Biography of Kracktwist and Samza of KSI Management
Frank Samza Serry is a Sierra Leonean by blood, born to both Sierra Leonean parents. He is temne by tribe and grew up with a family of six siblings.
He attended the same institution for both his primary and secondary education; in Tintafor lungi known as Saint Augustine were he attained BECE and WASSCE levels. Samza and Kracktwist were friends from a young age, it was those days that they were both showing their interests for music through occasional freestyles. After being successful in his early education, Samza propelled to NJALA university. It was in university that Samza began to show his real passion for making music.
He was involved in many rap battle competitions, winning a huge percentage of them, were his fame began to rise. He’s an authentic krio style of rap (which he believes was irresistible) is what he was known for, together with Kracktwist. They decided to form a studio and build a musical group called BTC (Best talent collaboration) which featured Base one, Kracktwist, Samza, Latifa and Skull p. Hence BTC was a musical group and each artist is liable to go Solo. Kracktwist & Samza decided to collaborate and work as one; as they would always work together, sharing ideas, when building a new song.
The first song Samza recorded as a member of BTC was actually a song titled Free Born and it was done at freedom records in Bo Town, produced by Solo. Samza who is known for the slogan “hmmmmba” believes that the style (authentic krio with a blend of temne) that he brings to the Salone music Industry is unique. By observing the trends, he feels that he has a role to play and works hard to achieve his targets. Early 2017 Samza was signed to the prestigious KME (Kabaka Multimedia Entertainment) label alongside other artists, and have been releasing hits ever since. One of these includes the major hit song Thop.
In 2017, Samza together with his friend and mentor, krackTwist made an international collaboration with Senegal artist – Fafadi. They have also worked with big Sierra Leonean artists such as Abizzy, Shadow Boxxer and other top KME artists. In 2018 Kracktwist & Samza won the NEA Award as the Best group in the country and other awards. In March 2019 they released their second Album at the Radisson Blu Garden in Freetown. Which was very successful; making available 4 promotional songs like, Wi Jonkshon, Respect ft Shadow Boxer, Same life Remix featuring many Sierra Leone famous rappers.
Even though Samza is financially stable, he still has the feeling that he would enter the accounting field practising what he studied at university.
Ishmael Kamara who is popularly known as kracktwist whose birthday is on the 31st May in the western part of Freetown (Lumley), came from a very religious family as his father is a respectable religious leader of his community which served as a challenge to his music career.
He is from the Mandingo tribal community He attended the lucins preparatory school were he attained his NPSE level; propelled to the Prince of wales secondary school where he attained his BECE and WASSCE level; then went to the Njala University where he attained his first degree with honors in accounting His music career officially started in Njala University were he met Samza and Base One who were the pioneers in forming the team “BTC”. Kracktwist’s first song was actually a group song titled ”Free Born”. This song served as the motivating factor to his career, as he did extremely well on that song.
Later he moved on and recorded a hit single titled ”University Love”, the negativity of his engineers attitude resulted in him producing songs for himself, therefore acquiring engineering skills in the process. He was spotted by the west African family in 2014 by the Ceo and founder of WAF Ent.(JAY BO) and they were signed as a sub label of WAF Ent, BTC/WAF Ent Kracktwist and his partner Samza decided to release the famous album titled ”SAME LIFE”, were they started of by recording a hit single titled ”PA ALAKI”.
Followed by the song ”SAME LIFE NORMORE”, which is arguably the breakthrough single of the popular kracktwist. He is presently one of Sierra Leone illest rapper proudly known for a slogan “Warsasieeeeee”. He believes he is a legend because he sees no competition; his raps skills can make you laugh, be educated and recognise greatness.
In early 2017 along with Samza, he signed to the prestigious label KME (Kabaka Multimedia Entertainment), with 5 other artists. He has since been realeasing hits including the song title “Thop” which was released late 2017 and a new banger titled “Heng Am” and “My Life” In March 2019 they released their second Album at the Radisson Blu Garden in Freetown. Which was very successful; making available 4 promotional songs like, Wi Jonkshon, Respect ft Shadow Boxer, Same life Remix featuring many Sierra Leone famous rappers.