Former Gambian music icon to host One Gambia Peace Concert

Mamos Media

By Adama Tine

Mam-Diarra Productions is planning to present a mega peace concert with the focus of bringing politicians and Gambians at large under one umbrella. The peace concert, slated for Saturday at the Independence Stadium, will be a night of entertainment and cultural performances from different musicians across the country with the objective of preaching peace ahead of the December presidential elections.

The event organizers have invited different politicians and other stakeholders in order to grace the event as December presidential election is approaching. This could bring the hearts of Gambians closer to understand the roles and values of a patriotic citizen.

In a recent interview with the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mam-Diarra Production, Pa Malick S Mbye alias Mad Dragon, a former Gambian musician in the early 2000s with the popular music group Galaxy Crew, he said the country had faced a dictatorship under the former regime for over two decades. He added that Gambians have experienced political chaos during the 2016 presidential election, as former President Yahya Jammeh conceded defeat and later rejected the election results.

“Even with our new found democracy, our political atmosphere still remains fragile and young people are at the centre of the situation”, he said.

“The One Gambia Peace Concert is conceived to use the power of music and entertainment in order to transmit peaceful messages to young people and the nation at large before, during and after the post event,” he further said.

The former musician further explained to Mamos Media that the event is not for money making but selling the concept and uniting the nation before elections.

He urged Gambians to join the campaign of a unity call as the nation deserves peace, love and tranquility.

He said looking at the messages in the national anthem it reads “For the Gambia our homeland, we strive and work and pray, let justice guide our actions, freedom and peace each day,’’ he sang.

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