A press release from State House on Tuesday said President Adama Barrow advised the multiple award winning artist to remain steadfast and focus on his career.
President Adama Barrow said his government is committed to creating the right environment for the promotion and development of The Gambian music industry.
President Barrow made the remarks on Tuesday during a closed-door meeting at State House with rap sensation, Sanna Singhateh alias ST Brikama Boyo.
Barrow said his government will promulgate the right policies to protect the music sector and provide the right environment for local artists to excel.
The president advised the multiple award winning artist to remain steadfast and focus on his career.
“You need to remain focused, responsible and committed to always breaking new grounds in your music. With the right environment, you can take your music to high levels and make it a successful enterprise for yourself and the country,” he advised.
The President congratulated the Brikama-based artist on the successful launch of his album in late 2018, which was described by many observers as the single biggest gathering by a Gambian artist.
ST, in an interview with the State House media team, said the outcome of the meeting with the president was “very positive”
St said he discussed with the president challenges Gambian artists grapple with in their profession.
ST said he was left convinced that the president was willing to take a step further to support Gambian artists.
“We have seen a lot of artists who will rise up but end up with nothing. So I think it is high time we put Gambian artists in the spotlight and devise ways to develop their industry,” said ST.