio

The President of Sierra Leone, Dr. Julius Maada Bio has appointed Amara Dennis Turay Jalloh aka Kao Denero as the new Special Envoy for Entertainment and Investment.

His new appointment will require him to promote Sierra Leone’s business, products, and entertainment interests. He will also be responsible for identifying entertainment and investment opportunities. Other duties will be presented to him by President Bio.

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A day before his appointment, Amb  Kao took on his Facebook page and posted

‘’ Soon things will never be the same on a positive note.

Once real empowerment has been established our music industry is on the verge to being restructured and getting a strong facelift.

What benefits one should benefit all.

I say less for now.

More updates to follow.”


Few minutes after the release of his appointment, Kao reacted on social media. “More grease to the elbow. Mr. Entertainment Ambassador. I always knew rapping was not the be it all for me. Say hi to the new diplomat,” said Kao. He further thanked the president for believing in him and he looks forward to rejuvenating the entertainment industry. Kao Denero is the CEO of Black Leo Entertainment and one of the oldest rappers in Sierra Leone.

Get to know your our Amb

Kao Denero (Amara Dennis Turay) is a Sierra Leonean hip-hop artist. He was born in Lungi township, Port Loko District in Sierra Leone. He attended St. Edwards Secondary School in Freetown. His parents separated at 13

His third album ‘King of Africa’ (2005) was very successful, leading to his adoption of the title as nickname. His first album was ‘Black Leo 4 Life’ (2003). He hit the limelight with the release of his second album, ‘Stories From Freetown’, which had the hit single ‘Emonah’ featuring Big Joe. The song won the Best Hip-Hop Song at the Premier Music Awards.

He has also released the albums ‘Freetown’s Most Wanted’ and ‘A New Beginning’.

Sallu Kamuskay

Sallu Kamuskay is a Sierra Leonean activist, storyteller, and blogger. He was born in Sierra Leone but later relocated to Guinea as a refugee because of the war in his country. Sallu Kamuskay uses his phone to engage on social media, under the name ‘’Salone Messenger’. He Co-Founded the Salone Messenger platform after his experience of the war, Ebola, and injustices. According to him, silence was the root cause of war, and of many social injustices, we continue to face as a nation. In 2013, during the Ebola crisis, Sallu Kamuskay took the risk and volunteered to fight Ebola. He spent some months in both safe and unsafe places; helping the victims and telling their sad stories. The election in 2018, left a divided country with communities fighting on tribal lines. This inspired Sallu Kamuskay to serve as the coordinator of the United Sierra Leone peace concert, which was organized in 4 major parts of the country, targeting violent communities and troubled youth. Sallu Kamuskay led a group of entertainers, activists, and organizations across the country on a peace tour, a program supported by the European Union, United Sierra Leone, Africa Union, ECOWAS, and the Messeh Leone Trust. Sallu Kamuakay has also served as a staff writer for the Hidden Voices Magazine. Over the years, Sallu Kamuskay has been using his Techno phone to be able to tell stories, the phone he used to tell the story of Gbessay during Ebola who was admitted at one of the Ebola treatment centers after rumors that she had Ebola when the actual sickness was ulcer, she was almost abandoned at the treatment canter with no medication provided to her. She could have died. Sallu told the story via social media and was able to secure funding from the United Sierra Leone to buy her medication and advocated for her. She was later discharged and taken home, He did the same to a patient that died and was abandoned in the street, Sallu Kamuskay used his phone and shared the message across, the corps was later taken and buried. It could have been more disaster without his voice. The story of late America Stress 3-year-old daughter. The hero’s daughter was abandon after his father's death. He shared her sad story and was able to get a sister who has taken the child as her own and is currently providing her with educational support. The article of America Stress can be read on the link below http://ayvnewspaper.com/index.php/k2-categories/item/7350-america-stress-a-hero-to-recognize. Sallu Kamuskay feels the stories of Gbessay, America stress and that of many others need to be told. The media house we have cannot better tell these stories, they are better reporters than telling human interest stories. He created the Salone Messenger platform and brought together passionate storytellers to be able to tell these compelling stories.

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