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Reading: Sierra Leonean Folk Singer, Fantacee Wiz Reacts After USA Tour, Gives Credit
Reading: Sierra Leonean Folk Singer, Fantacee Wiz Reacts After USA Tour, Gives Credit

Sierra Leonean Folk Singer, Fantacee Wiz Reacts After USA Tour, Gives Credit

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Fantacee Wiz
Fantacee Wiz

Fantacee Wiz, a young Sierra Leonean traditional folk singer, recently took to social media to express her gratitude towards Heather Maxwell and David Vandy after a successful show in the USA at SLAAM. In her post, she wrote, “Thank you Heather Maxwell Host/Producer of Music Time in Africa. Thank you David Vandy. My USA 🇺🇸 Tour is getting better than expected.”

This quote by Fantacee Wiz highlights the importance of support and mentorship in the music industry. As a young artist, it can be challenging to navigate the complexities of the music industry, especially when pursuing a career in a genre that is not mainstream. However, with the help of mentors and supporters, artists like Fantacee Wiz can find success and reach new heights.

Heather Maxwell, the host and producer of Music Time in Africa, has been instrumental in promoting African music and artists for over two decades. Her show has been a platform for many young African artists to showcase their talent and reach a wider audience. By giving artists like Fantacee Wiz the opportunity to perform on her show, she has helped them gain exposure and build their fan base.


The success of Fantacee Wiz’s USA tour is a testament to the power of mentorship and support in the music industry. Without the help of Heather Maxwell and David Vandy, it may have been more challenging for her to gain recognition and perform in the USA.

In conclusion, Fantacee Wiz’s quote highlights the importance of having mentors and supporters in the music industry. Aspiring artists can learn from her experience and seek out mentors who can help them navigate the complexities of the music industry. With the right support, young artists like Fantacee Wiz can achieve great success and reach new heights in their careers.

Fantacee Wiz is a Sierra Leonean multiple award winning Folksinger, Poet, Activist, Actor, Filmmaker, Entrepreneur, Fashion Designer & Children’s Ambassador born in Kabala. Raised in Freetown where she finished high school went to college and studied ICT(IT), Fantacee Wiz is one of the only traditional folk singers among the new school of recording artists in Sierra Leone.
She’s also the first singer to perform for inmates at both the Pademba Road and Special Court female prisons in Freetown.
In 2011 Fantacee Wiz started her very own Arts group which doubles as a performing Art Company called the Sierra Unity Playas ( ) while in college studying ICT at SiliconPro.
Since 2011 to date Sierra Unity Playas has been touring schools nationwide with the theme “Stay in School” , “Girls Not Brides”, “Shed No Blood for Power” and also opening safe spaces in schools for Adolescent Girls.
Along with her music career she has a couple of noted campaigns  which she is devoted to – “Say No To Rape” and “stop Violence Against Women”. Her love for women, children and charity work is also well known with her Badenya Foundation(
She’s the first spoken words poet in Sierra Leone to release a spoken words EP in Sierra Leone that’s available on E-Market titled “Kule(My Voice)” in November 2019.

Fantacee Wiz created her own genre of music because she’s passionate about her culture and tradition and wants to preserve what is left of our unique folklore and tradition through music. She blends cultural music with modern day contemporary music in a way that both the young and old can relate to.She released her debut albums in March 2020 titled “A Walk Home” is is available on all major  and minor platforms online.

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Sallu Kamuskay is a Sierra Leonean communication strategist, fixer, blogger, youth organiser, event manager, spokesperson, and public relations expert. His work has been regularly referenced and published by national and international media and public policy institutions. Sallu Kamuskay was a child during the brutal war in Sierra Leone. Growing up in the midst of conflict, Sallu witnessed unimaginable abuse of children and gross violations of human rights. The horrors he witnessed during the Civil War had a terrible impact on him at a very tender age. But despite the shock of the war, Sallu never lost hope. He started on a journey of recovery, studying, and working for a better future. At age 15, Sallu entered into the world of activism and advocacy. Sallu Kamuskay was the Vice President of the Young Leaders Organisation, a member of the National Youth Council. The Young Leaders is one of the oldest youth-led organisations in West Africa. 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