April 1, 2020
By Hassan Gbassay Koroma
Sierra Leonean Musician, Joseph Amos Bangura (Mos-B) currently based in France, has in an exclusive interview with Concord Times expressed optimism that the world would surely win the fight against the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
He called on the public to have confidence in their leaders and inspire them to do more.
Mos-B recently released a sensitization song titled ‘ War against coronavirus’, in which he called on the world to have trust in the United Nations World Health Organization.
He said that as a musician he decided to use his voice to reach out to the world and raise awareness on the virus.
Mos-B,a singer, songwriter and performer, was born in Tonko Limba Chiefdom,Kambia District and holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Pop Music.
“I want the world to know that the coronavirus is real. The message I want to pass on is a message of hope that we will win this fight. We have to be confidence in our leaders to empower them to do more and also have faith in the World Health Organization, the United Nations and others,” he said.
He said in January after realizing the situation was getting worse in China and coming close to the French and Italian borders, he started contemplating on producing a sensitization song.
He stated that since his wife is a nurse and knew she will be involved in the fight, he got inspired more to write the song.
He said he recorded the guitars in his computer as he normally does and he improvised, noting that the improvisation in a one-take, gave him the words and the melody without writing down on paper.
He further told this medium that he has been a musician for over 20 years and that his first hit was a peace song titled ‘Sweet Salone’ which he performed for the Late President Tejan Kabba at his residence in the year 2000.
“I did title it in ‘War against Corona’, because as I told the British Broadcasting Corporation BBC and many other outlets out there that, a war is not when people die from guns. This is a war in which the doctors and the nurses have to fight the battle,” he said.
He further stated that after his interview with the BBC, the French Media interviewed him on the 11th of March and on the 17th of March the President of France also called a Press brief where he told the nation that “they are in a war.
He said during the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, he tried to do a song, but was sadly not released by the producer.
‘‘My song is already creating impact across the world. The French Media have called and thank me and also wrote about it in their Newspapers. A journalist working for CNN had also contacted me to be part of an upcoming new program.”