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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Prominent Senegambian artist killed in car crash

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By Omar Bah

Mayo Jawo, a prominent Fulani artist was yesterday killed in a fatal car crash in Kougeul Town in the region of Tambakunda in Senegal, Mondeh Baldeh a fellow artist and a close friend of the deceased has confirmed to The Standard.
According to our source, the decease’s driver ran into a truck which resulted in the regrettable incident. “I was saddened when I received the information of my friend’s death,” she said in a tearful voice.

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The sad incident occurred when Jawo was travelling from the South to the Northern part of Senegal. Unconfirmed reports also claimed the death of two other people.
The Casamance-Wallingara based musician is among the most renowned Fulani musicians in the sub-region. He has also sung for the Gambia Democratic Congress’ leader Mamma Kandeh in 2017 in a song titled “I will never forget you”.

Madam Jawo, until her death, positioned herself as one of the best female Fulani artists in the sub-region with thousands of followers across the Senegambia region.
Supporters of the late artist took to social media to share their sorrow and one Fatou Mata wrote: “I’m devastated. My heart is broken. Ooh Ya Allah give us strength to go through this sadness of losing a very kind-hearted and humble person Maya Jawo. You will be truly missed. I will cherish our memories till we meet again.”

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