Over the years, Kao Denero has maintained the most loyal fan base in Sierra Leone by consistently churning out hit after hit, captivating the streets and the club scene alike. Kao’s highly successful album “New Beginning” was released in 2008, giving rise to hit singles such as “Salone Borbor” and “The Day (feat. Emerson).” After he was awarded the honor of becoming a Peace Ambassador by the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone in a high profile ceremony at the Presidential State House, Hollywood’s Isaiah Washington famously compared him to a modern-day African version of the late Notorious B.I.G.
One of his past releases, “Da Blood Diamond Kid Story” paints a robust picture of one of the most challenging periods in his country’s past – the blood diamond conflict. The struggle is highlighted on standout tracks “From the Horse’s Mouth” and the YouTube smash hit “Moonlight Dancing“.
Other projects from Sierra Leone’s most respected lyricist include 2013’s “Back to my Roots” and a hotly anticipated new album in works to be titled “Now or Never“. It’s safe to say that the time has come for hip hop listeners all around the world to open their ears and embrace one of its brightest talents – Kao Denero.