“Yagba Dem” my last hit is a masterpiece and is loved all across Sierra Leone. I am the first and the last King of Hip-Hop. I did not give myself this name. It is my fans that gave me this title because that is what they think of me.”
These were the words of Sierra Leone’s most outstanding figure in Hip-Hop R&B music, Denis Amara Turay aka Kao Denero.
He was speaking in an exclusive interview with this press. He went on to say that he does not consider himself to be in competition with any artist because he is on a pedestal of his own that he has respect for his rivals in the music industry.
He maintained however that he considers all Sierra Leonean artists as kings and indeed queens in their own right. He added that he will like to see local artists becoming better through empowerment and supported by the relevant authorities for them to excel and exhibit their talents better.
He said after his November 30, 2018 tenth album launching at the National Stadium he would be henceforth be concentrating on taking his stuff international and exploring other avenues of Hip-Hip, adding that he is calling on other artists not to imitate others but to try and create their own personal branding which he believes would take them where they want to go.
He maintained that reaching the point where he is today has not been easy but a journey of hard work and urged his colleagues in the music industry to work hard and never give up and further urged them to respect one another.
He stated that his upcoming album launch will be explosive as it would comprise of both foreign and local talented artists that would keep fans happy from 9pm to 4am. He used the opportunity to prevail on his numerous fans to respect law and order as the police and military would be in attendance to maintain law and order.