Veteran Gambian Musician Oussou Njie Senor dies

Veteran Gambian Musician Oussou Njie Senor

Death has laid his cold hand on the veteran legendary Oussou Njie Senor, a household name in the country’s music and cultural scene.

Spanning decades, Oussou Njie Senor has been at the center of the Gambian music industry. He is the pioneer of the Super Eagles that changed the face of Gambian music history. He has been in the music business for more than 40 years.

“Oussou’s pioneering musical approach has made him one of the most solicited composers in Gambian music. He has worked with many of the best Gambian artists like Malando Gassama, Paps Touray Badou Jobe, Dan Joof, Sammy Ndam’e, Marcellin, Charlie Valentine, Edu Hafner, Modou Cham, Senemie Taylor, etc. His resume also includes producing the first hit song, “Mandal ly,” for the Super Eagles band. He has written more than 50 songs, and most of them are now classics. Among them are “Gambia Sumu Rowe, “Viva Super Eagles” and “Halili Africa.” Oussou has also been inspirational to younger generations,” Oko Drammeh, one of the country’s musical commentators, said of the late Artist.

In September 2001, The legendary ex-Super Eagle belts out his greatest hits on Best of Faateleku, brilliantly recorded and produced by Elie Nachif of Yellowgate Studio in the Gambia.


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