With Sheriff Janko
Gambia’s international dancehall sensation Freaky Joe aka Singateh is preparing for what is anticipated to be a grand musical concert slated for 10 March in Germany.
The singer has been away from media spotlight these past years due to active engagement with his degree programme he is pursuing in audio and music production in Norway.
But from the look of things, Singateh is coming different and big time this year. The concert is being organised by him in collaboration with the Gambia-Germany Association in Karlsruhe.
The gig dubbed ‘Independence Concert’, is to raise fund for Gambians living in Stuttgart and Karlsruhe especially the undocumented Gambian immigrants, who face problems galore.
While on this independence concert tour, Singateh will also make stops in Palermo and Milan in Italy on 23 and 24 February respectively.
The Gambia-Germany Association, according to reports, has been helpful in the past years to the Gambian community in Germany especially with immigration, health and funeral issues.
“So this year I will join hands with them to raise extra funds in the form of a concert. The Karlsruhe area has majority of Gambian immigrants who are eager to meet me and I’m pleased to perform for them and make them feel at home,” Singateh told Standard Lite from his base in Norway.
Asked about the level of preparation with regard to his anticipated new album, Singateh responded: “My new album is ready at the moment and is due to be released in December. So I’m looking forward to the summer to start making promotional official videos. It will be available in all major online stores like iTunes, Spotify, Amazon,” he said.
“Later this year in December I should be coming back home for my album launch and a countrywide tour to reach out to my fans in the country”.
Commenting on his degree programme in audio and music production, Singateh said he feels positive.
“Recently I have been busy on many things as I’m doing a bachelor’s degree programme in audio and music production in Norway, that has also contributed to why I haven’t visited The Gambia these past years. But let my fans expect something great and amazing from me later this year.”