Alonzo’s new single Innocent will be featured on the new video DVD ‘Best of Alonzo Videos Volume 2’. The single will be for sale on iTunes and Amazon on April 18th. To warm you up for the release, you can already check out the new song and video here on AlonzoWorld.com. And be sure to check back in soon. Alonzo has more in store for you. A new song for Sierra Leone’s 50th anniversary, free downloads for loyal fans and more.
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Published in: Sierra Leone Express Media
It was his debut album for Sierra Leone, but it became an instant hit after it was released by Kallboxx Records in 2007. In that song, ‘Angel’,Alonzo Abasi talks about his desire to go to London to look for his angel- a lady called Zainab.
However, it’s four years after the release of ‘Angel’ that Salonejamboree came to learn that Alonzo went to London, married his ‘Angel’ and they have been blessed with a child.
“Let’s say I have been around, but mostly in London. Yes, am presently married to a very supportive wife with a lovely son and live with my family in London,” Alonzoconfirmed to Salonejamboree.
Many people had suggested that the song Angel was inspired by a true life story, butAlonzo says that is not the case: “The truth is that ‘Angel’ is not really a true life story. It is just one of those inspirations you get from other people’s experiences in long distance relationships.”
He continued: “When I was signed by Kallboxx records, I figured out that I needed to change my style in order for me to make hits for the company and for myself. So I had to revisit songs that I had written when I was in Liberia and ‘Angel’ was one of them. It was a collective effort though; because I suggested that the girl traveled to London but Sound Boy Ritchie, who produced the song, suggested we do it on a lovers rock beat, while DJ Boxx suggested that the girl should be called Zainab and the rest they say is history.”
Alonzo says apart from being a husband and a father, he has also enrolled at City and Islington College in the UK where he is studying music production.
“So far it’s been good, trying to adjust to the system and I am doing that rapidly. I feel like I’ve been here for ages but honestly I miss home,” he says. “Right now, I am learning things that will help develop my skills and prepare me for the future. I really don’t see myself few years from now on the stage singing. All I want to be doing is writing and producing hit songs for talents who don’t have the opportunity to display their skills. With the support of my lovely wife, a state of the art recording studio will be launched in Liberia on July 20, 2011 and by early 2012, I’m hoping to have one inSierra Leone too. After that, I will focus on building up my music empire making hits.”
However, controversy has also surrounded the nationality of Alonzo in the past. Whilst some say he was born in Liberia and in actual fact a Liberian, Alonzo says: “I am from Liberia, I belong to the Kroo tribe. I later on settled in Sierra Leone. I grew up with my grandmother in Freetown where I did my primary and secondary education at Buxton primary and Sierra Leone Grammar School, respectively. I have lived all my life as a Sierra Leonean, so I find it difficult to say my nationality is this or that. I consider myself as a SierraBerian because my mum is a Liberian, whilst my dad is a Sierra Leonean and Nigerian.”
Alonzo further says that he will always be grateful to Kallboxx records and DJ Boxx. “After God its Kallboxx… I feel like I owe Kallboxx Records and the only way I can pay back is to remain loyal. It was the efforts of DJ BOXX and Mohamed Kallon that launched my career locally and internationally, and for that I will be grateful till the day I die. It’s not easy to have someone invest in talents these days. There are many talented kids out there but they’re not known because there’s no one to invest in their talents. Kallboxx Records saw me, believed in me and gave me an opportunity to show the world what I am made of musically. Even though I now have my own company, Alzonic Records, I still represent Kallboxx Records because that is where it all started.”
Alonzo is expected in Freetown soon to join in the celebration of Sierra Leone’s Golden Jubilee.
“As a matter of fact I am hoping to be in Freetown to celebrate the 50th Independence Anniversary; who dares reject a national call? I have been called upon by the committee to be part of the celebrations and I am so excited about it. I miss my fans because they really know how to make you feel special,” he says.
Meanwhile Alonzo has advice for his fans and colleague artists: “My advice to all my fans is that let’s all celebrate in peace, love and unity. Let’s put the interest of the country first and God will help us all. I want all my fans to make it a point of duty to always check out my official website www.alonzoworld.com. There you can buy songs and videos and know all about what’s going on with me. Also, the Best ofAlonzo videos Vol.2 is scheduled for release in April, so please make sure you get a copy. To all my fellow artists, let’s all come together and work towards making our fans proud. Unity is the only power we’ve got to succeed.’’
Last Sunday, Alonzo prereleased his brand new single Innocent exclusive for his Facebook friends.
Curious about the video? Here it is, and determine if Alonzo is really that innocent. You can drop your opinion in the comment box.
The single will be featured on Alonzo’s upcoming new DVD: Alonzo Best of Videos Volume 2. Release of the single and the Video DVD: April 18, and available for download on www.alonzoworld.com, iTunes and Amazon.com. Become friends with Alonzo on Facebook, or follow his latest news on Twitter. Check back soon for the premiere of Alonzo’s new DVD, more Alonzo news, a free download, and Alonzo’s ‘birthday song’ for Sierra Leone’s 50th Independe Day celebration.
All is now set for the release of The Best of ALONZO videos vol2 in Sierra Leone. The album consists of 7 videos and 3 concerts and promise to be one of its kind. The videos were shot in Freetown and London by Big Change production and ADX Entertainment, and features Alonzo’s performances in Guinea, Australia and Holland.
Fans will be able to buy the videos on iTunes and amazon via the official website www.alonzoworld.com on 18th April 2011. Some of the videos to be featured are; MY OWN GIRL, INNOCENT, AR DAE WONDER, MY LOVE and many more.
|April 22, 2011||Old Skul Complex||Freetown|
|April 23, 2011||Lumley Beach||Freetown|
|April 27, 2011||National Stadium||Freetown|
|April 30, 2011||The Lighthouse||Camberwell, London|
|May 7, 2011||Bernadotte Skolen