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Diima releases his album “Korson Di Tambur” | Biography

Diima Dahaba is a producer, mix engineer and Bissau-Guinean singer-songwriter, CEO Founder of the music label Bissilon Sound located in Bissau

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On 1st of June the artist Diima released his album “Korson Di Tambur” which has a lot of rhythm.
The album is already available on all digital platforms, contains 22 tracks and has the collaboration of several artists such as Eneida Marta, Cotche T, Werton, Charline Vaz, Vida Gomes, Klash, Patche di Rima among others.

The music video “June” with the international Models will be released this month (22nd June).

Diima is a very versatile singer, producer and sound engineer who is behind the success of several songs by national and international artists.

He came from a multicultural family. Diima spent his early childhood between Ukraine and Russia. He had his first contact with music when he was 4 years old being exposed to his father’s vast collection of Pop, Afrobeat, Jazz and Blues music.

Dima Dahaba

In 1998 with the Civil War of 7 June his family left Guinea-Bissau and moved to Dakar, Senegal, and later on moved to Ukraine and where he started taking the first steps as beatmaker on a Sony Playstation.

In 2000, with the end of the war and return to Guinea-Bissau, he founded his first rap group named “Barudjo Rap” q mixed Hip-Hop with African music.

In 2002 Diima moved to Brazil to study and in the same year he founded his second group of Hip-Hop / R & B called Sevenlox and had considerable success during the 15 years of activities. Having opened shows by Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, Mr. Catra, Racionais MC’s and Marcelo D2 and collaborated with several artists from Brazil, Portugal, United States and Angola.

Since his arrival in Brazil, he has collaborated on stages and studios as a singer, composer, producer and audio engineer for national and international artists from different musical segments such as Da Guedes, Negra Li, Cabal, Don L, Quelynah, Cine, Leo da Baixada, Melon Woman, Angélico Vieira and Vokabulo have already counted on their productions, arrangements and mixes.

In 2016, he released his first solo EP “Vizon” independently, created in collaboration with the Brasillian producer Victor Reis which brings in its essence a fusion of R&B, Hip-Hop and African rhythms.

In 2018 Diima returned to Guinea-Bissau with the aim of founding a music label, to inspire and help to launch careers for young artists.
The label is currently working on upcoming releases.

Bissilon Sound Instagram

Written by: Pucurutcha Stella

Babetida Sadjo – And Breathe Normally | Netflix

Babetida Sadjo is a Guinean-Bissau actress.

After graduating from the Royal dramatic conservatory of Brussels, she was the first black woman to win the Ansor of best actress in a supporting role for the film Waste Land directed by Pieter Van Hees.

She makes a great performance in the film Paradise Suite which was selected to represent the Nederlands for the Oscars.

Her international career was launched as she played one of two leading characters in the Sundance award winning film, And Breathe Normally directed by Isold Uggadottir.

The film is about an Icelandic single mom who was struggling with poverty and a Guinea-Bissauan asylum seeker who was facing deportation found their lives intertwined in unexpected ways.

Also a screenwriter, Babetida Sadjo will soon be directing “Hématomes” a short film that she wrote.

Not disregarding her first love, the stage, Babetida Sadjo continues to perform in various plays alongside her cinematographic projects.

Source: IMDb / Netflix

Barcelona have renewed their contract with Ansu Fati from 100 million euros to 170 million euros |Biography

Ansu Fati, was one of the biggest revelations this season.

According to Fc Barcelona , the 17-year-old saw his contract improve and the clause increased from 100 million euros to 170 million euros.

The contract was signed this Tuesday in the FC Barcelona offices in the presence of club president Josep Maria Bartomeu, the director responsible for professional youth football, Silvio Elías, and CEO of FC Barcelona Òscar Grau. They were also joined by technical secretary Éric Abidal, his assistant Ramon Planes and the technical secretary of Barça B, José Mari Bakero.

  In addition, as soon as the young Guinean international turns 18 and signs a professional contract as a first-team player, he will have a € 400 million clause.

Ansu arrived at Barça in 2012, when he was 10 years old. Barça signed him with his brother Braima, both from the quarry in Seville.

Born in October 2002 in Guinea-Bissau, when he was six years old he arrived with his family in the Sierra Sur of Seville. He lived in Herrera, a population of about six thousand inhabitants located one hour from the Andalusian capital.

While his father, who had been a footballer in Guinea-Bissau , worked at the municipal dump, at the Renfe or even as chauffeur the mayor of Marinaleda, the popular Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo, Ansu played football at the Peloteros de Herrera School.

There they made his first record as a footballer, in December 2009, shortly after arriving in Spain. They were champions of their group in the prebenjamin and runners-up category of the Sierra Sur, in addition to winning trophies such as Casariche or Plazuela. He stayed three seasons at the Peloteros School. Jesus Martín, who signed for Madrid, also left Jama Gómez and Adrián Verde, who went to Atlético.

Ansu’s quality did not go unnoticed and Sevilla incorporated him into his quarry. But only a year later they landed in La Masia. Albert Puig was the key figure to convince him that the Barça was the ideal for his formation. They rejected a superior economic offer from Real Madrid and other proposals from Seville itself, Betis or Zaragoza, among others. Sevilla left him without playing after knowing that they would leave for Camp Nou and not to stand up Ansu was playing with the Real Madrid sextampion club.

Already in Barça, Ansu began playing in Alevín A by Marc Serra. He always acted on top and although he was a year younger than his teammates, he soon became one of the team’s figures. He formed a lethal pair with Take Kubo, the Japanese who this summer has signed Real Madrid and will play on loan at Mallora. In that league, Ansu scored 56 goals and Take 73. Both shared generation with Arnau Tenas, promising youth goalkeeper, with central Eric Garcia, now at Manchester City or with Guillermo Amor’s son.

From the hand of the 2001 generation, although Ansu was born in 2002, Barça conquered the prestigious MIC tournament by defeating Guti’s Madrid in the final and also won the media fry tournament of the League, which was held that year in Pomegranate. Again Ansu and take were the stars of a team that beat Valencia in the final. The smallest of all was the pichichi of the tournament with seven goals, one of them in the final.

His progression was slowed several times. First for the sanction of FIFA, then for a bureaucratic issue, since he was not allowed to play with Juvenile B for being under fifteen and especially for a serious injury he suffered in a derby against Espanyol, a fractured tibia and Peroné had it many months without playing. But he always overcame the difficulties and in the Youth definitely exploded. Until then he played almost always as a center forward, but José Mari Bakero met with the family and told them they would try as left winger.

Nation team boss Robert Moreno admitted they were looking at getting Fati a Spanish passport to tie him down for the future. Ansu, has now a Spanish Passaport. He could also have applied for a Portuguese passport but chose to have a spanish one.

The club ensured its continuity until 2022, expandable to two more seasons.

Djodje feels sorry for never had a concert in Bissau | “I have a strong bond with that country, my mother is Guinean and I spent most of my childhood in Guinea-Bissau”

Djodje is a Cape Verdean singer-songwriter based in Portugal.

With almost 20 years of career, Djodje started singing at age 12 and founded the band TC , he now has 3 albums and several hit singles. 

When he was 20 years old , Djodje created his own label Broda Music.

Today he is one of the biggest stars of lusophony with more than 150 million views on youtube and more than 300 thousand followers in social networks.
Internationally awarded, he has a soft and strong voice that conveys emotion and makes you want to dance to the rhythm of Kizomba and AfroPop.

Djodje at the lusophone festival in Macao (2019)

Son of musician parents, the father was guitarist of the Sharks (one of the most respected bands of Cape Verdean music) and his mother is Guinean from a family of singers and composers (family Marta), he began to take his first steps in music from an early age.

Djodje spent most of his childhood in Guinea-Bissau , despite being born in Cape Verde, once the son of a Guinean mother. Djodje also considers that he is also part of Guinea.

On his single “Ses Boca” he mentioned that.

In an interview with Expresso Das Ilhas CV, Djodje quoted:

I have performed in PALOP countries and not only. I have been to Angola a few times. Mozambique not yet. We have programmed a few times but it has not happened yet. I know my music is very well known there but we still can’t make it. Guinea-Bissau is more “serious” because I have a strong bond with that country, my mother is Guinean and I lived there a few years… I really want to go there, there have been invitations but it has not been possible yet.

The artist feels sorry for never had a concert in his mother’s country and hopes one day he will be able to do it.

José Manuel In-Uba , the doctor who works in Aveiro and helped to build up six schools in Guinea-Bissau | Nobalur

José Manuel In-Uba is 59 years old, he was born in the Oio region , the northern part of Guinea-Bissau.

He emigrated to Portugal over 20 years ago, but never forgot his country. José Manuel is a doctor who currently works in Aveiro and São João da Madeira.

Over the years he has helped his country build up six schools in the village where he was born, Bindoro.

In addition to helping in the construction and rehabilitation of school in the neighboring boards.

The Guinean doctor created in 2017 a foundation, thus seeking that his solidarity activity has an greater impact.

The foundation focuses on health and education.

In the begging of the currently year the Foundation José Manuel In-Uba went to Guinea-Bissau with Doctors and nurses from Aveiro and Famalicão in order to help and train general practitioners to perform surgery.

Eleven doctors and nurses from Aveiro and Famalicão hospitals ran a solidarity marathon in Guinea-Bissau: in 15 days they operated 200 people, most of them children, in Simão Mendes Hospital.

  The team took all the necessary surgical equipment and willingness. In addition to voluntary assistance , they gave a training course for local doctors and nurses.

Through his foundation , José also rised school supplies, clothes and toys. Recently he made the donation delivery in Guinea-Bissau and TVI shared a report.