Singing and rapping to show Gambian youth: ‘Make It Here’

14 May 2019
ITC News

Top local artists produce four songs about ‘Tekki Fii’ – ‘Make It Here’ in Wolof – to tell young people they can find business success in The Gambia

Young Gambians can thrive – not only survive – at home.

This is the message that top local artists are sharing with youth across the country with songs supporting Tekki Fii, which means ‘Make It Here’ in Wolof.

Listen to Awa Bling’s Tekki Fii melodies and rap

Listen to the smooth Tekki Fii tune by Barhama featuring Bright Stars Entertainment.

Listen to Myk Jayda’s rap about how the only time success comes before work is in the dictionary.

Listen to multi-award-winning rapper ST Brikama Boyo’s Tekki Fii rap.

Check out the entire Tekki Fii playlist on YouTube.

About the Tekki Fii programme – the ‘Make it in The Gambia – Tekki Fii’ programme is an initiative of the Government of The Gambia supported by the European Union that will significantly scale quality job opportunities available to young Gambians, focusing on the most vulnerable ones. The programme is designed to equip youth with job-ready skills and entrepreneurship opportunities in a variety of sectors, ranging from the arts to agriculture to tech and tourism. The three-year initiative aims to lead to long-term, brighter future prospects for young Gambians in the country.

The project is led by the Government of Gambia through the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, working with business and development partners. It is funded by the European Union Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF) and implemented by the International Trade Centre (ITC), German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), Instituto Marquês de Valle Flôr (IMVF) and the Belgian Development Agency, Enabel. The project builds on existing European Union-funded initiatives such as ITC’s Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) and the European Union-International Organization for Migration (IOM) Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration.

About the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa – The European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF) supports all aspects of stability and contributes to addressing destabilization, forced displacement and irregular migration in particular by promoting resilience, economic and equal opportunities, security and development, and the improvement and implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies. The EUTF aims at improving living conditions in Africa. It seeks to help people live in a peaceful and stable environment, and to work in dignity. For more information, visit https://ec.europa.eu/trustfundforafrica/.