ECOFEST... 16th November
Salone to Host Five Nation Music Explosion
Sierra Leone will host some of Africa’s biggest names in music on the 16th November 2018.
A stellar line-up from Nigeria, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone is set to thrill music fans at the National Stadium – with melodies that have graced every event on the continent and beyond.
Though a list of artists from each of the five countries is not yet released for the show, the organizers, Sierra Leone’s Kabaka MultiMedia Entertainment and Ghana's Empire Entertainment have promised a cracker.
KME, arguably the biggest record label in Sierra Leone had its international debut in June this year when the entire KME crew and three guest artists from Sierra Leone made a solid representation of the Green White and Blue at the popular “Ghana Meets Naija” hosted at the prestigious Fantasy Dome in Accra. The presence of Sierra Leones's First Lady Fatima Bio, an entertainment stakeholder in the movie industry probably added glitz to the event but some observers actually agreed Sierra Leone 'cast' outperformed some of their West African counterparts.
Empire Entertainment is no strangers to organizing big music events in the continent and showbiz pundits have already likened the KME/Empire collaboration to a “volcanic eruption” whose ash and molten magma would be felt across the continent.
*“ECOFEST can pass as a ‘re-loaded version’ of Ghana Meets Naija and every artist brought in is a household name in the continent and the subregion. We are concluding the formalities and very soon, we will unveil the list of those artists that would be gracing a purpose-built stage at the National Stadium”* said a confident and smiling CEO of KME, Abubakar Turay aka Kabaka. The Kabaka, a lawyer by profession has remained the face of his record label with a group of highly talented artists whose songs have not failed to make an impact each time they are released. He was particularly pleased that for the very first time, Sierra Leone will be playing host to musicians from five countries acclaimed for their musical dexterity.
Turay aims to use entertainment as a medium to change the narrative of his country; *"Music has greatly shaped the destinies of many nations. It is Sierra Leone’s turn to show Africa that we can be the best in music in terms of talent and artistic abilities, and it’s time to tell our own positive stories by ourselves.”*
Perhaps, no one is more enthusiastic than KME’s Manager – Dudu. Dudu is optimistic the event will blaze the trail for a musical redemption for Sierra Leone after a period of an ill-fated decline.
7th September 2018
GHANA, GUINEA, NIGERIA, and LIBERIA top musicians to storm National Stadium
Sierra Leone’s leading record label, Kabaka Multimedia and Entertainment (KME) is well set to perform a lifetime wonder in the entertainment sector as it is poised to once more surprise the people of Sierra Leone in November with the first ever "ECOFEST" Music Festival live in Sierra Leone starring Africa's all-time Internationally recognized and hits makers to be live in Freetown. Stars from countries likeGHANA, GUINEA, NIGERIA, and LIBERIA will battle it out with their Sierra Leonean counterparts under the KME Label and a host of other local musicians. Although the names of top musicians in the above countries will soon be released, KME Officials say the event will be first of its kind in Sierra Leone.
“KME is aimed at producing the best in the Sierra Leone music and entertainment industry,” says Lawyer Abu Bakarr Turay, (popularly known as Kabaka) KME’s Chief Executive Officer, and added that KME has a short history in the Sierra Leone Entertainment Industry and has been most impactful in terms of successes scored in such a short time. “No doubt our brand name is now a household name and we can boast of a record label that has millions of fans at home and abroad,” Kabaka remarked.
Lawyer Kabaka said his vision is to see young people develop and grow to a meaningful height in society. He said his company has artists drawn from all regions of the country. He pointed out that the growth of the entertainment industry will significantly boost the growth of the economy and also transform the country’s tourism and culture, adding that currently, the entertainment industry needs someone with the pedigree and integrity to give the industry a facelift. He further said that KME supports capacity building and revealed that one of theirs (Young Lee) was sent to Nigeria to study how to mix and master songs.
After an exceptionally successful launch, KME no doubt had taken up the mantle of reviving Sierra Leonean music and entertainment in an unrivaled fashion. With about nine (9) local artists having seven (7) permanently resident in Freetown, KME songs are making the greatest hits across the country and making waves in the international scene. Their biggest hit last year 2017 was a non-violence election theme song called “Thop” that topped all charts since it was released. Another Famous hit "Kam Ya", has been the darling of all ladies and was also top of our local charts for months. In their first compilation, KME released twenty-one (21) songs and its album has been tagged as most successful in the past five years based on song quality and acceptability amongst all cadres. The compilation is garnered with exceptional variety and has songs from various genres.
The music “Korkordor”, which was released this year, is one of the most cherished songs released by the Music Label.
KME Artistes (Rozzy, Markmuday, Blesz, Krack Twist and Samza, Future K, I-Tribe and MIC) have been busy working out to give the lasting positive image to Salone Entertainment such as has never been seen before. The talents are brilliant. The enthusiasm is great. The atmosphere charged with anticipation as every song now that drops from their studios get the greatest welcome knowing they have successfully achieved value and a brand name to protect. KME’s regalia is most popular amongst all brands currently in the country and have, therefore, heeded the calls of numerous supporters and fans to do their end of year music festival at the National Stadium.
©The Calabash Newspaper
31st August 2018
KME to Host Ghana Meets Naija Show.
This week KME CEO “Kabaka” met with the Gem in Ghana Entertainment industry Bola Ray.
Ghana Meets Naija, a popular entertainment program around Africa and Europe will be hosted by KME this November 2018.
KME artistes will be performing at the Ghana Meets Naija Show coming May 2018 in Ghana.
KME has been given the franchise to host the Show in Sierra Leone. If you don’t believe in Kabaka’s vision, then you doubt his God.
February 2rd 2018.
Xmas Day KMEbration Beach Fiesta 25th December 2017.
KME has a short history in the Sierra Leone Entertainment Industry and has been most impactful in terms of successes scored in such a short time. No doubt our brand name is now a household name and we can boast of a record label that has millions of fans at home and abroad. After an exceptionally successful launch in April, which was covered by HIp Tv of DSTV and aired for over a week, KME no doubt had bore the mantle of reviving Sierra Leonean music and entertainment in an unrivaled fashion. With about nine(9) local artistes having seven(7) permanently resident in Freetown, our songs are making the greatest hits across the country and making waves in the international scene. The biggest hit so far for the year 2017 a non-violence election theme song called “Thop” has topped all charts since its release for nearly three weeks in a row. Another Famous hit "Kam Ya", has been the darling of all ladies and was also top of our local charts for nearly two months. In our first compilation, we released twenty-one(21) songs and our album has been tagged as most successful in the past five years based on song quality and acceptability amongst all cadres. The compilation is garnered with exceptional variety and has songs from various genres.
Our Artistes (Rozzy, Markmuday, Blesz, Krack Twist and Samza, Future K and MIC) have been busy working out to give the lasting positive image to Salone Entertainment such as has never been seen before. The talents are brilliant. The enthusiasm is great. The atmosphere charged with anticipation as every song now that drops from our studios gets the greatest welcome knowing we have successfully achieved value and a brand name to protect. Our regalia is most popular amongst all brands currently in the country. We have therefore heeded the calls of our numerous supporters and fans to do our end of year music festival at the Lumley Beach. This event will take place on Christmas Day which is 25Th December this year and has been tagged Xmas KMEbration Beach Fiesta holding at the Aberdeen/Lumley Beach locality.
The event will not only revive, but will also resuscitate our entertainment industry as we welcome thousands of our brothers and sisters from the diaspora. It’s Christmas and there it calls for nothing but celebrations for everyone.
KME New Songs RELEASE Updates
The management of Kabaka Multimedia & Entertainment (KME) wants to alert it's fans to be on the lookout for five (5) new songs.
SONGS AND ARTISTS
🎧Roll Up- DJ Alman X Blesz, Rozzy & MIC
🎧What you want- MIC X Rozzy
🎧Oyama- Future K X I-Tribe
🎧My Love is Your Love- Markmuday X Rozzy & Collabo
KME to release new Clothing Collections
KME now has made available series of its regalia for its fans, you can now own a KME regalia. Infact they are now the most sought after and have become an emblem or a proudly Sierra Leonean product. Place your order now for your customized KME wears.
SALCAB in Collaboration with KME on a nationwide Fiber Optic sensitization tour.
SALCAB in Collaboration with KME embarks on a nationwide sensitization tour. The dates are as follows; KENEMA 22nd, BO 23rd, PORT LOKO 24th, and MAKENI 25th...Unu get ready. KME is going to storm these cities to educate about the Fiber Optic project including the University and Schools Connectivity program.
Blesz to release two new video's
He's arguably one of the best pop Artist in recent times, making waves in the frontier of Sierra Leone music.
Signed to the prestigious KME label, he proved his nack for excellence, distinct depth and exceptional talent years back with hit songs like MUNKU, BANANA etc. In this season we are blessed as the co-"KAM YA" crooner, the " MR. Call me Kabaka ar go dae dae for you..." treats his fans again with his soothing voice and mind-captivating lyrics. it is a classic song done in collaboration with one of his contemporaries in the KME label by the name SAMZA. It's a new hit Song & Video, BLESZ is set to thrill all his fans and potential ones with two(20) dynamic videos “Abie” and " TAKE MY LOVING". Song and video directed by the multi-talented Blesz.
POWERED BY @ OFFICIAL KME
FB: Blesz D Blesz
SnapC: Blesz D Blesz
Rozzy's tour to Egypt and U.S.A
Rosemarie Bayor, popularly known as ROZZY is hoisting the Sierra Leone Flag on an international event all the way in Cairo, Egypt.
The CEO of Merck foundation Dr Rasha Kelej officially invited our Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation Mrs Zuliatu Cooper and our very own spectacular music sensation in modern times Rozzy, who happened to be the only artist chosen from the whole of Africa to be honoured with the esteemed task of recording the theme song for the just concluded conference at the "Dusit Thani" hotel conference hall.
Also she'll be performing infront of plethora of first ladies and other dignitaries from around Africa and other parts of the world later this evening.
"The Merck Foundation is a philanthropic organization that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people and advance their lives through science and technology"
The diplomatic entourage departed from Sierra Leone, Lungi International Airport, transited in Casablanca and finally arrived in Cairo.
KME RADIO “Choice FM 93.5”
KME recently acquired the greater shares in “Choice FM 93.5” radio station with total acquisition to be done very soon. Choice FM was identified as one of the most listened to radio station within the western area, thus making it a perfect fit to help in the promotion of KME music/products and the dissemination of useful information for the development of the nation.
The radio advertising industry was a billion dollar market in 2012, according to IBISWorld, a marketing research firm. KME will grab this opportunity to sell its products and sell air time to advertisers, create essential entertainment programs that will generate revenue.
Thop (New release)
The undisputed hit-crooners by the name KrackTwist & Samza drop a brand new hit-single and banger titled "THOP". a song bound to resound across the nation's airwaves with it's super-irresistible beat and explicit lyrics. it is a complete epitome of artistry, void of any political undertone.
Produce by: Dj Alman
MIC releases "Oba Ya" featuring KrackTwist & Samza
KME's most recent signee MIC is set to release a major single bound to thrill not just Sierra Leoneans but every believer of the African rhythmic potentials and our sea of talents. He features his two lyrical mentors in the persons of KrackTwist and Samza in a prolific song with mindblowing wordplay called "OBA YA".