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Meet Nu Chilly, one of Gambia’s reggae finest

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Born Wally Bobb alias Nu Chilly, he is a Gambian inspiration roots reggae star based in the UK. Starting out his musical career, Nu Chilly first started singing at a young age with local drumming groups in The Gambia.
He later joined a group called Roots Calypso, as a lead vocalist before travelling to Europe in 1995 to further his career.

Along the journey, he met members of the Suns of Light who motivated him to produce music with the passion he is known for today. He also studied music basic knowledge at The Hi-tech Sunland Music School, an endeavor that greatly helped him with his quest. Becoming an international force with promotion all over Europe, he worked with the Movement for a compilation in 2004 in the UK.
It was with the movement that Nu Chilly released his debut single, “Nu Chilly Rise”. The hit took The Gambia’s music scene by storm, with its memorising beat travelling off-shore out of The Gambia to Europe and the UK.
The track, which would go on to be featured on the 18 track album “By the Rivers of The Gambia”, resulted in Nu Chilly still having the spirit of working with Hakim of the Suns of Light (the producer of Akon’s Mama Africa).

Alongside Hakim, the reggae star teamed up with Culture Brown in a song ‘Love is What the Children Want’ and Chuck Fenda (Nu Chilly Rise Remix) to produce the formerly mentioned debut album that seeped through the vines of The Gambian Reggae scene on to the international stage.

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“Nu Chilly Rise” shot further up in fame with the release of its video, directed by Yankuba Jarju of Amics Digital, in his czonex emblem. Since then, the UK-based star has been regarded as one of the most sought-after recording artiste presently. He has enjoyed numerous Radio Air plays, where his promo song titled “By the Rivers of Gambia” has seen him work with international acts, creating a firm and loyal fan base.
After extensive touring in 2011 of Holland, Germany, the UK and Austria, he also visited the Smiling Coast of Africa, where he was met with overwhelming support from the home-based fans and the media.

He is fluent in Swedish, German and English, and he can speak French and Norwegian to a reasonable standard. The dancehall performer also writes his own lyrics. Nu Chilly is also one of the artiste involved in part of Africa Rise Music 4charity CD Sampler to set up a mile stone for Reggae Music Worldwide.
Others include big names like, the Mighty Diamonds (Jamaica), Ky-Enie (Jamaica), Iza Rebell (NY), Chuckle Berry (Jamaica), Shocking Murray (Jamaica), King Kong (Jamaica), Anthony B (Jamaica), Luciano (Jamaica), Elephant Man (Jamaica), Carol Brown ft. Lord Sass Farass (Jamaica), Beenie Man (Jamaica), Macka B (Jamaica/UK), Romain Virgo (Jamaica), among others.

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