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Singer Ceejay Mark to represent Sierra Leone in Abuja

Sierra Leonean hit maker, Ceejay mark will be travailing to Nigerian to perform at Black Solo  Album Listening party in Abuja

Ceejay mark will be representing Sierra Leone in Abuja tomorrow at the Black Solo  Album Listening party.

Singer Ceejay Mark disclosed during a Facebook post that he will be representing Sierra Leone at Black Solo  Album Listening party.

 

Born Hassan Daramy, Cee Jay started his career as part of an underground RnB/hip-hop group known as Word-up Society in 1997. He went on to become part of The Paradise Family in 1999, then Conscious Knowledge which consisted of fellow artists K-Man and Harold Bone.

He started his solo career in 2004 with Studio J Music with the release of Nor Pwell Me Way which featured songs like ‘Care 4 you’, ‘Take You Place’. He followed the success of this with his second album titled ‘Wan Day Me Tem Go Kam’.

He became the Chairman of the Artists for Peace movement during the 2007 elections in Sierra Leone, using his music as a weapon against violence in the country.

His third album, Me Tem Don Cam, was released under S K P, and has ten tracks including songs like ‘Scatter Ur Body’, and ‘Control Number’. The album also features Nigerian artists, Azadus, X Project, Puffy Tee and others.

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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