Popular Sierra Leonean traditional artist Ahmed Janka Nabay has died in his home in northern Sierra Leonean district of Kambia, according to his band colleague Pa Fullah. Janka moved to the US in 2003 and returned home last year. Nabay, known as the King of Bubu Music, played the traditional music of the Temne people of Sierra Leone, who dominate the northern part of the country. The music, which has its roots in the Sierra Leonean Muslim tradition, is played with the traditional bamboo flutes. Nabayy, 54, who died on Monday, was credited for being the first musician to record this version of music by reworking the bamboo flutes and metal pipes with electronic instrumentation, hence the tag, King of Bubu Music. According to APA, The dreadlocked artist was best known internationally, especially in the United States, where he relocated in 2003 and returned only in 2017. Nabay and his Bubu Gang band made the Bubu music popular in Brooklyn and Manhattan in the US. Fans have taken to twitter to mourn the musician. According to Karen Alonzo, janka nabay was so passionate about bringing the bubu sound of sierra leone to the world. it was such an honor to work with him – i was new to the music industry as a whole (like 2010) and he was the nicest human being ever. my heart is so sad 💛 Ruby B. Johnson @Ruby_B_Johnson said: “Sierra Leone has lost a legend but his legacy lives on. RIP Ahmed Janka Nabay, King of Bubu music. Such an amazing man to have met and be around.” N
Spying on spouse’s phone in Saudi Arabia now carries $133, 000 fine On April 3, 201811:26 amIn News by Nwafor Polycarp1 Comment Spying on your spouse’s phone in Saudi Arabia now carries a 133, 000 dollars fine and up to a year in prison, under a new law that aims to “protect morals of individuals and society and protect privacy’’. The punishment would apply to both men and women in the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom, according to a statement on Tuesday by the ministry of culture. Samsong S9 phone It could tend to protect husbands from their wives. As in many other parts of the Muslim world, Saudi laws on divorce, inspired by scripture, often required wives seeking alimony to provide evidence of abuse or sexual promiscuity. A husband’s phone could be a rich source of such evidence. The Anti-Cybercrime Law, says “spying on, interception or reception of data transmitted through an information network or a computer without legitimate authorisation” is a crime. It imposes a penalty up to 133, 000 dollars, prison or both. “Social media has resulted in a steady increase in cybercrimes such as blackmail, embezzlement and defamation, not to mention hacking of accounts’’, the ministry said. A similar law on the books in the neighbouring United Arab Emirates also bars the practice, carrying a minimum three-month prison term and 817 dollas fine. The oil-rich and tech-obsessed countries are among the most avid social media users in the world, but traditional values remained ascendant, even in courts.