Born as Alhagie Singateh in 1982 in a small riverine community in the hinterlands of The Gambia( W. Africa), Sing-a-teh (A.K.A. Freaky Joe) at a very tender age, has portrayed a resounding talent as both an academician and a musician. Between spending Friday nights doing acapellas in street squares to performing at school events, Sing-a-teh was already on the track to creating a hobby that would eventually lead to a life-long passion for him.
Sing-a-teh spent his entire Primary School education and Middle School education in Bansang, and shortly attended Armitage High School before transferring to Gambia High School in the Greater Banjul Area. Sing-a-teh has played numerous roles in and out of his school career. He has served as a student prefect and a student deputy headboy during his school days in Bansang. The propelling point in Sing-a-teh's career came in 2001 when he released his wide acclaimed single "Gamsaint's Reconciliation", a song dedicated to bridging the gap between two sworn rivals: Gambia High and St. Augustine's High schools. The success from this effort earned him the much needed respect, and popularity from all sectors of the Gambian community and afar.
Following the popularity of his first single, he dropped another one entitled "More Message", a song that calls for youth empowerment. The reception and success of these two singles earned him the "Best Solo Artist of the Year 2001"," West Coast Radio Artist of the Year 2002", YIDAC PILLAR of the Year 2002, "FRIENDS OF THE CHILDREN" and several other titles and awards. From then on, he kept on excelling to higher heights winning more awards and soon started his own concerts across the country making his music and lyrics well known and loved by all and sundry.
The Gambian show biz witnessed a dramatic wind of change since after the discovery of Sing-a-teh's unique and melodious voice and due to the quality of beats produced by his mentor, and producer-friend HAKIM of "THE SUNS OF LIGHT". Sing a teh is the first Gambian artist whose voice was heard on BBC's famous morning programme "NETWORK AFRICA”.
He released his first 9 track Audio Album in the local market of the Gambia in July 2005 and in December of 2005, a 13 track CD released was for the European Market which was distributed in major European Countries including Sweden , Germany , England , Norway Finland etc under the promotion of www.onegambia.com . This CD was remastered (featuring two new songs) with a promotional DVD his 2006 U.S. tour, a tour that was facilitated by the African Artist Association (an agency in the business of tapping and promoting African Artist the world over headquartered in Queens-N.Y) served as an eye opener and an extra step in the right direction for Sing-a-teh as it gave him the opportunity to forge new relationships and to horn his skills in the music biz.
Sing-a- teh just finished his 2nd Album with the Sun's of Light studios in Atlanta and he is back in the Gambia promoting it. This new album is more of Dance hall, Reggae and Reggeatone; Hip hop compilaion and a fusion of indigenous Senegambian boom "Mbalax", that is fully fit for any market. He did collaborate with few American up coming stars, ,made new videos and his united states tour DVD is under production ,which would include live performances in NEW YORK , ATLANTA , SEATTLE , MARYLAND , COLLEGES, RADIO SHOWS , STUDIO SESSIONS , TRAVELING JOURNEYS AND Live interviews with friends and fans.This new album is due to be out early next year. For more info about Singateh, log onto www.singateh.com , www.gambiantalents.com and www.onegambia.com