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Artist ‘Slim’ out to fight drug abuse

By Ibrahim Jaffa Condeh

Songwriter James Covey aka ‘Slim’ has told Concord Entertainment in an exclusive interview that he has won the ‘Fight Drug Ambassador’, a program jointly organised by GOAL, European Union and Irish Aid with support from the Government of Sierra Leone. The event was held at the Miatta Conference Hall in Freetown in 2013.

Composer of the popular hit song ‘Snake Girl’, Slim has also recorded big hits like ‘Work Hard’, ‘Do for Love’, ‘Lovers Internship’ and a recent track on fighting drugs – which is in both video and audio. His sensitization program on drug abuse was successful and attracted huge attention and support from school-going children, the police and military officers.

“My late mother, Marion Lewis, was a music teacher at Ballanta Academy; she made me love and appreciate music as my career,” Slim said.

The artist boasts of a large fan base across the country.

“Thousands of my recorded CD cassettes have been hot cake in the market. My fight drug album preaches the message about the dangers of tobacco, alcohol, marijuana as well as the importance of healthy living,” he said.

“I started singing sometime in 2001 through the Sierra Leone Association of Musicians (SLAM) then under the leadership of Jimmy B. ‘Snake Girl’ was the best album in 2005/2006 and it hit the local music market big. The launch of the album attracted a jam-packed Attouga mini-stadium.”

He added: My message to all my fans is that I am working on a new album that will come out soon.”