September 27, 2021
By Ilyasa Baa
If all goes well, President of the Newton Artists Union, Yusifu Bangura aka ‘Wan Pon Ten’ will launch his second album entitled: Neeba Foul, come December, 2021.
His two albums, including “One Day Padi” have eight songs each. He told A-Z Entertainment that his best track is “Man Congosa” seconded by “Wan Dae Padi”. He started his music career in 2004 as a Solo Artist and his first show was staged at the Atouga Mini Stadium downtown in 2005. Wan Pon Ten’s first track is Lovetta produced by Sahr Issa at Stress INC. situated at Grass Field, Lumley.
He does his recording presently at Big Man Muzik with producer ABM in Waterloo, Western Rural District.
“I did all my songs having no manager to sponsor me with all the efforts i made to get someone to sponsor me”, he lamented.
He said the game is a calling from the Most High Jah motivated by what has been happening in Sierra Leone.
“I am a Disc Jockey (DJ) as well. I have played at Eastend Paddies and Kay’s Complex in the east end of Freetown where i hailed from, stressing that the music industry here needs interventions for it to grow like in Nigeria” He noted.
He called on the private sector to invest in entertainment especially on up and coming artists for the development of the industry which will have immense positivity on the country at large.
He noted that unity amongst them as artists is key to the success of the industry.
He is also a member of the East end Artists Union and the Sierra Leone Musicians Union. Wan Pon Ten is a song writer and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the entertainment group he sets up called: Use Your Brain.