Famed hiplife veteran, Barima Sidney, who is also a close personal friend to Liberian president, George Weah, will perform at the West African country’s Town Hall, Sinkor —Monrovia, for their 171st Independence Anniversary concert today.

The gig follows the nation’s customary Independence Parade, and will see Sidney perform the official anniversary song which he was commissioned to compose for the nation.

Sidney and Weah’s camaraderie spans some 14 years.

Born Sidney Ofori, the rapper started out in hiphop collective Native Funk Lords in the early 90s, which he left to form the Nananom group (which also included Omanhene Pozoh, and Jyoti Chandler).

His solo career, which commenced in 2001, has seen him publish multiple chart- topping singles and albums, solidifying his place as a Ghanaian legend. “Tinana” (2001), “Akofna” (2003), “Scent No” (2004),Obia Nye Obia” (2005), and “Barima Bii Ba” (2008) are among his works.

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