Gam Lyricz Magazine anniversary celebrated in grand style
Friday, September 14, 2012
Music enthusiasts and well-wishers on Saturday congregated at the Kombo South settlement of Gunjur, for the anniversary celebration of Gam Lyricz Magazine, a popular radio show that runs every Tuesday at the Gunjur radio Jannehkoto FM.
The programme, which is geared towards promoting Gambian music celebrated its 1st anniversary in a grand style at the pre-school ground and the event attracted quite a good number of listeners far and near. The anniversary was fascinating as fans, friends and well-wishers from all the four corners of Kombo South and beyond came to grace the occasion with great enthusiasm. A line up of artists that performed at the anniversary include, Heart Breaka, Badibunka, Bala Ranks, Benjamin and Philanthropy among a host of other artists.
In an exclusive interview with What’s On shortly after the show, Badibunka also known as Jatabulubaa, expressed delight at the turn out while revealing that it is his first time to come to Gunjur. He described the show as a great experience for him and called on Gambians to support and expect more from him because he has a lot more to offer.
For his part, Bala Ranksaka the ‘Evil Hunter’ commended the organizers for coming up with such an important initiative . “We as artists need the media and vice versa. It has been a wonderful show and I am impressed with the turnout because it shows how we are appreciated and supported by Gambians,”he said.
DJ Melo, for his part, expressed gratitude to the artists for responding to his invitation in making the anniversary a success. He explained that he has a role to play as a youth and a media practitioner in promoting Gambian music in his own modest way. “This event is a dream come true and this not where it’s going stop, a lot still needs to be done and I won’t stop at nothing when to comes to youth development,” he added.
Omar Darboe and Alagie Lamin Camara, youth activists, described the event as a step in the right direction.
Author: Zainab Faal