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.

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”.

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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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