-as she unveils debut single video
May 29, 2017 By Ibrahim Tarawallie
One of Sierra Leone’s leading female musicians has vowed to make sure that the country’s traditional music is taken to another level by letting people know the rich culture and customs.
Jane Peters last Thursday (May25) unveiled her debut video single titled: ‘Massa Keh’ at the Cube Restaurant in Freetown, under the Jane Peters Entertainment. ‘Massa Keh’ is typical traditional song about universal values and emotions, focusing more on love, passion and intrigue.
Speaking during the official unveiling, Ms. Peters said: “As a proud Sierra Leonean singer, I want to be bringing more of our rich culture to the national and international community. Our traditions and cultures are rich, valuable and something deeply entrenched in our DNA.”
She stated that the song is celebrating the mix of fabulous cultures and customs the country can boast of, and that it is the very first song in the history of the country to have six languages in it.
According to her, her team is rich in ideas to make the change needed to take the country’s traditional music to a level that would be appreciated by everyone.
“This is not my first song but this is a single called “Massa Keh”. There is a lot more to come. I am confident my song will bring a change and add feathers to the Sierra Leonean. I want to be unique and my music is special,” she said.
With regards her music career, Ms. Peters stated that she has been singing for as long as she could remember and that her passion for music has never faded, as it has been a positive driving in her.
She said her study about music for three years at the Balanta Academy of Music in Sierra Leone in correspondence with the Royal school of Music in the United Kingdom increase her passion for music.
She boasted of winning several awards, both nationally and international in music and activism in the past and also performed in huge variety of events, citing The Gambia and Morocco.
“I am a professional musician and in this day and age, if anyone wants to be a success, one must be professional. I am also a working class serving as the national Coordinator for the International Education and Resource Network and Director for the Kennedy Youth Exchange and Study Program. So let no one fool that music is for only dropouts or unsuccessful people,” she noted.
Chief Executive Officer of Transnational Sierra Leone limited, Dr. Adonis Abboud, who release the video assured of his continued support, adding, “I decided to be the chief launcher because I believe in Jane Peters and her debut single video. Let me promise you of my support at all times.”