Dry Eye Crew Tells SLPP "Dem Nor Fit Ya"
By Mohamed Kamara,
Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Few days after releasing their hit song ‘’Krio Hip Hop Reloaded’’, Sierra Leone's musical trio Dry Eye Crew has released another song that has garnered attention from sierra Leoneans and in the diaspora.
The song focuses on the ills happening in the Bio-led administration. As they said that the corruption ‘don boku na di countri’.
The beat is tuneful and is infused with the original Sierra cultural ‘bubu’ sound.
Within few hours of its release, the song has become the talk of the town because of its controversial message blasting SLPP as reckless and irresponsible in running the country.
Back in the day, Dry Eye Crew was known for giving their fans songs that are shrouded with Sierra Leonean flavour that people can dance to.
This time round, they’ve decided to preach out the wrongs allegedly done by the seating government.
With all that is happening, the crew believes that ‘Dem Nor Fit Ya’ because they have turned blind eye and deaf hears to the negative occurrences in the country.
Dry Eye Crew began performing together in 2000 in Freetown, Sierra Leone, and quickly gaining a legion of fans who lovingly dubbed them their "voice for the voiceless.
Their fans have been known to go to great lengths to express their love for the musicians, even rolling out an impromptu "red carpet" to welcome them to a performance: "When we have a show in the national stadium, you see these guys making a long line, taking off their t-shirts and putting them on the floor so we can walk on it as a mat to go on the stage," A-Klass remembers.
Their international visibility began when one of their songs was featured in the Academy Award-nominated film Blood Diamond, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, and continued to grow when the crew released their single "Ease Di Tension" as a free download just before Sierra Leone’s 2007 elections, the first since the beginning of its civil war.