On Sunday, December 20th, The President of The Gambia, His Excellency Alhaji Ya Yah Jammeh, invited renowned reggae singer Sizzla Kalonji and his delegation to his Juramba Farm in Kanilai. President Jammeh and Sizzla spent the day harvesting rice on a multi-acre rice field, introduced agricultural ventures, and discussed several issues around repatriations, reparations and education.
Kalonji made a commitment to be a musical ambassador for Gambia as well as serve as a bridge between Gambia and the Diaspora. He also proclaimed his desire to become an honorary citizen of Gambia. Among Sizzla’s goals for Gambia are to assist the music industry, build a studio for the youth, help the schools, build more hospitals, and in different areas of Gambia’s development.
He also advocated that President Jammeh open a Gambian Embassy in Jamaica. Sizzla Kalonji was also invited by the Minister of Information and Communication, Honorable Fatim Badjie as her chief guest at her wedding. The Major General of The Gambian Army also had an official meeting with Sizzla and his delegation where he presented Kalonji with an award for his work.