Sierra Leonean Yok 7 collaborating with Nigerian artist Teni in a new song
Sierra Niaja connection with two talented artists bringing you a new hit song..
▪︎Her name is Teniola Apata (stage name Teni) a singer, songwriter and entertainer from Nigeria, signed to Dr. Dolor Entertainment.
▪︎His name is Yusuf Kamara (stage name Yok 7), the God Father of hip hop, De Snyper, De Commander and De Don from Sierra Leone brought to you by the Noble Squad team.
This two artists are collaborating in a classic song called FIRE DANCER and is set to release soon this month.Watch out for the song everywhere online and on I Rep Salone.
About Yok 7
The Sierra Leone rapper known as YOK-7 which means, I am there (YOUR OBELUS KALEIDOSCOPE ) A BRIGHTLY COLORED FRAGMENTS OF THE UNIVERSE was born and raised in the Republic of Sierra Leone, in the Eastern part of the capital city of Freetown. Since childhood he was clearly marked gifted. He spent his youth listening to rappers like method man, Tupac, jay-z and DMX who are his main influences as hip hop artists.
He sharpened his skills as a rapper by entering rap battles throughout the providence in Sierra Leone, claiming his first victory on his very first attempt, since than he can’t put the mic down. He relocated to Guinea due to the civil war in Sierra Leone but still continue his passion for rapping. he began to seriously concentrate his efforts on his music career, by 1998, he joined a musical group called PLANET SOUNDS PRODUCTION, In 1999 they completed an album called “PLANET SOUNDS COMPILATION VOLUME 1” in which he have two songs, name “RIGHT UP AND HOW MANY” and also started his label best known as Nobel Squad as the CEO, the core principal of this label is distribution of Sierra Leone’s music all over the world, in a non-violent means and believing in individual talents and working together as one.
The buzz around this new talented rapper started to build and influential music industry insiders, such as owner of PARADISE RECORDS Jimmy Bangura commonly known as Jimmy-B., were sitting up and taking notice. In 2003 his first solo album called “PALAVA’ Containing the song “A-Bo” in Sierra Leone local dialect “Creole” making It the first ever rap song to be produced in local dialect in the history of music in Sierra Leone sign now under PARADISE RECORDS was release .
The album “PALAVA” was a turning point in his musical career giving him the venue to travel and perform in different European and different African country and relocating to china where he released another album in 2004 with his elder brother known as KOK. The album was called “RING N THE NAN” in China; with the group named RF CHORD which means Real Family Chord. At this point now, YOK7 was really building up a reputation as the one to watch in rap and hip hop.
He has continued to grow as an artist and he has been working with the best of the best producers in Sierra Leone. YOK7 was unstoppable he release another solo album called “LIFE AND DEATH”, “PACK N’ GO” Bobor For U Mot, TRUE LOVE, he was crowned the best artist by the PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD 2007, back to back 2011 and 2012 LAKE AWARDS winner as the best hip hop artist in SIERRA LEONE. He has been nominated for countless awards and recently won Best Rapper of the year 2017 at the 1st National Entertainments Awards in Sierra Leone. He was appointment as an Ambassador for Amnesty International, Sierra Leone.
He worked on campaign to “STOP THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN”, disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) particularly focusing on the problems of women in Liberia. “END MATERNAL MORTALITY IN SIERRALEONE”, but His true love for humanity showed when together with some of his colleague artists raised to unit in peace, calling themselves “ARTISTS UNITED FOR PEACE BUILDING IN SIERRALEONE” went on a tour for sensitization campaign to enhance the peace community among the Sierra Leone’s people’s party (SLPP), All people’s congress (APC) and the people’s movement for democratic change (PMDC) sponsored by the United Nations mission in Sierra Leone and the government of Sierra Leone.
Yok7 relocate to the United State with the sole purpose of improving and expanding his skills to continue his quest to conquer and educate the youth mind on none-business skills to improve Sierra Leone music violence and to manufacture more c world. He currently release another album called FACE TO FACE which he lunch in a sold out audience in Maryland and is currently touring the states. At this point, He wants his fans and love ones to know there is so much in store it will blow their minds.