Kaley Bag dropped 'From 1961', the best conscious rap song yet on the continent in 2021
- Real Name: Tamba Mbaya
- Stage Name: Kaley Bag
- Nationality: Sierra Leonean 🇸🇱
- Genres: Hip Hop/Rap/Afrobeat
- Record Label: WhichMan Records
- Signature phrase: D sai wey ah komot
Tamba Mbayo, with stage name Kaley Bag was born on 18th of December 1994 in Bo city Sierra Leone. Music was difficult for him as he grew up in a family that did not accept music as a career. He would often see his written lyrical notes thrown away. However, he continued to pursue his dreams.
Right Now, Kaley bag is an Afro Beat/Hip-Hop artist and he's also a household name in Sierra Leone for his consistency and being undefeated in the Africa Young Voices (AYV) cypher/freestyle for two years.
Kaley bag attended the united Methodist Primary School and did his secondary school at Christ the King College and St Edwards. He started rapping during school days where he took place in many rap battles until his first official cypher, which took place in Bo. He emerged as the winner and came to Freetown to take part in the AYV (Africa Young Voices) Cypher. He will then be recognized and signed to a label known as WhichMan Records.
He released a video for his first single, which has been the talk of the hip hop Salone community since. "D Sai Wae Ar Komot" depicting his struggles and happenings in the slum areas where he grew up. The song resonates with Sierra Leoneans and foreigners of African descent who understand what it is like to live through poverty. Also speaks on the difficulties youths from poor backgrounds experience which negatively impacts them, leading some to a life of crime, early death, prostitution and very few fortunate ones making it out to prosperous heights.