Thierno Gaye bounces back

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Thierno Gaye, a young Senegambian mbalax star, has bounced back once again as he prepares to drop his fourth album in the music market very soon. In this album he dedicates a song for President Jammeh breakthrough in the cure of HIV/AIDS. The young talented artist started his career at the age of 16 with Canal de Cayor band of Youssou N’Dure. Eight months later he joined the Senegalese Army Band called Asfa. In 1987, he went on first tour with his Finish friends to Ivory Coast and Finland. In an Interview with What's On, the young sprouting talented musician said his inspiration came through his architectural drawings which he used to extract his songs during his childhood, adding that he joined Abdul Kabir (Lai Ngum) in 1988, who trained him during their nationwide musical tour.

Mr Gaye further revealed that he travelled to Holland in 1989, and upon his return he formed his Band in 1992, he then recorded and released his first debut album entitled Mbisin which comprises six tracks. This young melodious singer first album earned him a good market in his music industry and further gave him the courage to release his second album in 1994.

“My first clip was shot at the Senegambia Beach Hotel in 1995 and sponsored by Gamtel, Pa Njie of globe Travel Agency, Sanna Jaiteh and Thierno Domino. Though my third Album was not so good as expected and had to stop the trade for sometime,” he revealed.

“President Jammeh is a great man who has done a lot in the socio-economic development of this country,” he commended.

The young Senegambian Mbalax star further pledged to stage a special live concert for President Jammeh at the July Square as a show of appreciation and support President Jammeh rendered to him. He finally urged Gambian business tycoons to support Gambian artists to display their talents.

Author: Written by Buya Jammeh
Source: The Daily Observer Newspaper