Norway-based Gambian artist to release album


B-Da Sufi, a Gambian independent hip-hop artist based in Oslo, Norway, is planning to release a new album dubbed ‘Ethnicity’ on Senegal and Gambia describing the two countries’ ethnic diversity.

The anticipated album will feature different rhythm and melodies in an attempt to bring all the tribes in the two countries together to demonstrate the historic roots shared between The Gambia and Senegal.

The album is produced by Oumar Traoré/Xalam Records & Sufi Records.


Babacarr Joof, who goes by his music name, B-Da Sufi, was born in The Gambia but grew up in Senegal. He was just 17 years old when he started calling himself B-Da Sufi. It was in 1996 that he was inspired to be a musician and he has since sung songs on slavery, poverty and politics.

The Oslo based musician raps in English, Norwegian, Wolof and other languages. The blending of different languages gives him a unique and interesting style of hip-hop.

He has released 5 studio albums and ‘Ethnicity’ will be his 6th album. In 2013, he released an album called ‘Hip-Hop Still’, in 2017 another album dubbed ‘I Wish’ and in 2018 ‘following in the blues”. Both albums are available on digital platforms.

Prior to the launch of this new album, B-Da Sufi dropped a new song called ‘Warm-up’, a precursor to ‘Ethnicity’, which will be released in 2021.

 Album background

The new album features, ‘Welcome to Europe’ ft. Marcus – Norway, ‘Bess Bu Bess’ ft. Leuz Diwane G – Senegal, ‘Self Esteem’ ft. Sambou Suso- Gambia, Aroo & P.P.S – Senegal, ‘Celebrate’ ft. Ilam – Senegal/ Canada, My Journey ft. You Mkj – Senegal, ‘Sama Style’ feat. Fuk n Kuk – Senegal and ‘I Am’ feat. Barhama – Gambia which talk about the diverse ethnics we have in Africa especially in Senegal and The Gambia.