Gambia: The Gambia’s Six Most Viewed Music Videos Of 2017

Hits: 72722017 was unarguably a great year for many Gambian musicians. Dozens of new music videos were released and some of them garnered hundreds of thousands of views on the American video sharing website, YouTube. In this edition of What’s On-Gambia , we bring you the five most watched videos of the year. Bijirr Bajarr – O Boy and Gambian Child First on our list is O Boy and Gambian Child’s Bijirr Bajarr , which was uploaded on YouTube in October. It garnered more than 200,000views in less than two…

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Breaking News: Girl Sets Brother’s House on Fire!

Hits: 7573A Bakau Kachikally girl is under investigation after she allegedly set her brother’s house ablaze simply because she was upset that he seized some of her clothes and makeup products. Kumba Jaiteh, who is said to be in her early 20s, carried out the act when her brother, Modou Lamin Jaiteh was at work. A family member who contacted What’s On-Gambia revealed: “She stole her brother’s money amounting to D10, 500 and disappeared. Modou Lamin decided to seize some of her clothes and makeup products. “While he was away,…

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Gambia: Amie Bojang Sissoho mocked online after BBC interview blunder

Hits: 7287Amie Bojang Sissoho has been widely mocked on social media after an excruciating interview that saw her failing to sufficiently answer questions about President Barrow’s decision to sack Mai Fatty. The State House press director was being interviewed by BBC’s Esau Williams and on several times struggled to explain why the interior minister was sent packing. When asked whether the president has given any reason for his decision, she replied: “All I have been given and I know is that he has been relieved of his duties and that’s…

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Gambia: Here is what actually happened after Mai’s sacking

Hits: 7362President Adama Barrow abruptly fired Interior Minister Mai Ahmad Fatty last week, in a move that has left more questions than answers. Mai was among the political leaders who formed the opposition coalition that ended former President Jammeh’s 22-year-old rule. He is the first minister to be sacked by Barrow. Here are three things that happened shortly after he was sent packing. Darboe and Fatoumatta Tambajang tried to intervene A reliable source revealed to What’s On-Gambia that the president sacked Mai Fatty without informing his cabinet. Shortly after Foreign…

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Gambia: How GSM Providers are now helping Police Catch Thieves

Hits: 4692As the crime rates escalate to unprecedented levels, so is the Gambia Police Force stepping up its game to salvage the nation from the claws of the undesirable elements in the society. The GSM providers are playing a crucial role in this crusade as the Police can now rely on them to provide mobile caller locations in theft cases. A source close to the Police Headquarters in Banjul revealed that significant progress has been made in nabbing criminals especially those that are seasoned thieves due to the cooperation they…

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Gambia: Mass Resignation Hits GRTS!

Hits: 2730More than five senior staff members of the Gambia Radio and Television Services (GRTS) have resigned suddenly, including famous news anchor, Abdoulie Badjie. According to an insider who spoke to What’s On-Gambia, one of the main reasons why they left is because they have lost confidence in the new management led by Director General Ebrima Sillah. “People are leaving for better jobs. The situation at GRTS is so bad under Sillah that the best young ones are leaving. There is no promotion and Sillah is seemingly more interested in…

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President Barrow’s leaked e-mail to Hon. Halifa Sallah

Hits: 2634Hi Halifa, I am writing this e-mail myself, President Barrow. This not written by any of my staff in my office. This is me, President Barrow. How are you and madam? In your interview with journalists yesterday at the airport, I heard you say you going to respond to my press release against you. Please Halifa don’t do that. Mai was behind the press release but it was written by one of my permanent secretaries called Lamin Ceesay. I was not happy about it. Halifa, I will never ever…

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How lying to BBC ruined Silky Crise’s music career

Hits: 2458Silky Crise had a wonderful start in his music career, but following his infamous interview with the BBC, he gradually faded away from the limelight. During his interview with the British public service broadcaster, the singer made some pretty large claims about the role he played during the political crises that brought an end to Jammeh’s 22-year-old rule. He claimed his song, Red Card , was used by opponents of the former president during last year’s presidential campaign. “People started using it during the campaign. Red Card is like…

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EXCLUSIVE: Former President Jammeh speaks from exile

Hits: 2720Speaking to What’s On-Gambia from Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, where he lives in exile, former President ‘Sheikh Professor Alhaji Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh Babili Mansa said he’s not hopeful about The Gambia’s future under Adama Barrow’s leadership. What’s On-Gambia: It’s been a while, Your Excellency! Jammeh: Alhamdulillah. Alhamdulillah. Alhamdulilah. As you can see, I am living a very quiet, but happy life here on the outskirts of Malabo. Now, I am a full-time farmer. I hope before you leave, you would visit my farm. Saul Badjie, you remember him? Yes, Your…

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Hamat Bah tears up while paying tribute to Halifa and Seedia

Hits: 2624The Minister of Culture and Tourism and the leader of the National Reconciliation Party, Hon. Hamat Bah was among the ministers that recently appeared before the National Assembly to answer questions pertaining to their ministries. During his opening speech, the outspoken minister broke down in tears when he thanked PDOIS’s Halifa Sallah and Seedia Jatta for their sacrifices before, during and after the formation of the Opposition Coalition that successfully removed Jammeh from power. “Madam Speaker, let me, first of all, extend my very sincere greetings to my very…

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