By Dawda Sarge
With countless radio-friendly hits, MTV features, numerous nominations, outstanding awards, socio-conscious artivism, and a new Gambian/Nollywood produced movie-making rounds in various African countries just to name a few.
Omid Wisdom releases a new thought-provoking single, ‘Gambiano Labaluwo’ or Gambian Lives Matter. It features 4 prominent Gambian stars. Og Log, Sparklyn Black, Hussein Dada and Bigg Faa. His music is available for streaming on all various streaming platforms accessible to Gambians by such as Youtube and Audiomack by simply searching Omid Wisdom. Gambiano La baluwo is the kind of food for thought music the people are craving for.
Omid Wisdom’s name is not new to the music and entertainment scene in the Gambia. With the most talked about occurrence of 2020, the Corona Pandemic, artistes have contributed their quota in speaking on the subject with Omid Wisdom’s controversial Corona song also on everyone’s radar. Receiving heavy rotation on radio stations as well as being censored on certain TV stations such as QTV, Omid Wisdom has been known to shift the paradigm differently. More than a few heads will gravitate to it.
A song that is guaranteed to be on the lips of every Gambian citizen, ‘Gambiano Labaluwo’ urges Gambians to not be quiet concerning the truth that Gambian Lives Matter and directs this concern towards the politicians. It is a song mention worthy of every Gambian media platform as it touches on the very critical subject matter concerning every Gambian at the moment. The fate of the country, the direction of its politics vis a vis it’s citizenry’s well being.
He continues to be one of the most respected artists to grace the Gambian soil with his multitalented display of musical styles, his influence, his relevance crossing boundaries in its representation of himself, his fans and the world. A simple Omid Wisdom in Google’s search box opens up more than a surprise box into the work of one stated by vox populi, the people, as the voice of the Gambia. Literally due to his very special and unique sounding voice, mentioned on MTV’s website a few years ago as an “act to watch out for on the global music scene”. Various local and international publications continue to uphold his consistency in the unswerving nature of his ‘food for thought music’ surviving and thriving in an industry filled with what many will call ‘fast food music’. Even when delivered lightheartedly in his songs like Chewing Gum Baby.
Omid Wisdom can also be contacted on his social media platforms for networking purposes or via email email@example.com for bookings, interviews, guest lists and further inquiries. His artiste management; Money Empire (www.moneyempiregroup.com) is the first stop for Omid Wisdom related material. You can also follow Omid Wisdom on Instagram @omidwisdom
I personally cannot wait for what Omid Wisdom has next in store for us.