By: Bakary Ceesay, in Germany
Rebellion The Recaller, one of The Gambia’s finest reggae stars, has been nominated for The Best African Musician/Band in Germany at the AFRONEWS – Ortel Mobile African Community in Germany Awards (2021).
He is nominated alongside two African artists in Germany; The Ngoma Africa Band from Kenya and Peter Jesty known as Jesty B.
Sponsored by Ortel Mobile, Germany’s leading prepaid sim card provider for people with a migration background, the AFRONEWS–Ortel Mobile African Community in Germany Awards celebrates and recognizes the outstanding achievements of Africans in different fields in Germany.
Winners of the AFRONEWS – Ortel Mobile African Community in Germany Awards (2021) will be announced at the Awards Gala Night sponsored by Ortel Mobile on 23rd October 2021 from 18:00 to 23:00 at Freigut Bootshaus GmbH, Freigut-Frankfurt, Eiserner Steg (Sachsenhäuser Mainufer), 60594 Frankfurt am Main.
Rebellion The Recaller is an internationally known artist from The Gambia. He mainly uses his music to campaign against racism and religious discrimination and promote better understanding between people from all backgrounds. He wants a better future for all that dwell on Earth. This has earned him the label of “The INSPIRED ONE”.
In 1990, he released his first hit WE MUST REBEL as a collaboration with Suns Of Light (THE BOYZ US RNB Sensation in the 90).
The single was in the Top 10 charts in The Gambia and Senegal for months, thereby making it the best ever selling single record by a Gambian artist.
Rebellion The Recaller was born in France to Gambian parents. He moved to live in The Gambia when he was 11 years old and while there, he joined the band The Inspired Ones, before creating his own path to reggae stardom on the international stage.
He released the “One For One” in 1997 which became an instant hit in The Gambia.
Rebellion The Recaller released his debut album titled “Departing From These Days” in 1999. In the same year, he was named The Best Solo Artist in The Gambia.
After moving to Germany in 2003, Rebellion The Recaller released a single titled “We must Rebel.”
In 2008, he released an album co-produced by Bobby Digital. Rebellion The Recaller also appeared as a guest singer on records by D-Flame, Dodo, Phenomden, Mono & Nikitaman and Gentleman. He has toured Africa, Europe and America extensively to spread the positive vibrations to the world. He also collaborated with lots of artistes across the globe.He now lives in Berlin, Germany.