August 11, 2022

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Like Morris Dorley, Like Kzee Bigname


Anybody who is aware of a bit in regards to the Liberian music generally known as Gbema should have heard of the legendary singer Morris Dorley who modified the face of Liberian music and so about his successor generally known as Kzee Bigname, born Kolando Child Zulu.

Kzee Bigname has been labelled the post-war Morris Dorley of Liberian Music. As a musical genius Dorley led the motion that popularized native songs and impressed plenty of musicians who got here after him together with his soulful and touching lyrics.

Earlier than the struggle, the vast majority of the music on the Liberian airwaves have been international songs, and the few regionally ones, have been principally about politics. Such a situation contributed to worldwide songs controlling airwaves and nightclubs for a considerable period of time.

Dorley, who’s a local of Bomi County and a Gola by tribe, fought towards all odds and have become the primary Liberian musician to interrupt away from the affect of American songs and recorded Liberia’s first ‘Afro-music.

Dorley, who’s extensively thought to be the daddy of Liberian music, is widespread for the songs, Grand Gedeh Oh and Who Are You Child.

Kzee Bigname alternatively picked up from Dorley stopped. By means of his debut musical effport tilted “Kakaleka” he redefined and elevated the recognition of Gbema music in post-war Liberia music setting. Not simply that, he additionally impressed a brand new era of artists to keep away from Africanizing western genres.

“He didn’t solely improve Gbema reputation, he redefined its sounds to fulfill the style and need of at present’s music lovers,” mentioned DJ Blue, a Liberian media mogul, and proprietor of Bluelink Information, one of many nation’s high file labels.

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As DJ Weego Zico famous: “Kakalaka was a direct success as a result of it included a variety of lyrical modifications, specific, pidgin and dialect, in addition to rhythm that makes the tunes extraordinarily danceable. This was what individuals have been searching for—a cheerful, midtempo, and bass-filled native music, freed from politics. “

After the success of Kakalaka, Kzee launched one other banger, titled “Kountry Hen”, which rocked the nation for greater than three months. Once more in 2012, Kzee returned with one other hit single “Hen Saloma” that includes David Mell, and two years later, with one other banger “Da Who Say” that includes JB of Soul Contemporary.

Since his debut greater than a decade in the past, Kzee had thus far launched over 6 hits songs and collaborated on a number of hits tracks as properly and gained quite a few awards together with the MTN Liberia Music Award 4 occasions.