ABDUL MALACHI KAMARA popularly known as SHINE DE GOD SON was a staff of UBA Sierra Leone until his death on 21st April, 2017. SHINE became sick about two months ago. Unfortunately he died this morning around 4.30am while receiving treatment at the hospital. Abdul M. Kamara was the only beloved son of his parents.
ABDUL MALACHI KAMARA, a.k.a. SHINE DE GOD SON, a.k.a. MR. BANKER, was a very dedicated staff employed on September 1, 2016 as an Operations staff but elected to be redeployed to Marketing Unit, and Abdul performed exceptionally well as a Relationship Officer in Charlotte Street Branch. Abdul Kamara is a well-known name in Sierra Leone as a top rap artist and academic of good standing from Fourah Bay College (FBC), University of Sierra Leone (USL). He won the award as best Hip-Hop rapper in Sierra Leone two years in a roll while studying at Fourah Bay College (FBC). Even at UBA, SHINE Won Dollar Awards as a top performing staff. He entertained us with his freestyle and rich lyrics during Staff End of Year Party and at many other times.
He was also known as the MD’s Friend based on his contribution, dedication and outstanding performance during his short stay. He was loved by all staff. The MD/CEO of the subsidiary led the delegation to the family house this morning to pay our respect to a friend, colleague and brother. Your remarkable memory will live on. We will sorely miss you SHINE.
BIOGRAPHY: Birth name: Abdul Malachi Kamara; Stage name, Shine De God Son was born and raised in Freetown. He attended the Saint Edwards Primary and Secondary School respectively. He has been in the music industry for more than a decade now, preaching Non-Violence and peaceful co-existence in the country. Hip-hip music is the genre type of music that he mastered and used as a tool to reach out to people and preach and raise awareness on issues especially for the voiceless. He has been in the entertainment industry for a while and has never been involved in any vices or degrading conduct so far. One of his hit songs that brought him to the limelight was the song titled ‘’No More Beefing’’. Most recently he did a song that became a household hit again titled ‘’For Me Ten Thousand’’ featuring Nigga Don and G-Back. He has strings of songs in the public domain and many more he did not release officially. Shine did not limit himself to only music; he empowered himself with a sound education. He is a graduate from FBC, with a distinction in Cultural and African Studies and also a Division One in History and Politics.