Sierra Leonean musician Fantacee Wiz recently shared her experience of being moved to tears by the overwhelming love and appreciation shown to her by her fans. In a heartfelt message on social media, she expressed her gratitude for the support and affection she has received from her fans, and how it has affected her deeply.
In a Facebook post, she said “At first when I use to see people cry when they see their favourite artiste or celebrity, I use to think they’re doing too much & it seems too good to be true until it happened to me(multiple times actually).It has happened multiple times(now) and I found myself crying on a lady recently(she kept squeezing me and saying it’s you in flesh and blood), she was so excited to see me and she started crying. Me being a cry baby I started crying too because it’s such a beautiful feeling.Thank you guys for loving me this much and most times I’m oblivious about how much people love and appreciate me.
I love you too and I appreciate you all. Thank you so much for your love and appreciation.”
For many people, the idea of crying at the sight of a celebrity or artist may seem excessive or even ridiculous. However, Fantacee Wiz’s experience shows that there is something incredibly powerful about the connection between an artist and their fans. When we admire someone’s work or are inspired by their talent, we invest a part of ourselves in them, and their success becomes our success.
In a world where we are often encouraged to be cynical and detached, it can be easy to forget the importance of emotional connections. We may dismiss the idea of being moved to tears by a piece of music or a performance as sentimental or weak. But in reality, these moments remind us of our shared humanity, our capacity for empathy and connection, and the beauty that can arise from these connections.
Fantacee Wiz’s message is a reminder that artists and celebrities are not just distant figures on a screen or stage, but real people who have the power to touch our lives in profound ways. It also highlights the importance of showing appreciation and support for those whose work we admire, whether they are famous or not.
In a world where negativity and criticism can be all too prevalent, it is important to celebrate and uplift those who bring joy and inspiration into our lives. Fantacee Wiz’s experience shows that even small acts of kindness and appreciation can have a powerful impact on someone’s life. So let us all take a moment to show gratitude for those who enrich our lives, and to celebrate the power of emotional connections in all their forms.
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 (http://www.facebook.com/SierraUnityPlayas ) 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(https://m.facebook.com/officialbadenyafoundation/).
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.