Makeni Artistes Union (M.A.U) Leaders

PARISCO

PARISCO was a dancer and the first selected President of the Makeni Artistes Union. He led the Union for two (2) years from 2000 to 2002. During his term in office, the union was made up of both dancers and artistes who were mostly engaged in lip-synching/miming.

EDLEE SHINE

His real name is Mr. Sheku Menjor Sesay and in the late 2002, Edlee Shine who was one of Makeni’s most popular and outstanding artistes by then was appointed as President. He served till 2009 and after which we had our first democratic elections on the 15th August, 2009.

Edlee Shine was regarded as the god father of Makeni music due to his contributions towards the industry and eventually became the first artiste in Makeni to record a song. He became the President of the Makeni Artistes Union for the second time when he was elected as President on the 11th March 2013 after King Nadoh and served till March 2018

KING NADOH

On the 15th day of August 2009, King Nadoh became the first democratically elected President of the Makeni Artistes Union which started a new era of our beloved Union. King Nadoh served as President till early 2013. His accomplishments were remarkable as highlighted below:

  1. He is the first President to register the union with line ministries and councils.
  2. He drafted the union constitution
  3. Provided ID Cards for members.

STUNT MAN

His real name is Mr. Milton Franklyn Koroma aka Stunt Man. In April 2018, Stunt Man was selected to serve as the President of the Makeni Artistes Union. Two months after serving as President he called for an election in which he was the only contested candidate and became an elected President on 30th June, 2018. He served as President until August 2021 and made a significant accomplishments as highlighted below:

  1. He is the first President to rent an office space for the union.
  2. He rebranded the union’s Logo
  3. Provided Membership Cards for union members
  4. He initiated the popular Happy Hour event that catch the attention of many music loving fans thereby providing unique platform for young stars to showcase their talents.

GOVERNOR BLAQ

His real name is Mr. Samuel Yusuf Tararwally aka Governor Blaq. On the 29th August 2021, Governor Blaq was elected as the President of Makeni Artistes Union and he was inaugurated on the 16th October, 2021. He is the current President for the Union. His key accomplishments are highlighted below:

  1. He succeeded to update the Union’s registration with Line Ministries and the Local Council since 2009.
  2. He is the first President to open a functional bank account for the union at the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank.
  3. He is the first president to sign a memorandum of understanding with security personnel (Police, ONS, RSLAF) to have control over entertainment activities thereby curtailing rivalry among artistes.
  4. It is during his tenure the Union’s constitution has been reviewed which was long overdue.
  5. He is the first President to create a union’s website and maintain other social media platforms.
  6. The first President to create and maintain an entertainment program at the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) called the ‘Makeni Artistes Union Hour’ which gives union members the platform to promote their events, songs and interface with their fans.
  7. He is also the first Presidentof the union to conduct a capacity building and leadership training for his executive members and other senior union members on leadership and development.
  8. He has also supported the union members to offer diploma courses in computer software and hardware packages.
  9. He has provided a sustainable office space for the union.

ABOUT M.A.U VICE PRESIDENTS

DADDY KAY – MR. ABDUL BAI SHAHID KARGBO

He is the first Vice President of Makeni artistes Union and served in the role in three different terms. Below are the tenors and Presidents he severed:

  1. Former Vice President to King Nadoh – 2002 to 2009
  2. Former Vice President to Edlee Shine–2009 to 2011
  3. Former Vice President to Edlee Shine – 2014 to 2018

KING MELODY – Mr. ALIEU BUNDU

Former Vice President to King Nadoh from 2011 to 2013.

GOVERNOR BLAQ – Mr. SAMUEL YUSUF TARAWALLY

Former Vice President to Stunt Man for three (3) months from April to June 2018.

LADY NANCY – Miss NANCY GENDEMEH

Vice President to Governor Blaq from October 2022 to present

WANKO – MOHAMED LAMIN FOFANAH

Former Vice President to Stunt Man from July 2018 to August 2021.

Mr. CEE – Mr. SIMEON CROSBY

Former Vice President to Governor Blaq from October 2021 to August 2022

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