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MLB, Gambian AfroPop and Reggae Dancehall Artiste releases new video “Daddy”

MLB, Germany based AfroPop and Reggae Dancehall Artiste has released a new video titled “Daddy”.

Gambian artist MLB releases video ”Daddy” in celebration of his late father.

The song was produced by Jlive Music while the video is directed by Jannikpaul Media.

MLB, whose full name is Modou Lamin Beyai, dedicated the song “Daddy” to his late father Ousman Beyai who was a guitar maestro, songwriter, composer, arranger and sound engineer.

MLB’s late Father Ousman Beyai, a guitar maestro, songwriter, composer, arranger and sound engineer.

Who is MLB?

Modou Lamin Beyai is best known for his stage name MLB which is an inventive synthesis of his birth name.

The Gambian Afropop/Afrobeat, Reggae and Dancehall artiste is currently based in Germany.

He grew up in the slums of London Corner in The Gambia where talents were abundant among the youths. He holds that living there was the best experience for him.

Growing up in this place taught him lot about the struggles and realities of life. That’s why he is always proud of what this place has made him to become.

Music is his everyday life. The feeling of joy when he is singing or listening to good music is unimaginable. Music sweeps away all his worries so one could say that music is his strength.

MLB’s late Father Ousman Beyai who is his inspiration behind music.

MLB started music at a very young age, inspired by his late father Ousman Beyai, a guitar maestro, songwriter, composer, arranger and sound engineer. His father was also a member of the famous Gambian Ifan-bondi Band and played with music veterans like Jaliba Kuyateh, Abdul Kabirr (Lie Ngum) the late Paps Touray, Musa Afia Ngum and Yankuba Saho.

Although his initial dream was to become a professional soccer player, his father encouraged him to become a musician at a tender age. MLB’s father who passed away in 2014, used to tell him that music was his way, that he could not escape it. He soon realised that he was destined to become a musician.

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MLB’s music has so much impact as he entertains and spreads positive message across to fans. He discourages violence in his lyrics and always makes sure his music connects emotionally and touches the hearts of his listeners.

In 2014 he wrote his first love song “I Need You”. MLB has four maiden hit songs and has finally released his anticipated debut EP called “Levels” featuring seven tracks. It’s already available in all digital platforms worldwide. He is currently in the studio working on his debut album to be released soon.

By Bakary Ceesay