Nu Chilly

Banjul, Gambia
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Nu Chilly



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Nu Chilly, born Wally Bobb, started his career by singing with local drumming groups in Gambia from a young age. He joined a group called Roots Calypso, where he was lead vocalist for 5 years before travelling to Europe in 1995 to further his career.

He later met members of the Suns of Light who motivated him to produce music with the passion he is known for today. He then studied music basic knowledge at The Hi-tech Sunland Music School. Becoming an international force with promotion all over Europe, he worked with the "Movement" for a compilation in 2004 in the United Kingdom. It was with the movement that Nu Chilly released his debut single, 'Nu Chilly Rise'.

That hit took Gambia by storm, travelling out of the country to Europe and the UK. The track, which would go on to be featured on the 18-track album 'By the Rivers of Gambia' (2012), resulted in Nu Chilly working with Hakim of the Suns of Light (the producer of Akon’s 'Mama Africa').

Alongside Hakim, Nu Chilly teamed with Culture Brown (Love is What the Children Want) and Chuck Fenda (Nu Chilly Rise Remix) to produce the aforementioned debut album that spread from within the Gambian reggae scene to the international stage.

Nu Chilly now resides in the UK where he has begun to have significant radio air play and a firm and loyal fan base.

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