|Seydu and the Kondi|
|Seydu receiving 2002 International Afro Music Festival Award in Wurzburg, Germany for the album “Diamond Tears”. Senegalese Designer Oumou Sy, also received an award that year|
Last year I was at the Ministry of Development at Youyi building and i met Seydu in the corridor. He started a conversation with me out of the blue asking what work i did and i explained i was in the tv business. I guess creatives recognize each other…or maybe he stopped me cause i was cute.
Anyway, while he didn’t tell me he was a musician, he was happy to tell me all about his NGO Diamond Child, a children’s arts center that he had set up in Goderich to promote and resuscitate sierra leone arts and cultural education. I took his contact and promised to stop by to see the NGO but i never did.
And now almost a year later via a facebook message I’ve learned that the same Seydu who i had long since forgotten is a successful international artist based in Spain. He’s recorded two albums “Freetown” and “Diamond Tear” and is currently working on his third album “Papa’s Land” on Spanish Label Boa Records.
Seydu on Spanish TV
Seydu’s The Well from the album “Diamond Tears”
(birth name Anthony Zachariah Jalloh) was born in
For more on Seydu please visit his website: www.seydu.com
To learn about Seydu’s NGO Diamond child visit: www.diamond-child.org