1 February 2013

Gambia: 'Manding Empire' Formally Launched

Hundreds of music enthusiasts from all corners of the Greater Banjul Area Saturday converged on the Alliance Francaise Gambienne to witness the official launch of 'Manding Empire', one of the hottest music clubs cum groups in the country. 'Manding Empire', as the name goes, is an initiative of Manding Morry and comprises different artistes, producers, fans and even promoters, working in unison towards achieving a common objective of taking the country's music scene to the next level.

The event witnessed cloudburst stage appearance by the Gambia's finest stars namely- Jalex, T Smallz, Gee, Badibunka, Cyco, New Era, Poetic X, Jali Madi, S.T, Mighty Joe, Silky Chris, Slam G, Moja, BK City and Manding Morry himself, all backed by live band courtesy of Humanity Starz.

Born Harouna Touray in the Coastal town of Bakau, he's the grandson of a famous griot-Jali Foday, where he got his early music inspiration. This emerging lad is not only gifted with an aromatic musical lyrics but also a comical-stage performance which continues to capture the hearts and minds of his ever teeming fan base both at home and in the Diaspora.

At the event, the centre was full to the brim as hundreds of his fans who stormed the venue enjoyed every bit of the moment. It was a night to be remembered in the annals of the country's music history for the simply reason that it also marked a turning point in the promoting of the country's urban music.

In a delighted mood, Manding Morry, who appeared on stage smartly dressed in his Africa outfit, expressed delight to be part of such a wonderful initiative. He explained that the move is geared towards bringing the players in the entertainments scene under one roof.

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