By Omar Bah
Multiple award-winning Gambian Afro-pop sensational rapper, Jizzle, on Saturday stormed Gambian music with a great bang drawing huge crowds that filled the Independence Stadium.
Revelers compared his jig to that of Brikama Boyo ST last year, which too attracted a massive attendance.
Born in Bakau in 1989, Jerreh Jallow, alias Jizzle is an afro-pop and rap artist.
Jizzle began singing in 2009 after completing his Grade 9 at Ndow’s school. He majored in rap music but he occasionally sings dancehall. Apart from English he also sings in Fula, Mandinka and Wolof.
Saturday’s concert dubbed #Fessal Estade meaning fill up the stadium featured Gambian and Senegalese finest artistes.
The album is Jizzle’s debut released on 9th August, 2019 comprising twelve tracks representing the sounds of Afro pop, Afrobeat, and Afro-fuzion with elements of Hip Hop.
Jizzle is also Africell’s brand Ambassador and he has since visited Sweden, Italy, and Germany to promote his album.
In 2010, he released his first single called ‘Over Sona’. The song highlights the plight of young people neglected by the adult world. ‘Over Sona’ is an exaggerated expression of despair common among Gambian young people. In 2011, he dropped a second single called ‘Life Is Not Easy’.
The Bakau-born also released songs on war, poverty, young people and many other social ills.
Addressing his supporters at the Independence Stadium, Jizzle called on Gambians to believe in Gambian music by supporting the local artists to stardom.
He commended his fans for their huge turnout at the stadium. “This is Gambia. We have abundant talent; let’s support them”.
Jizzle also commended his sponsors and the international artists who came all the way from Senegal and Europe to grace the show.