Innocent vs Photocopy Innocent – who sang “Mr Fine Boy”?

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Sierra Leonean singer/song writer - Innocent
Sierra Leonean singer/song writer - Innocent

 

UPDATE: Earlier today we reported that Innocent had released a new song in support of the SLPP.  On his facebook page however, Innocent says that there is “photo copy Innocent”, an impostor trying to sing like him. This has left many questioning the authorship of “Mr Fine Boy”.  Did the SLPP hire this impostor to compose Mr Fine Boy, or is Innocent refusing to take authorship of Mr Fine Boy because he fears being pressured? Listen to the original “Gi Dem Notice” and “Mr Fine Boy” and you tell us if you know who the artist is?

 

Sierra Leonean singer Innocent aka “the political genius”, best known for his 2007 pro-All People’s Congress single ‘Gi dem notice’ has released another politically inspired song. However, in this new track, Innocent is singing against the APC government and in favor of the current SLPP opposition leader Maada Bio.

Using the same beat and rhythm of ‘Gi dem notice’, Innocent is now calling for change.

“Dis tem around bo the baton for change. oona day make lek monkey.  En na so oona dey play wi gonni Ah bin feel to say di country go sweet. Oona lef wi, wi dey change”, he sings.

Later on in the song Innocent talks about the rising price of rice, corruption, cronyism, and a government that he says has disappointed the people. Several times during the song he also references lines from Emmerson’s “Yesterday Betteh Pass Tiday”, “Borbor Belleh”, and “Borbor Pain” .

Many of the issues brought up in the song are factual to some extent. But one line that will resonate with many poor and working Sierra Leoneans is the simple truth that “wan bag rice na 160,000”.

It will be interesting to see how APC supporters react to Innocent now that he is no longer singing their party’s praises.

I’m sure that in a matter of weeks another artist will release a song to counter this one.

As long as we restrict di call name and discourse to music and we can all accept different political views, den leh di case wam!

While oona go di politik wi go dey dance en shake wes to di musik.

 

  • YB

    Poor imitation. How could Vicki be fooled that this clown is Innocent

  • PM

    Truly speaking, this is not Innocent, The SLPP has finally fail again on their move for power, this is NOT making any sense very ironical.

  • James Amara

    This is a lie and Innocent might take court action. You’ve grown so cheap that you even commit impersonation with even batting an eyelid.

  • P.F.J.

    Relay A.P.C is a disappointed to the people of Serra Leone. The cost of a bag of rice for the grass root or poor ones, before in the days off S.L.P.P it was Le60,000 now 160,000 and 180,000 if the people of Sierra Leone alow the A.P.C for the next 5 years the will buy rice for Le 250,000.

  • joe

    wtf is wrong with you guys this president has being best the best we ever have since pa pa sheki and vicky it is shame on you for you to even report this without confirming the voice

  • don coleone

    No jobs, no food and no money. I wonder what makes a president the best president when he cant even provide the most basic needs of his people.

  • Paul Arthur Williams

    Who cares for the singer, only the vibes that matters as the real true Salone today? The REDEEMER turned (THE DECEIVER) of the people who entrusted in him as their leader when he took over Ahmed Kabbah. Let’s vote for a new direction” that will help us build ‘ a better Sierra Leone’ for our people who are today suffering under a Government bereft of ideas, trapped in corruption, nepotism, regionalism, incompetence, mendacity, and selfish power hungry leadership. Not who you want to be President but who in the list would most change the direction of Mama Salone today, keeps no sacred cows in their back yards. A zero tolerance of State criminals. Maintain full law and order of our beloved country and treat everyone the same. No division between the North and South or East and West(1 country,1 people)

  • Mohamed B. Mansaray

    I listened to the song and it doesn’t take me 10 seconds to realise it wasn’t Innocent’s voice