22 February 2013

Gambia: Magnificent Joe, Phenomenal Star On the Rise

Reggae dancehall star Magnificent Joe is another rising star currently working round the clock to give his music a new facelift. It would be recalled that the star last year launched his last album. Proudly supported by LMVP Records, the launch of the album entitled 'Legal Movement' was well attended by his fans especially lovers of reggae music.

Magnificent is a leading figure in the country's music scene. As a household name in the country, Magnificent Joe is optimistic that the latest move is just the tip of the iceberg. Aproduct of Armitage Senior Secondary located in the Central River Region island town of Janjangbureh, Joe over the years has proven to be a star par excellence.

Having participated in a number of mega compilations both national and international, the reggae dancehall sensation in 2009 was the winner of the famous Chartburster contested by different artistes in the country courtesy of the Gambia Cellular Company (Gamcel).

Since then he has been making headlines and what's more fascinating is that the period heralded the birth of new music sensations. Among the thrilling songs in that album were 'Happy Hour' 'Stay Away from Drugs', 'Don't Hurt the One You Love' and the most hit and mainstay piece that rocked the country like an erupting volcano--'Huum in the Name of the Lord'.

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