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Thursday, October 1, 2020

Featuring ENC, Gambia’s dancehall king

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Essa Colley widely known by his stage moniker ENC is indisputably one of The Gambia’s promising dancehall stars.
From a tender age it was evident that the youngster had a passion for music and this was recognised by his peers and within a short space of time he proved to the world what he has to offer.
His lyrical ability has won him numerous nicknames with many of his fans calling him The Gambia’s ‘Dancehall King’.

ENC burst onto the country’s musical scene with his first single released in early 2006, which has received rave reviews on YouTube.
It became a hot cake and dominated local airwaves.
He entered the once popular Gambia TV show The Gamcel Chartbuster in 2008 and made it to the final 10.
It was his unique and creative style that made him the only dancehall artiste on that competition.
Since then the Brikama-born singer never took a pause in promoting positivity and continuously denounces social ills through his music. He is widely credited for his energetic stage performances.

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In 2016, he delivered a spectacular set at the annual Open Mic Fest, with his hit single Ayeh G, referring to the former president during the height of the country’s political impasse.
ENC has over the years collaborated with scores of artistes both at home and in the international front. His collaboration with Amie Dibba in a song titled Wanna Love You is still a hit in the country’s music circle.
The rising star further took to the Jamaican market by collaborating with a rising Jamaican singer, Aria on a hit song Rough Up the Party in 2012.

In July of the same year, he performed at an international music festival in Venezuela, South America.
Popular for hits Money, Nyamba Kawass, Spotlight and December Energy just to name a few, ENC continues to step up the ladder and establish his presence in the country’s dancehall scene.

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