Let’s surmise the evolution of the musicology of Sierra Leone, by outlining the preeminent cradle of the people. What are the various cultural influences in the melting pot of this West African nation? When it comes to the land, we know that there is always a mountainous peninsula. There is also a vast savannah landscape in the framework. The name Sierra Leone means “Lion Mountain” in Portuguese. Some veterans have said that the old people referred to it as “Romarong.”
King Boss LA is the most misunderstood genius from Sierra Leone. Make no mistake. He is a highly respected mogul on the music scene. Since the modest beginnings of Hip Hop in the early 1990s, the question was not just whether the country could produce a world-class emcee. It was also about whether we could deliver a list of a few more to come.
When it comes to the “King of Freetown,” the majority of his fans recognize him as someone more than a musician. For many Salone Hiphoppas, Kao Denero is the redeemer who unlocked the Sierra Leone Hip Hop community from stagnation. Thousands of Sierra Leoneans have also named Kao Denero as the best rapper of all time. Although today, the Afrobeat sound dominates Sierra Leone’s Hip Hop, the fans do not claim just this era or subgenre.
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Years ago, I covered Sierra Leone in a two-part blog about music and dance cultures in Africa. If you would like to read that article, click HERE. The universe has bestowed the fascinating country of Sierra Leone with hundreds, if not thousands of talented people. One of the areas of such a celebrity is in the field of music.
To my knowledge, besides Neneh Cherry, no other musician has a more remarkable career in the music history of Sierra Leone. I know this latest generation of Afrobeat infused Hip Hop fans will be shocked[…]
One of the primary obstacles that have tormented many Sierra Leone rappers is the ability to gain worldwide renown. Sierra Afrik, the legendary band from Freetown, broke the ground. It brought the traditional Sierra Leone sound to the regional diaspora.
How many are Sierra Leoneans reading this blog who have heard the favorite adage? By popular demand, most people divulge this with confidence. They say, “Do not wait until I’m gone to send me flowers.[…]
I believe I’m one of the nicest emcees from Sierra Leone. And guess what? I came up under Shadow Boxxer. It was our era that introduced and pushed Hip Hop into Sierra Leone. To be[…]
The crazy part about dealing with certain females, in a romantic situation, is when you’re just tryint to socialize but they think you’re hitting on them. Or when a social media thot assumes that you’re[…]