Rebellion The Recaller nominated best African musician in Germany

Rebellion The Recaller

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.


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Mr. Sainey M.K. Marenah is a Prominent Gambian journalist, founding editor The Alkamba Times and formerly head of communications at the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) and Communications and PR Consultant for The Gambia Pilot Program, under Gamworks. Mr. Marenah served as the Social media Strategist and Editor at Gambia Radio and Television Services. He is also the Banjul Correspondent for Voice of America Radio. Sainey is a human rights and developmental journalist who has carved a strong niche particularly in new media environments in the Gambian media industry. Mr. Marenah began his career as a junior reporter with the Point Newspaper in the Gambia in 2008 and rose through the ranks to become Chief correspondent before moving to The Standard Newspaper also in Banjul as Editorial Assistant and head of News. He is a household name in the Gambia’s media industry having covered some of the most important stories in the former and current government. These include the high profile treason cases including the Trial of Former military chiefs in Banjul in 2009 to 2012. Following his arrest and imprisonment by the former regime of President, Yahya Jammeh in 2014, Marenah moved to Dakar Senegal where he continues to practice Journalism freelancing for various local and international Media organization’s including the BBC, Al-Jazeera, VOA, and ZDF TV in Germany among others. He is the co-Founder of the Banjul Based Media Center for Research and Development; an institution specialized in research and development undertakings. As a journalist and Communication Expert, focused on supporting the Gambia's transitional process, Mr Marenah continues to play a pivotal role in shaping a viable media and communications platform that engages necessary tools and action to increase civic participation and awareness of the needs of transitional governance to strengthen the current move towards democratization. Mr. Marenah has traveled extensively as a professional journalist in both Europe, Africa and United States and attended several local and international media trainings.

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