Grammy award winner- Seinabo Sey unarguably is one of Gambia’s most successful music exports of recent times.
The Gambian Sweden-based singer and songwriter is always proud of her father’s native land -The Gambia. Her influences, largely formed by her dual Swedish and Gambian upbringing, are unique.
Her sound is just as interesting- a fascinating, accessible blend of Swedish pop noir, African rhythms and down-tempo RnB.
Born in Sweden, Sey was surrounded by artistry and creativity since birth. Her father the late Maudo Sey was a renowned musician in Senegambia.
She grew up musically inspired and listening to the uplifting and engendering sounds of stars such as, Alicia Keys and Beyonce also had a great influence in her life. This was just at the age of 9.
Soon she became hooked and more addicted to music and went on to embrace music at the age of 16. Shortly afterwards, she moved to Stockholm where she enrolled in a music school.
Started out first with producer Magnus Lidehall, Sey went on to release her first single Younger followed by Hard Time and then Pistols at Dawn.
Her music is simply soul pop. Kygo a Norwegian musician remixed her hit song Younger releasing it in Norway and the United States, topping the music charts in Norway for seven consecutive weeks.
The song was also featured on BBC radio and in October 2014, Sey released her first EP dedicated and named after her mum. On that same month she performed at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm and also performed at the 2014 Novel Peace Prize Concert.
On 30 March, the pop sensation released her second EP titled “For Maudo Sey”. The EP was a tribute to her father – the late Maudo Sey.