Yesterday, Singateh announced on his facebook page “I’m getting married tomorrow. You are all welcome. I over stayed tho but finally”. However, Singateh did not go into details as to who he is marrying. Like many celebrities, Singateh has been largely accused of being a player. Now the million dollar question is, who is Singateh marrying among his dozens of girls? Is it one of his groupies? Is it one of his Celebrity sisters in the showbiz? Is it one of his fans or is it one of the innocent down to earth girl on the street or one that his family chose for him?
Singateh is not a strange name in the Gambia. Freaky Joe as he was known by most in his early days of music has been in the spotlight of Gambian Showbiz for over a decade now. Hailing from the town of Bansang, Singateh started Singing at an early age.
Born as Alhagie Singateh in 1982 in a small riverine community in the hinterlands of The Gambia, Sing-a-teh (A.K.A. Freaky Joe) at a very tender age has portrayed a resounding talent as a musician. Between spending Friday nights doing acapellas in street squares to performing at school events, Singateh was already on the track to creating a hobby that would eventually lead to a life-long passion for him.
Sing-a-teh spent his entire Primary School education and Middle School education in Bansang, and shortly attended Armitage High School before transferring to Gambia High School in the Greater Banjul Area. Singateh has played numerous roles in and out of his school career. He has served as a student prefect and a student deputy head boy during his school days in Bansang.
Singateh's music career started in 2001 when he composed his first single "GAMSAINTS RECONCILIATION" a song dedicated to Gambian students urging them to reconcile and put aside their differences for national interest. Composed during the Gamsaints Reconciliation week, the success from this effort earned him the much needed respect, and popularity from all sectors of the Gambian community and afar.
Following the popularity of his first single, he dropped another one entitled "More Message", a song that calls for youth empowerment. The reception and success of these two singles earned him the "Best Solo Artist of the Year 2001"," West Coast Radio Artist of the Year 2002", YIDAC PILLAR of the Year 2002, "FRIENDS OF THE CHILDREN" and several other titles and awards. From then on, he kept on excelling to higher heights winning more awards and soon started his own concerts across the country making his music and lyrics well known and loved by all and sundry.
In February 2008 he won the best solo artist award by Gam-Spirit Music Award, Male Artists of the year Award 2008 and a lot more. Singateh continued to rise to stardom gaining national and international recognition. Until this day, it can be strongly argued that Singateh is the most travelled and exposed Gambian Artists of contemporary Gambian musicians. He has travelled to other African countries, the US, Scandinavia and United Kingdom staging shows, recording albums and doing promotions.
Singateh released his first album “More Message” in 2005 after which he embarked on his first US tour. While in the US, Singateh recorded his second album “ 4 Ever in love”. The success of this album gave him the opportunity to travel to the US again and also opened doors for an European tour in the same year. In 2009, Singateh dropped his third album “Rejoice” followed by his last album “Mansa kay” which he released in 2012.
The Gambian show biz witnessed a dramatic wind of change since after the discovery of Singateh's unique and melodious voice coupled with the quality of beats produced by his mentor, and producer-friend Hakim of "THE SUNS OF LIGHT". After he released his last album, Singateh has been working tirelessly improving his music. He has transformed himself from being a performer to being a businessman. Singateh for the past 4 years have been travelling not only for performances but networking and creating business opportunities for himself. He has developed from being a great performer to becoming a full fledge producer. He established Pak Music in 2011 specializing in producing and recording. He started with his own songs and now expanded to other artists. 2013 was a very successful year for Singateh as he spent most part of the year in Scandinavia improving his production skills.
Singateh has worked with a lot of renowned artists from the four corners of the world. He has done several collabos and featured several artists.
Now that Singateh has announced getting married, and noting that celebrities usually have a tough time keeping their relationships, we are wondering if his wife to be, whoever it may be, is ready for those heartbreaking moments. Well, we shall see.
Notwithstanding, we say good luck to Singateh and congratulation to the happy couple to be.