Arkman - Sierra LeoneAfrobeat
Abdul Razak Kanu popularly known as ARKMAN, a Sierra Leonean by nationality, born on the 22 january. He attended the Saint Edwards Primary and Secondary School respectively and then furthered his tertiary education at the Milton Margai College of Education and Technology (M.M.C.E.T) .
He started music locally at community level and later join the Artists United for Children and Youth Development (AUCAYD), a non-profitable community based organization (CBO) sponsored by War Child Canada project. Wherein he composed, recorded and performed songs that preached against youth violence and promote sensitive developmental issues.
In 2012, he collaborated with other local talents and formed a group called the League of Xtraordinary Guys (LXG) and with their collective efforts they produced an Album titled ‘SALONE SCATTA’ Vol 1. This album was appreciated by the Sierra Leone community locally and internationally and they won series of awards as a united front.
He thought it fit to go solo as an artist because he want to achieve his self-actualization needs which is to become the first Sierra Leone artist that will take our typical country music to the Sierra Leone community at home and abroad and to other nationals worldwide as music is a universal language that everyone is capable of listen, dance and appreciate despite language barrier. In September 2015 he released his debut solo album titled: ‘VANITY’. This album bestowed upon him local and international recognition and he became the most appreciated, followed, viewed and decorated artist in Sierra Leone.
His burning desire is to wake up one sunny day and see teenage pregnancy and youth violence drastically reduced that is why he is serving as volunteer and role model to support his developmental partners such as the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, local and international non-governmental organization worldwide to campaign against teenage pregnancy and youth violence through music