Greetings to you all, especially to my supporters wherever you are in the world, late happy new years to you. Apologies, here I am once again with my late new year’s greetings just like I was late with my last song ‘Halaalee.’
Many of you have been asking when the official video for ‘Halaalee’ will be coming out. I don’t want to disappoint you with my late promises anymore. Therefore, I decided to get you involved in the production and participation of this video. Here’s what I want you to do:
I would like you to record yourselves singing to ‘Halaalee’ individually or in groups, you can use your mobile phones filming in wide angle, upload your content then tag me on my social media accounts listed below using the hashtag #HALAALEE
I also wanted to share with you the good news of receiving my first international award, this award which is called the Joyce awards will enable me to continue my awareness work with children by commissioning me in collaboration with Minnesota’s Cedar Cultural Center to produce one of the first bilingual Somali Children Albums. This will somehow contribute to the development of Somali music.
I hope to travel to Kenya in the coming month in order to work with Riyo Films and my director friend Ahmed Farah whom you may remember pranked me in 2015, but also made some amazing videos for me including Dhaayaha and Deeqa. I hope to share some our new work with you in March or soon after inshaAllah. To all my friends in Kenya, I hope to meet you there.
Thank you once again, in my next video diary I plan to answer some of your questions. Please feel free to post them in the comment section below and please subscribe to my channel.