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FACTS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT SONA JOBARTEH.

  • Sona jobarteh was born in 1983 in London, England.
  • She is a multi-instrumentalist and activist.
  • Sona is from one of the five (5) principal kora playing griot families in west Africa. she is the first female professional kora player from a griot family.
  • She’s the cousin of the well-known and celebrated kora player Toumani Diabate and the sister of Tunde Jegede.
  • Sona has an 11-year-old son called Sidiki Jobarteh Codjoe.
  • She gave her first performance at a London jazz cafe at age 4.
  • Apart from being an instrumentalist and activist, sona is also a film composer. She composed a soundtrack for an African documentary titled “Motherland”
  • She invented an instrument called “Nkoni”.
  • Sona Jobarteh founded the first cultural and music institution in the Gambia named The Gambia Academy located at fajara.
  • As a vocalist, Sona has been featured in award-winning films such as the Hollywood movie Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and The First Grader – the latter winning the “Discovery of the Year” prize at the Hollywood World Soundtrack Awards in 2012.
  • She’s the daughter of Sanjally jobarteh and Galina Chester.
  • Sona Jobarteh’s net worth is $5million.
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