Death of artist Amadou Diallo alias Billy Boy

Death of artist Amadou Diallo alias Billy Boy
Death of artist Amadou Diallo alias Billy Boy
Death of artist Billy Boy de Goudomp

While some families were preparing this morning to participate in the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the sinking of the Joola, the news of the unexpected disappearance of the musician artist fell like a cleaver on the heads of the populations of the region, in particular those of Goudomp, his hometown.

A key element of the world of arts and culture has passed away after a long illness which had nailed him to his hospital bed in Ziguinchor.

Artist-musician and composer, Amadou Diallo alias Billy Boy, very famous with his famous hit ”Kermendeng” left an indelible mark on Casamance music. He is also very well known in the sub-region, particularly in Gambia and Guinea Bissau, where he rubbed shoulders with the presidents of these two countries, galvanizing their activists during their electoral campaign with the rhythmic beauty of his songs.

The populations of Goudomp, in turmoil and sadness will, this afternoon, accompany him to his final resting place.

After the death of Omar Mané, Goudomp sees the musical voice of one of his sons go out forever.

Author: Paul FAYE Correspondent-Seneweb-Sédhiou – Seneweb.com

The article is in French

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