His second album Kormot Bi En Me, released in 1996, received the Best Album Award and had record-breaking sales. The album was the first of Steady Bongo's records to be released on CD in the United States. In 1998, he released Welcome to Democracy Na Salone and Born For Suffer in 1999. He's one of the first musicians that popularised Sierra Leone music to the outside world. Ready Before You Married (1992). Kormot Bi En Me (1996). Welcome to Democracy Na Salone (1998). Born For Suffer (1999).
lansana Sheriff (born on August 28, 1966 in Daru, Kailahun District, Sierra Leone) popularly known by his stage name Steady Bongo, is an internationally recognized Sierra Leonean musician and record producer. He is one of the most famous musicians from Sierra Leone. Lansana Sheriff better known as Steady Bongo was born in Daru, a rural town in Kailahun District in Eastern Sierra Leone to an ethnic Mandingo father and a Mende mother.
Steady Bongo hosted a program called "Variety Time" at the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Service. During the years of the war (1991 - 2002), Steady produced songs to promote peace and reconciliation. He has teamed up with NGOs and USAID for awareness campaigns regarding HIV/AIDS. Steady Bongo and the Culture Heroes exhibited musical talent in Sierra Leone and also in Guinea (1992 and 1997), London (1998), the US (New Jersey, New York, Washington . Ohio, and Wisconsin) (2000), and Banjul, The Gambia (2001).
Steady Bongo grew up in a largely Mende speaking household in Daru. From an early age, he performed on stage, imitating musicians such as the legendary Big Fayia, Samile, Eric Donaldson, and Prince Nico. He hosted a program called "Variety Time" at the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Service (SLBS). His first album, Ready Before You Married, was released in 1990 and became an instant success not only in Sierra Leone, but in neighbouring countries as well. His second album Kormot Bi En Me, released in 1996, received the Best Album Award and had record-breaking sales.
His second album Kormot Bi En Me, released in 1996, received the Best Album Award and had record-breaking sales.
|A1||Kormot Bi En Me|
|A2||Nya Day Boo|
|A3||Kill Me B4 Mi Time (Krio)|
|B1||Moa Mu Wani|
|B2||Lill Me B4 Mi Time (Temne)|
|B3||Music Na Mi Woke|
- Distributed By – Super Sound Ltd.
- Recorded At – Island Studios, Freetown
- Engineer – Tony Kamal
- Instruments – Jonathan Beah, Maoud Fayia
- Producer – Steady Bongo
NotesJ-card is blank on one side
Category on spine: FT. 217
Category on shell: FT217
|IME 1248||Great Steady Bongo*||Kormot Bi En Me (CD, Album)||International Music Emporium||IME 1248||US||1996|