By Maddieu A.A.T.Kabbah
The streets, highways, byways, pubs, workplaces and homes are full of talk about the visit of one of the country’s hottest female singers of the moment, Lady F whose dramatic return has and is still becoming an obsession to both optimists and pessimists.
The epic story of the rise of Fatmata Tarawally aka Lady graphically portrays the adage that some are born great.
Lady F has been in the music arena for close to a decade, from 2004-to date and itb appears that things are just getting better and better for her.
The solo singer released her debut album ‘Tabu’ featuring the famous rap star A Class of the Dry Eye Crew in 2006 in which Lady F’s uniqueness and music class was showcased to the Sierra Leonean public. Undeterred, her music ambition and passion continued to break new grounds when she collaborated in a music project with two other big name female singers, Star Zero and M2, in 2008 to produce one of the nation’s biggest female hits.
With this huge success, Lady F released her second album, ‘Dance Hall Queen,’ in 2010, the finest so far according to musical pundits. The Dance Hall Queen album shocked the music scene as the queen easily showed her ingenuity with an album that was worth twenty thousand Dollars ($ 20,000.00) a RAV 4 Jeep and many other promotions and rights deal from the XXL Power Drink Company’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Abdul Razak Bah, a true entertainment and music promoter.
Lady F also has awards from Premier and Celtel, to her pride as a favoured singer after her first album. She exclusively disclosed to AYV that she admires K-Man in her schooling days and Star Zero and DJ Lulu are her closest pals.
She also explained that she won a traveling scholarship to the United States of America where she is educating herself in music and ethics. She said she hopes to gain a university place in a reputable college in the USA to study medicine. She holds a second class American citizenship.
Lady F also explained that presently she is working on releasing a video compilation of all her audio records which she had done. She also disclosed that she will be staging farewell show sometime soon at the Wellington Community Centre for her colossal fans in the east end of Freetown where she has consented to perform her latest hit song, ‘Ar wan go party,’ in which she features the Dance Hall’s toughest dude, Ragga Spice.
She says she believes that in life one needs to work hard and believe in the Almighty God, advised all not to be unthankful and ungrateful to opportunities as they surface in life. She promised to always do her best to represent Sierra Leone and always be a true and patriotic Sierra Leonean no matter where she finds herself. She thanked her Manger for investing in her dreams and aspirations which has now taken her to this high level.