Khady Black

Songwriter, Musical Artist

1980 –

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Who is Khady Black?

Khadyja Fofana better known by her stage name Khady Black is a Sierra Leonean rastafarian and Roots reggae musician. She is Sierra Leone's first international female reggae artist. Khady Black sings mainly in English, Krio and in her native Mandinka language.

Because of her style of singing, many refer to Black as a social activist whose songs address key issues affecting Sierra Leone’s youth and in particular women. Her lyrics, which poke fun of real life situations like calling for education of youths in her "Mr. Government" song and teasing black women who get caught up in wearing skin-lightening creams in “Cosmetic Girls” is a testament of Khady Black’s satirical genius. Like other Rastafarian, Khady Black is a huge fan of Jamaican international Reggae star Bob Marley. Khady Black is getting ready to release her new and nationally anticipated album called Flying With Jah Love, with her new record label Black Records.

In June 2005, Khady Black released her debut album Mr. Government at the National Stadium in Freetown in front of thousands of fans. The album was a huge success in Sierra Leone and internationally. In November 2005, Khady Black won the TBS Music Award held in Freetown, Sierra Leone for Best Reggae Album - Mr. Government.

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Born
Jun 21, 1980
Sierra Leone
Ethnicity
  • Mandinka people
  • Mandingo people of Sierra Leone
Profession

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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