A young Sierra Leonean singer Philian Zubairu stage named Swid Official has caught the attention of 1.9 million users on Spotify as his song version of Camidoh’s open verse challenge, “Slow” goes viral making him the first independent artist from Sierra Leone to hit the milestone.
Swid Official is a Pop Carribbean Dancehall soul musician known for his Magical Thin Vocal prowess and Carribbean pop style. Born in Banjul Gambia and partly raised in Freetown, Swid Official began singing at the age of 6 and quickly developed a passion for Pop and Soul type of sounds.
After Years of trainings and experience, Swid Official began performing in Freetown, Sierra Leone and gained recognition for his unique vocals and live performances. Over the years, Swid Official has collaborated with numerous musicians and bands, including Toma Resort live Band, Eminence Africa, Wayli Concept, Cribs International etc and also featured Artist like Kosi Sia from Nigeria, Arab Mufasa, Sinista Savage, Reo Maadox, Maxii D Professor, and also performed in venues across Gambia, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
In 2020, Swid Official released his second Official music video Shake Off, which garnered critical acclaim and earned him recognition. Since then, swid Official has released few other singles, including Slow Open Verse Remix featuring Ghanian singer Camidoh, which have been well-received by fans and critics alike.
Throughout his career, Swid Official has drawn inspiration from nature and sounds from things around him and has developed a unique style that blends pop, soul and Carribbean feel to his sound.
Currently based in sierra Leone, Swid Official continues to tour and perform, sharing his passion for music with audiences around him and to the world.
Biography source : Nashiro Kulala