By Bakary Ceesay
Rebellion The Recaller, one of the Gambia’s finest Reggae legends has won The Best African Musician/Band In the Germany Award 2021 at The AFRONEWS – Ortel Mobile African Community in Germany Awards Gala Night in Frankfurt on Saturday.
He was nominated alongside two African artists in Germany namely The Ngoma Africa Band from Kenya and Peter Jesty known as Jesty B.
Sponsored by Ortel Mobile, Germany’s leading prepaid GSM provider for people from migrant backgrounds, the AFRONEWS – Ortel Mobile African Community in Germany Awards celebrate and recognise outstanding achievements of Africans in different fields in Germany.
Gambia’s reggae icon was represented at the Awards Gala Night by his manager Buba Gassama. Here’s how Rebellion The Recaller rejoiced when he learnt that he had won the The Best African Musician/Band In Germany Award 2021:
“People we made it, all fans, family and friends, we finally made it … Amazing… special thanks to you for all your efforts, your love, strength, support and appreciation. My sincere gratitude to you all …All Thanks and praises to the Almighty for having you all along the journey of my life and musical career.”
Rebellion the Recaller is an internationally renown Reggae artist from The Gambia.
He mainly uses his music to campaign against racism and religious discrimination and promote understanding between people from different backgrounds.
The Recaller wants a better future for all that dwell on Earth and this has earned him the title 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 90s).
The single hit Top 10 charts in The Gambia and Senegal for months and became 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 famous Reggae group, World of Inspired Ones before starting his solo career.
He also released “One For One” in 1997 which became an instant hit and one of the most popular Reggae Jams 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 released a single titled “We must Rebel”.
In 2008 he released an album co-produced by Bobby Digital. The artist 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 positive Reggae vibrations across the world alongside multiple colloborations with artistes across the globe. The Recaller now lives in Berlin.