Gambian phenomenal star- ST is set to launch his debut album entitled ‘Watotijay’ on December 10th at Pencha Mi hall.
At a recent press briefing, Modou Lamin Jammeh, a journalist with the Daily Observer, who is also part of the ST team, elaborated on their level of preparedness ahead of the event.
Sultan as he is fondly called described S.T as one of the country’s most phenomenal and recommended musician that continues to make waves in the country.
For his part, the manager of S.T Dembo Jobarteh underscored the tireless efforts management has put in place for the success of the event.
According to him, over the years they have worked with a number of promoters both in the Gambia and outside, maintaining that at the moment they are doing all efforts to make the launching one of the best event of the year.
“This particular album has rocked the last Open mic and for the last years it was hit in the country.”
For ST the night is expected to be another thriller in the country entertainment scene. He disclosed that there are 12 songs in the album and some of songs in the album featured other Gambian stars.
“So let everybody come out and support the event as it is a Gambian thing. Am going to performed to expectation like never before.” he assured fans.
Born Sanna Singhateh in the late 80’s in Pipeline, ST as widely known by his moniker, without doubt is one of The Gambia’s phenomenal and dramatic sensations at the moment.
He started his music journey way back in 2006 in Brikama and went on to release his first recorded single called “Who is ST” in the same year.
A former student of Nustrat Senior Secondary School, ST was named after his late grandfather. ‘Aling Domoo’, ‘Adiata Nteleye’, ‘Suma Haftan,’ ‘Njunku’ and ‘Brix Boy Swagin’ among others are probably some of the hit tunes that come to mind whenever his name is mentioned.
At his young age he grasped the feelings of Rap music by listening to renowned legends like Tupac Shakur, BIG, NAS as influenced by one of his elder brothers. It was in his junior years at school when he started recording his first lyrics, but due to strict parental restrictions, ST as a high school teenager then had to pause and focus on his school works. During this period, he developed more skills by writing lyrics for friends instead of rapping for himself.
Soon after completing high school, Da Gambian Dream as he was fondly called had streams of records spinning on radio stations all over the Greater Banjul, West Coast Region and beyond. His motivation to continue rapping was greatly influenced by rap lovers all around the world especially Gambians. On the other hand it was not a pleasant situation for the youngster before he gained freedom to Rap or sing. In January of 2010, he dropped his first local mix tape ”Ga On Fire” alongside P-Mack & Benjamin. The great benefits that the mix-tape brought along were huge; even though it was for him to assess his musical prowess on his path to stardom. The feedback and critiques were so impressive.
by Binta Jammeh