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Geez Magazine || Nasseman - The King Of Liberian Raggae Music

Nasseman set to go global.

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LIBGeez Artist Profile:

Full Name: Rabbie Nassrallah
Stage Name: Nasseman
Place of Birth: Monrovia, Liberia.
Born in: 1979
Genre: Reggae/Dancehall
Record Label: Boxx Records

Nasseman a Liberian Dancehall king, hails from Liberia on the West African coast. Born in 1979 to a Lebanese father and Liberian mother, Rabbie grew up in Liberia’s bustling capital, Monrovia. As a young man, he witnessed the devastation of Liberia’s 1989 – 2003 civil war, a period which helped to shape his strong sense of social justice. Rabbie began performing when he was eleven and rose to prominence in 2005 with the hit “Till We Meet Again”, written in memory of his mentor Ras Katata.

 

 

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He is now an accomplished songwriter, penning lyrics for Liberia’s hip-hop, R&B, and gospel artists. He mainly focuses on social ills, raising awareness among his fellow Liberians about how their society could be. Demonstrating his commitment to supporting his community, Rabbie served as an HIV/Aids Ambassador in 2010. Rabbie sees his music as a vehicle for change: “I believe that my music is a conscious message to the oppressed, to help motivate, elevate their soul. I hope that the energy in my lyrics gives them hope for another day.”

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As one of Liberia’s most popular performers, Rabbie was a headliner for President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s 2006 inauguration and opened for international star Akon when he visited Liberia. He has also opened for or collaborated with top regional artists, including Nigeria’s 2Face Idibia and Black Face, Sierra Leone’s Emerson and Ghana’s V. I. P. Boys, Ofori Amponsah and Castro.

Follow him on IG:  @rabbie_nass_sr

Facebook: Nasseman

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