Singer Diamond Cherry Passes Away in The Gambia
By Lans Omar,
Upraising Sierra Leonean singer, Mariam Sankoh Lamin aka "Diamond Cherry" (pictured), has passed away on Wednesday July 21, 2021 in The Gambia after been sick for a while, family sources have confirmed with 40 Acres Canada.
She was 30yrs old and left behind a little girl. She was described by many artists and producers whom she had worked with as "a very lovable person and strongly believed in her Christian faith".
Cherry had been sick for a while in Maryland, USA, where she resided. They could not find any diagnosis in the USA and she decided to seek traditional medicines in The Gambia.
She had been in The Gambia for months trying traditional medicines but to no avail.
Cherry was a very seasoned performer; at the Miss Africa Diaspora Beauty Pageant & Fashion Show 2019, she dropped the bomb with her hit song song "Sedom Pan Dem". The performance got everyone off their feet. It was the first time I met her and even introduced her on stage.
Sadly enough, for some reasons the producers of Cherry's most awaited song "Put You Up" was re-released on Youtube on the very day she passed away.
Cherry's death is mourned by many in the industry including Rahim De Wezard, who wrote and produced her "Sedom Pan Dem" song, Fantacee, Dallas Bantan, showbiz vet & influencer DaQueen Malisha and Winnipeg's reggae star Idrissa "Alaska" whom she had shared a stage with at the "Miss Africa Diaspora Beauty Pageant & Fashion Show in Houston, Texas.
A candlelight vigil will be held for the singer in Maryland, USA, where t-shirts bearing her image will be sold for $10; all proceeds from that sale will go directly towards her daughter's education.
Cherry will be remembered as as a fine young woman who was ready for a major breakthrough in the world music scene.
Rest on Diamond Cherry.