Meet Sampha Sisay, A British Pianist And Singer With Sierra Leonean Ancestry Who Has Collaborated With Beyonce Drake, And Solange
Born and raised in London to Sierra Leonean parents in 1988, Sampha Sesay is a British pianist and singer with Sierra Leonean ancestry
Sampha emerged on MySpace almost a decade ago and was quickly sought out by dance producers for his honeyed, soulful vocals.
After appearing on records by SBTRKT and Jessie Ware, he was sought out by US R&B royalty, and can be heard on Beyonce’s Mine, Drake’s Too Much and Solange’s Don’t Touch My Hair.
Sampha own debut took 10 years to appear, as he cared for his ailing mother and struggled with his self-confidence.
Sampha has collaborated with big names Canada’s Drake, Kanye West and Solange
Sampha lived all his life. He never lose an opportunity to talk about his Sierra Leonean mother who died of cancer a couple of years ago, a loving mother who took care of him and his siblings till her death. A common story in black communities in the Western world.
It Sampha never changed his name (like a lot of musicians do), a name common in northern Sierra Leone, especially Tonkolili district.
check out his Youtube chanel