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Gambian musician Black Thunder releases new song “Tonyaa Kesso” with a powerful message for politicians

Black Thunder, Switzerland based Gambian Afro-Reggae dancehall artiste has released a new audio-visual titled “Tonyaa Kesso” (Hard Fact).

Black Thunder appeals for unity in The Gambia in his new track “Tonyaa Kesso”

The song beat was created by Fabulous Musik Mix and Mastered by Pak Music while the video was directed by Black Energy Records.

This is the first single from his upcoming Afro album scheduled for release early next year.

The song reminds Gambians and their politicians as they prepare for general elections in December that only hard fact will move the country forward, Black Thunder told AfroNews Germany.

He warned politicians not to divide the people along tribal lines in search for vote. They should instead unite all Gambians in order to work for the common good of the country, Black Thunder said.

“People should know that only truth and justice with strong institutions will move the country forward,” Black Thunder said.

He urged all Gambians to respect and be tolerant of political views of their opponents. “Politicians come and go but Gambia remains, therefore people should desist from violence during and after elections,” the young musician said.

“Let love each other in the spirit of unity and don’t allow politicians and politics to divide us,” Black Thunder said. “Our leaders should know that Gambia is bigger than all of us so we should all work in the interest of the country as Gambians deserve better, Gambia for all with truth and justice,” Black Thunder said.

About Black Thunder

Born in the northern part of The Gambia, Saikou Kanteh, popularly known as Black Thunder, is a songwriter, afro- reggae and dancehall artiste based in Bern, Switzerland.

His passion for music began when he was seven years old in a village where poverty was widespread. Because of water and electricity deficiency, and lack of proper school system, from tender age he was determined to use music to speak for the voiceless and for better conditions.

At that age he had already started a band with his friends. He later decided to consider music as a career of choice.

Shortly afterwards, he met a popular local producer called Papis who brought him to studio. In 2002 he recorded his maiden single called “Liberate From Action” at TJrecord.

In 2004 he relocated to Milan, Italy to pursue music studies for two years. After completing his studies, he went into the studio to record more music and later founded a band. His musical journey began taking shape and saw him touring Europe with his band.

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In 2009, he left Italy for Bern, Switzerland where he launched a solo career and signed a contract with Likkle Lion Record in Geneva. While in Bern, he continually recorded music, worked with different producers and was regarded as revolutionary and humanitarian artiste.

In 2014, Black Thunder signed another contract with Atomic Dog Record in Bern. In 2015, he toured The Gambia where he had eight concerts. All the proceeds were donated to schools, hospitals and youth development projects.

In 2016, he made his debut performance at Flag Flow High Senegambia in Austria, a musical platform meant to showcase Senegambian artists in Europe where he was awarded as the best stage performer.

In 2018, Black Thunder formed ‘Movementality’ as his performing band across the world, now renamed Basic Foundation Band. The band has staged shows in different European countries including Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Malta and Austria.

Black Thunder always holds that world peace and stability can be attainable with equal rights and justice for all.

He has also made several tours to The Gambia to empower and youth and women by supporting several projects. He is currently working hard in the studio to release double album Afro and Reggae to be release next year.

Some of his hits songs are: ‘Sugar baby’ ‘She is angry’ ‘100 millions’, ‘Yes I Pray’, ‘Gambia be wise,’ ‘Love again’, ‘Can’t stop the fire’, Never Chat’, ‘Nation girls’ and ‘Jahouya’, ‘Give them visa’, ‘World in trouble’, ‘Sexy Lady’, ‘Warriors’, ‘Jah on your way’.

“Tonyaa Kesso” has been released in all digital platforms.

By Bakary Ceesay