columnBy Sheriff Janko
As a youngster with determination to make a mark on the country's music scene, Mighty Joe is not showing any sign of slowing down on his path to success. With numerous cloudbursts projects, he's certainly among the rising talents making waves in the country at the moment.
Born Lamin Saidykhan, musically known as Mighty Joe aka Tha Tsunami in Brikama Town in the West Coast Region, he's another astonishing star to watch. It is not many you can say were born to sing but this incredible rising star clearly stands out.
From a very tender age, his ability on the mic, in the studios booth and on stage were noticed quickly and before long he was the baby in the famous and super talented Brikama music movement called 'Front Liners'. Nurtured by the older members of the crew and featured on riddims, it was apparent that this former SOS High School student has a knackto stand up as a solo artist and make it the Mighty Joe way. Sooner than anticipated, he was making waves in the streets and most importantly among school-going peers across the country, word of his songs are being sang out loud by his wailing fans at every venue he performs.
Mighty Joe soon linked up with renowned music producer A9 of Success Records Studios and a hit followed afterwards. The mainstay and certainly Mighty Joe's biggest joint so far is 'Mankind', a song conveyed by mature lyrics and soulful melody. In fact this particular song has contributed in no small measure to his rapid rise to fame, thus becoming a household name in the country at the moment.
Following rising success, Mighty Joe who recently finished series of music electrifying project among them the successful launch of his new album, is aiming for bigger prospects in his career as a successful dancehall genius. However, this promising music sensation, gifted and versatile reggae, basement cum hip-hop artist, has plans to continue to storm The Gambia, the sub-region and beyond. So all that 'what's on' will say is watch out.