Rebellion The Recaller

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.

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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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