Sierra Leone News & Information

State House | Press Union | Lumley Beach | AllAfrica | SL-Web

  Giving Knowledge to the People
welcome to sierra leone's premier news source
Last Updated: Apr 15th, 2013 - 13:44:33 
Front Page 
 Breaking News
 Local News
 Photo News
 Video News
 Moiie's Column
 Afsatu Kabba
 Role Models
 Awareness Lady
 Common Man
 Special Messages
 Legal Matters

Published online by
Sylvia Blyden Dot Com

17 Garrison Street,
Sierra Leone.
Tel: +232-77-772001
Tel: +232-88-321000
Tel: +232-76-350077
Tel: +232-30-321001

NEWS : Local News  

In Sierra Leone, Kao Denero apologises to the Nation
By Michael T. Kamara
Apr 15, 2013, 12:08
Email this article
 Printer friendly page

Popular Sierra Leonean Hip Hop musician, Mr. Amara Denis Turay, aka Kao Denero of the 'Black Leo Crew' has at the weekend apologized to the government of Sierra Leone including the police and all Sierra Leoneans, especially those that were affected and or offended by any statements or comments during his pre-launching rally for his album on the 5th April this year in Freetown.


Apologizing to some victims and the nation as a whole at the meeting organized by United Sierra Leonean on 14 Small Waterloo Street in Freetown, hip hop star, Kao stated, "Foremost, let me reiterate my sincere apology to the people of Sierra Leone, and to all those were one way or the other, affected during my pre-launching rally." He added "I want to sincerely register my deep regret and apologies to both the government and people of this peaceful country who may have been affected by this incident".


He stated further that, he would like to clear the air and make it known that he cannot condone violence or thugs, and that it is most regrettable that it has happened and innocent people have suffered. He said he acknowledged the fact that some of his ill-advised and over zealous fans misbehaved that day and for which he registered his sincere apologies.


"I came from a very humble background. My father was an airport staff and my mother was a local clerk. I was a refugee in neighboring Guinea for several years, I know how difficult life can be for people who are struggling and working hard to meet their basic needs," Kao said, adding, "I would not be a party of any group or activity that will affect the lives of innocent citizens. This ugly situation may have been caused by a small minority of misguided and foolish gangs who infiltrated and hijacked the purpose of our peaceful event."


He said individual act of looting and robbery, resistance to authority and ultimately, violence against persons add up to a system of disregard, which had marginalized too many young people, and that, young people should attune conscience to law and order.


He volunteered that he is going to take a lead to work in close collaboration with victims and the police to chase the gangs and bring them to justice as according to him, he had declared an all-out war on gangs and gang culture. He said it is his goal to bring gangs to justice and that he will also work to transform the mindset of those young people who are unemployed and engaged in criminal activity.


Kao Denero further revealed that he had established a foundation called, "Mama nor dae na hose pikin foundation," to help children from going the wrong way. "Former President Tejan Kabba encouraged the youth to sing, if it can take them off stealing and violence," said Kao adding, "I don't want to run into show making, but to dialogue with victims of the past rally." He disclosed that, he currently has over five Kao Denero 'Facebook' accounts but that he only controls one. The rest, he said, are being controlled by fans who he said, must have uploaded those bad comments against the police, government and many decent citizens making to appear as if it was him using his name.


Prior to his apologetic statement to the nation, three victims including, Alimatu Adama Bangura a trader at Abacha Street, David Sesay Motorbike Riders Union President and a disabled, Mohamed Allicious, gave testimonies of the unfortunate incidents they suffered at the hands of the revelers who were dancing with Kao Denero on that fateful day.

© Copyright by Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Top of Page

Latest Headlines
Sierra Leone News : How Ebola Killed a popular Freetown female doctor, Dr. Olivette Buck
Sierra Leone News : Ebola Response...OXFAM donates Public Promotion and Health Equipment worth Le 400 million to DHMT’s in Freetown, Koinadugu and Lakka Centre.
Sierra Leone News : President Ernest Koroma urges EOC to improve on Response time
Freetown Records 20 Ebola Cases in 2 days
Please Re-Open FIBank in Kailahun
Sierra Leone: Don’t Blame International Community; Blame Deceit and Denials!
Sierra Leone Ebola Commentary: Alpha Kanu, Miatta Kargbo and Deaths Announced by the Three MRU Countries
Sierra Leone Police Must Explain the Detention of killed Pupil’s Dad!
We Shall Overcome and Learn from It: Ebola in Sierra Leone
Adieu Dr Module Cole
Sierra Leone Local Content Policy: A Blessing to President Koroma's Agenda for Prosperity : PART ONE (CONTINUED)
Sylvia Blyden Pays $7,000 to air freight items to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone Investigative Newspaper rejects Bogus Allegations against Koroma, George Soros, Bill & Melinda Gates
Consolidating The Values of Change, Continuity, Diversity and Innovation
Sierra Leone Society Enjoys Excellent Religious & Political Tolerance
A Tribute to My Golden Lady - Cillaty Daboh on his Mum
A profile on Dr. Jill Biden … Wife of the US Vice President
Sierra Leone Government: Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, OOR.
Sierra Leone Investment: Hon. Turay Cajoles UNESCO Investors
What does the deflating mining industry mean for Sierra Leone?
Cape Lambert Working With Communities to Stop Ebola at Lunsar, Marampa Chiefdom & Port Loko District
Rokel Bank Postpones its 2014 AGM
Ebola Deaths Categories
No articles available.
EBOLA Breaking ‘NEWS’ - Do you seek good for Kenema & Kailahun?
Central Medical Stores Compound New Englandville
SPECIAL POEM : A Tale of 2 Women
SLPP, be Grateful to Lt. Maada Bio
SLAJ is Fighting Everybody..!

Copyright © 2005 - 2010, Awareness Times Sierra Leone; All Rights Reserved.
Hosted & Designed by West Africa Dot Net