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March 2024 #1 - Top 40 for African Influence Smile And Return To Africa (track)
March 2024 #10 - Global Top 40 Smile And Return To Africa (track)
July 2023 #30 - Top 40 for African Influence Dance Of Night (track)
1 time in the Global Top 40

Seydu, a vocalist, composer, percussionist, songwriter, and luthier, was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, into a family of musicians.

He grew up listening to the songs of his mother, a mix of Fullah and Mandingo, and assimilating the rhythms that his grandfather played on the drums, experiences that have marked his musical identity.

From an early age, Seydu was a member of the "Sierra Leonean National Dance Troupe," founded by his grandfather.

With this troupe, he traveled to Nigeria, where he lived in the commune of Fela Kuti.

At the age of 20, he moved to Spain, where he studied music and played with different bands: jazz, afro, Latin, reggae, etc.

He played with great artists like Stevie Wonder (in Spain), Alejandro Sanz, Kiko Veneno, Santiago Auserón, Miguel Bosé, Rosario Flores, Ketama, Serrat, Kepa Junkera, Youssou N'Dour, Lokua Kanza, etc.

Seydu founded the NGO "Diamond Child School of Arts & Culture" in 2005 to provide an opportunity for disadvantaged children and youth in his country.

Seydu’s new album “Sadaka (The Gift)” was conceived as the fruit of gratitude for the great life experience lived at Diamond Child School.

“Sadaka” is a reflection on giving and receiving.

It will be published soon... please stay alert!


“Freetown” (Intuition/Nubenegra, 1999)

“Diamond Tears” (Intuition/Nubenegra, 2001)
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