Concord Times (Freetown)

Sierra Leone: Kemidia's Video an Obsession in Salone Music Circus

Kemidia P. Kanu aka Kemidia Pee's success story is becoming a precedent for others particularly youngees to follow. Over the weekend, the iconic figure released her debut video album titled "Mama Africa" - a video expo of her vocal and performance ability behind the cameras. "Mama Africa" VCD contains nine well screened songs which are now on sale for an affordable cost.

Having made a name for herself in a very short spell in music, Kemidia's fame at the moment continues to soar especially at a time the world is observing the Day Against Child Labour and Internal Day of the African Child.

Last year because of her adept musical prowess and dexterity, Kemidia was a poster child with her songs and videos virally scattered all over the local media (radio, TV, newspaper and the web).

Just turning 11, Kemidia is already an iconic figure among her contemporaries in both worlds of entertainment and education. According to her father Mr. Idrissa Kanu aka P-Man, a specialist in engineering, Kemidia started her career at a very early age, listening and dancing to virtually every music and video played at home. Her mother Madam Fatmata Kanu, a business woman, attested that her daughter is a born music talent - a passion she has always exhibited growing up as a kid. Kemidia's supportive father noted that the career choice of their daughter is a thing they have always honoured and respected although he always encourages a balance between her studies and music - a God-given talent so cherished by their daughter. Educationally, the young celebrity is said to be a fine brain with an obsession for education. She is always among the top five in class.

According to Kemidia Pee, despite her magnetic and magnificent vocal ability, her dream is to become a lawyer which if attained will bring her the laureate of being the only Sierra Leonean singer to attain that feat.

Musically, Kemidia is no stranger to the recording business with several hit songs (Human Rights, Congosa Party etc) plus videos hitting the airwaves and TV screens countrywide. She has worked with big name artists like YOK 7, Christo Wizzo, Innocent and other exciting musicians and producers in the country.

Her numerous pieces mainly focus on child rights, human rights, respect for elders and authority, peace and love, unity, etc and many other burning issues that are affecting the ordinary Sierra Leonean.

In whatever way, it is worth noting that with Kemidia's ambition and devotion she is no doubt going to be a force to reckon with in the kiddies music spectrum. Never underestimate the power of the young.

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