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Tay Grin flies flag in Sierra Leone

Tay Grin last Saturday joined several other African stars to entertain close to 70,000 people at the Eco Festival in Sierra Leone.

The ‘Chipapapa’ star said yesterday he was back from the festival with more lessons and that he had also managed to connect with different artists for collaborations.

“The festival organisers pulled together some of Africa’s hottest talent to perform at the annual Eco Festival in Sierra Leone,” Tay Grin said.

Some of the artists who performed at the festival include Diamond Platnumz from Tanzania, Slimcase from Nigeria and Jose Chameleone from Uganda.

“The idea was to connect African talent so that we can collaborate, but also for their country to promote the music industry,” he said.

Tay Grin said he managed to sell Malawi to Sierra Leone through his performance and that he was looking forward to more of such opportunities.

“As I indicated earlier, I connected with a lot of artists and promoters from various countries and so, I am also looking at more opportunities across the continent and beyond,” he said.

Tay Grin said it was important for artists to perform in festivals in that they help in promoting ones career as well as growing the brand.

“I was truly honoured by the festival organisers as I performed just before Diamond Platnumz closed the festival,” he said.

The rapper said he was looking forward to releasing new music which he described as fruits from the festival.

“Before the festival, we had a welcome cocktail but I enjoyed every moment. I gave the audience a dosage of ‘Kanda’, ‘Lubwa’, ‘Tola’, and ‘Tabu’, a new single with I Tribe, who is a big artist in Sierra Leone,” he said.

Tay Grin said people were hungry for African music and called on fellow African and Malawian artists to work together.

“There power in unity and so, as artists in Africa and Malawi, we need to work together and push music to the world,” he said.

Tay Grin has since said that he would next year be touring Europe and Africa.

The maiden edition of Eco Festival was held in November 2018 in Sierra Leone and hosted artists from seven West African countries. In April 2019, the second edition, which was themed Battle of the Storms, was held at the Independence Stadium in Bakau, The Gambia, with nine countries represented.

The event was tagged A night of music festivities and humour.

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