There was a brief moment of sunshine as Sierra Leonean music legend Bunny Mack, who suddenly passed away two months ago was honoured at the Sierra festival in the UK.
SierraFest or ‘Salone in the Park’ as its commonly known is a veritable explosion of music, arts and creativity that takes place in London every year. The festival prides itself on blending kids’ and adults’ experiences through funfair activities and a diverse musical line-up of Sierra Leonean acts.
With an audience of about 15,000 Serra Leoneans present at the festival held at Burgess park in London this year, son of the legend Kris MacComack humbly accepted the award for exceptional service and commitment on behalf of his late father.
In his acceptance speech Kris expressed that he was pleased and very appreciative of the gesture of the organisers and the Sierra Leonean community in general.
Bunny Mack was a popular musician who gained worldwide fame in 1981 when he debuted his famous disco hit “ Let me love me” ,which made him a global figure in popular early years Afrobeat culture and for decades to come.
This award from the Sierra Leone friendship association (SLFA UK) was to recognise Mr Bunny Macks involvement within the festivals organisation and to show that his presence within our community will be greatly missed.