Whats On: A Chat with Dr Olugander
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Omar Ndong better known by his music sobriquet as Dr Olugander, no doubt is one of the Gambia's top reggae star of the moment.
Over the past one year, the star has been working relentlessly both home and abroad to move his music to the next level. Earlier in 2008, Olugander has embarked on European tour, which gave him the opportunity to staged concerts in a series of European countries , among them, Germany, Spain, Holland. As a result, he also built contacts with different artists, producers and those in the showbiz in that part of the world. In fact, in one of those concert he performed alongside the Jamaican renowned star Natty King.
Last week ,What's On promised you an exclusive interview with Dr. Olugander (Gambian Reggae Superstar), after his 5-week visit to the United States, where he received an honorary award from a Gambian association in Atlanta, Georgia in recognition for his work and as Gambia's Top Reggae Star 2009.
Below is the full text of the interview, enjoy.it.
Welcome back home Dr. Olugander!
Oh thank the Lord Almighty (Allah) for making everything possible. We give thanks and praise to Him and thank you too for the ever-blazing fire of promoting Gambian music.
You seem to have a very strong conviction about the issue of supporting younger and lesser famous musicians, where did that come from?
Well, I am from the Ghetto and I worked my way all the way from down below to where I am at right now and it has always been a struggle so I know first hand how desperately young and upcoming musicians need not just financial support but overall care and advice of every positivity. And which is why with Gander's Productions we are always looking at bringing on board talented and hungry artists to work with us.
Author: SHeriff Janko