Interview with Sierra Leonean female artist Heyden Adama Bangura
Heyden Adama Bangura is an artist from Sierra Leone. She is also a model in the US where she is based. Born in Sierra Leone, West Africa, Heyden got an early calling in the entertainment business. One of her musical influences is South Africa’s Brenda Fassie. She has a heart of her own and she cares deeply about school children. Check out exclusive interview from I Rep Salone…
Name/Stage Name: Heyden Adama
How would you describe yourself? I am me. I strive to be best that I can be.
How long have you been doing music? I am 8 years in the music now
Why music? Because I love music and how it makes me and people feel plus I have a voice with music. I can write about anything I want.
What songs/projects have you worked on and which one is your favourite and why? I’ve worked on a lot of things. You can check me out on YouTube. It’s hard to pick because all my arts are like my babies. I can’t pick a favourite.
Are you working on any current project? If so please give details including flyers or promotional materials…Yes I am. I just finished a 7 song EP that’s dropping soon. And of course my new single that’s out right now “how I like it”.
Which other artist/entertainer have you worked with or would like to work with? I’ve worked with a few. Suga B in “fittin gbet” and Heaven jay with “love is blind” I still have a few people I want to work with. We are still making moves. Kele kele.
Where do you see your self in the next 2-3 years in the Music/Entertainment Industry? To be honest. I’m not sure. I’m getting older. I’m sure I’ll be starting my own family my God’s grace. the music is always going to be a part of me. So it’ll always be here.
Your Challenges? being a woman in a man’s world is a challenge on its own. But I’m doing my best.
Your proudest moment to date: Performing living in a full stadium.
If you were not doing music/or not in the entertainment industry what did you want to do as a second option? Probably would be starting my nursing career. I was in medical school when the music hit me.
Do you have any future dates planned such as events that you might want the readers to know about?
Im heading to Sierra Leone soon. I plan on doing a tour this December.
Your advice and tips for individuals that want to follow your footstep/career path? Believe in what you do. And be yourself. No one is like you. It’s hard but if you really want it do it your way.
How can they contact you through social media? I am all over the place. Facebook (Heydenmusic),Twitter-adamaheyden instagram- heydenadama and my website www.heydenadama.com