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Gambian HipHop Act, T-Smallz Eyes A New Collaboration With Stonebwoy And Samini



T – Smallz Bio

Born Ebrahim Suso, widely known in music sobriquet, Trobul Smallz or Katato, was born on the 9th August 1986, into the legendary line of Suso ‘Jalos’ (traditional griots). He is the grandson of the late Alieu Suso, a prominent Kora-maker and player in The Gambia and the sub-region in his days.

As a game-changing artist, versatile musician and street hip hop royalty, T-Smallz aka Katato, also known as Papa among his music mate grew up from a distinguished musical family background in the coastal town of Bakau, The Gambia – West Africa.

An environment which undoubtedly nurtured his talent and skills as an instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and composer. He got the name ‘T – Smallz ’ from school, ‘T’ standing for ‘Trouble’ and ‘Smallz’ as in small person. So the combination ‘Trouble Small T Smallz.’

Education Background:
He was sent to Bakau Primary School then to St Augustine Junior and Senior School where he graduated with a WAEC certificate. Later, he enrolled in Gambia Multimedia Institute for 3 years to further his education. He graduated with a diploma in Business Communication and IT Systems. After he acquired a job at Gambia’s Telecommunication Company called GAMTEL for 5 years.

Music Career:
He grew up listening to reggae and dancehall. His hometown Bakau is known for that so it was very easy to blend in reggae dancehall alongside afrobeats.

He has worked with producers like Kapten Rod, a Swedish and one of the biggest producer/artist Peter Pann in Slovakia, Yung Alpha one of the best in Nigeria and Excel one of the best in the Gambia. T – Small would love to work with any producer basically when vibes are right.

The weight of his music and style got him featured on the same song with Ice Prince produced by Peter Pann. Fortunately for him, the video was shot in Nigeria. Describing how Ice Prince held him down as brother during the shoot. The timing and vibes were right so they recorded more songs yet to be released.

He has also expressed interest in collaborating with two of Ghana’s best selling acts Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy. According to him, they’re few out of the many artists putting Africa on the global map.

Being a music addict, T – Small has traveled across some parts of the world to perform his music. Some of these places are Malmo City Festival in Sweden, Gladamundo Festival Holland, Abi International Reggae Festival in Ivory Coast, Orlando Roots Festival in Sweden, Stryso Festival in Sweden, Hasla Festival in Sweden, Open mic Festival in the Gambia, Club Mondial in Holland, Afrima Awards Nigeria, etc.

He has also performed with big Artists like Gentleman, Yusu Ndor, Anthony B, Kapten Rod, Ioctane, Daara J Family, Sona Jobarteh and Jaliba Kuyateh.

Album / EP / Singles :
With over 300 songs, he has
3 albums 2 mixtapes 3 EP’s to his credit. He is hopeful to release his 3rd album ‘Levelo’ in 2020. More music, more vibes and a lot of visuals is to be expected of him.

T – Small sees life it self as a challenge but with the music what makes it hard for him is missing his family and also doing all by himself. He basically faces whatever comes his way along the way and stay inspired by it same way.

Legacy :
His legacy is to bless people with good music and be remembered also to make sure his family and generation is alright when he is gone.

Social Media handles:
Facebook – t smallzkatato
Instagram -@tsmallzkatato

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Sista Afia Shows Interest In Working With Freddy Blaze



Multiple award winning female singer, Sista Afia, has shown interest in working with another young act by the name Freddy Blaze.

Over the years Sista Afia has been noted for putting young talents on the map and after having a series of successful hit songs and features, she deems it necessary to support the upcoming ones as well.

She posted a video of Freddy Blaze’s new single titled “Dede” with the caption, Where is he I need to work with him ASAP…

This comes as a very good news to Freddy Blaze and his followers as a collaboration with Sista Afia, the hottest female musician in Ghana will put a huge step toward his music dreams.

Freddy Blaze is currently one of the fast rising musicians in Kumasi, and has worked with big names including Lil Win, Strongman Burner, Amerado, to mention a few.

He is currently promoting his new song titled Dede, the song that actually made Sista Afia fall for his talent.

Watch the visuals for Dede by Freddy Blaze below:

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Joey B And DopeNation Clash On Twitter



A possible beef is hanging in the air as Joey B disagrees with Dope Nation’s choice of ‘Wow’ featuring EL as his Breakthrough song.

The Former Lynx Entertainment Signee took to Twitter to state categorically that the song they produced 5 years ago was what made Joey B known in the Music industry today.

Joey B in less than 1 hour reacts to the Twin’s claim by asking “Breakthrough as in?” Indicating his disagreement that Wow was his breakthrough song.

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Stonebwoy Explains Why Husbands Must Invest In Their Wives



Stonebwoy, dancehall musician has explained why husbands must invest in their wives.

In a post on Snapchat, he elaborated that if things should go down financially in the life of the man, it’s the woman that’ll be there to feed him.

Livingstone Etse Satekla added that 90% of your friends would be nowhere to be found, but the wife would be right there, hence, the need to invest in her.

“As a man, when things go down financially for you, only your wife will feed you and will be there for you. 90 percent of your friends will abandon you. Invest in your wife”, Stonebwoy posted.

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Educating his male followers further, 1 Gad placed a quiz before them that if they should be in coma, who would be right there beside their hospital bed?

The answer to that question should tell them where to invest.

“If you were in Coma today, who will sit next to your bed until you wake up? You’ll know where to put your effort, energy and money” he added.

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