By: Bakary Ceesay, in Germany
Multiple Awards winning Gambian artiste, ST, alias Brikama Boyo has been nominated for the Galsen HIP HOP Awards under the categories of Best African Artist and Best Album Awards in Africa.
ST’s, DINDING Mansa album was nominated as best african album in 2020 in the annual Senegalese award scheme created to celebrate and encourage performers involved in creative artistic work.
ST Brikama Boyo said:”We have been nominated for the Galsen HIP HOP Awards under the categories of Best African Artist and Best Album Awards in Africa.
Music fans are now being encouraged to vote for nominees via the following links,
Saluto Ning Respecko…..! https://galsenhiphopawards.com/vote/
It all started with “WHO IS ST” in 2007 when there’s was no audience for local music talk-less of making money in the Gambia’s music scene.
The artiste made a great breakthrough that galvanised new audiences and revived Gambian music witb drops like “HAFTAN” in 2012, which became a popular local hit in the country. ST went on to release another banger in “DARA DU DOI” in the same year leading to his first studio debut album in 2013, ‘DISTINCTION ALBUM’.
In 2014 he dropped a major hit song which was the biggest hit of the year tittled “ALING DOMO”. The song quickly propelled him to the limelight.
“RESPECKO” will soon come out to dominate the streets where kids used it as anthem piece for the new times.
In 2016, ST premiered another song which announced his readiness to storm the nation with more music until he saves millions. “TAS DEKABI” is still a major hit.
The Brikama born artist made his second debut album “WAATOTIJEY” in 2019 gathering hit songs that went to establish his pedigree as the new King of the country’s popular Manding pop rap genre inducing the Gambia’s rich diversity.
ST continues to make great headway in the music scene with a 2020 “SALUTO” album that took the industry by storm. The platinum work will be followed by his third debut album “FUWAREYAA” which registered one of the biggest album launch concerts in the Gambia.
In 2019 ST dropped his fourth debut album “GAMBIANA” which preached love for country. The album launch sold more than 45,000 tickets.
‘DINDING MANSA’ will follow in 2020 with a mega attendance at the Independence stadium, where ST attracted his biggest ever crowd in a sold out event that pushed the industry to new heights as local hits took new dominion over all other genres.