• Sierra Leone: Musician allegedly censored due to political song

    Popular musician Emmerson Bockarie claims the government has banned him from playing a concert in Sierra Leone capital Freetown and a radio DJ has said that his station manager told him to not play the artist’s latest hit ‘Munku Boss Pan Matches’ (‘A Kid in a Candy Store’), a 15-minute song that criticises the government […]
  • Sierra Leone: Death threats to musicians

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Sierra Leone: Death threats to musicians Two well-known musicians in Sierra Leone wrote a song in support of a political party. Soon after they received death threats from their political opponents and had to go in hiding. The so-called ‘musicalisation of the political scene’ turned into a dangerous enterprise for the composers of […]
  • Sierra Leone: Interview with Daddy Saj

    ARTICLE ##PagePublishedLong## Sierra Leone:‘Lyrical warrior’ speaks about censorship Freemuse interviewed Sierra Leone’s superstar Daddy Saj in August 2007 to learn more about why he was imprisoned in 2004 after publishing a song about corruption.By John Sahr Sahid, freelance journalist and writer– reporting for Freemuse from Freetown in Sierra Leone Many musicians in Sierra Leone have […]
  • Sierra Leone: Musicians stopped from entering the political arena

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Sierra Leone: Musicians stopped from entering the political arena A performance with one of Sierra Leone’s most popular artists, K-Man, was stopped. As a supporter of the ruling party, he finds himself caught in an on-going debate in the country as to whether it should be forbidden for musicians to be politically active […]
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