October 13, 2017 By Ishmael Sallieu Koroma
Sierra Leonean born US-based rapper and song writer, Dennis Bundu, popularly known as “Menace De General”, has on Saturday (7th October 2017) released a new music video titled “Save Salone”.
Speaking to Concord Times Newspaper in an exclusive interview, Menace De General said the song is about the challenges affecting the country, especially aspects of poverty, economic hardship and the struggles that our country faces on daily basis.
“I was recently in Sierra Leone where I did the ‘Save Salone’ video. During that visit, I was able to extend olive branches to children and people that were affected by the August 14 twin disasters,” Menace De General said. He added that even though he was in the country for a private business, he saw it as responsibility to help the oppressed.
He noted that with support from other well-meaning Sierra Leoneans living overseas, he was able to raise some amount of money which he used to purchase food and non-food items and donated them to Don Bosco Fambul and Kaningo camp.
The Sierra Leonean US-based rapper said whilst he was in Freetown he also visited the Old Skool and Juba camps, where he was able to meet with survivors and provide them with some items.
“The country needs us in such trying times because our role is to entertain them with our songs in order to console them. As Sierra Leoneans, we should be strong and always ready to save our beloved Sierra Leone,” he said.
He said the country is experiencing a huge challenge emanating from the Ebola epidemic and August 14 twin disaster-the flood and mudslide.
Highlighting some of the donated items, the US-based musician, in collaboration with his colleagues, were able to help victims of the August 14 disaster with three boxes of used clothes, including over 200 pairs of pants and tops, 54 pairs of slippers and sandals, 15 bags of 25kg rice, four bags of laundry soap, one cartoon of bathing soap, 12 packs of under wear, two cartoons of books which include 560 note books, amounting to US$1,200.
He encouraged other Sierra Leoneans living overseas to contribute to the development of the country, because according to him, it is direly in need of help.