Makeni, SIERRA LEONE – The Makeni Artist Union (MAU) has embarked on a digital journey to modernize its operations and promote the talents of its members.
The union’s President, Samuel “Governor Blaq” Tarawally, announced the launch of their official website, https://makeniartistesunion.com, through his social media platforms.
Undoubtedly, this move represents a significant step towards embracing digital technology and expanding the reach of Sierra Leonean artists.
And Governor Blaq, who is known for his rap skills, academic achievements, and visionary leadership, expressed his excitement about this milestone for MAU.
Speaking to Awoko Newspaper on Friday evening, he emphasized that the website would play a crucial role in promoting the craft of union members and preserving Sierra Leone’s indigenous music on a global scale. The website will serve as a central platform for members to access news, event information, meetings, and updates.
He went on to underline several key functions of the MAU website, saying “it will enable members to showcase their talents to a global audience, helping them gain recognition beyond Sierra Leone.
“The website will be used to promote our union’s goals, share our success stories, and educate the public about the significance of the union and its members. It will provide us a professional online presence to manage its image and reputation effectively, at the same time will facilitate collaboration with other platforms and fans, fostering alliances and addressing common issues.”
The M.A.U president also announced that the official unveiling of the MAU website is scheduled for Monday, October 16, in Makeni city, Sierra Leone’s Northern regional headquarters.
However, the news of M.A.U’s digital transformation has been well-received by the entertainment community in Makeni and beyond. Many artists, show promoters, and bloggers have congratulated Governor Blaq and the union on this achievement.
They believe that “the M.A.U website not only has the potential to generate revenue for musicians and the union but also promises to significantly boost the Sierra Leonean music industry, and will serve as a source of inspiration for other artists’ unions in Sierra Leone to follow suit.” ARW/7/10/2023