She is a famous multi-instrumentalist, singer and composer of Gambia and was born in London in 1983. She is from one of the kora-playing griot families of West Africa and the first female professional kora player from a griot family. She is the cousin of the famous kora player Toumani Diabate.
She has a total Net Worth of around $5 Million as per the 2022 reports.
Parents and Education of Jobarteh:
Jobarteh’s cousin is Toumani Diabate, a well-known and celebrated kora player. Her mother is Galina Chester. She has a son named Sidiki Jobarteh-Codjoe, who was born in 2010.
Since the age of three, she has studied the kora; firstly, her brother Tunde Jegede who is 11 years old, taught her. And with her brother, she travelled many times to the Gambia as a child in a year. Later on, her father, Sanjally Jobarteh, taught her.
She joined the Royal College of Music, there she studied cello, piano and harpsichord, and later on, she moved to the Purcell School of Music to study composition. She also finished a degree at SOAS from the University of London. She is very fluent in Mandinka as well as in English.
Career Highlights of Jobarteh:
She performed her first performance at the age of four and also performed many times on festivals in her childhood. She performed with Cleveland Watkiss renowned jazz vocalist in Vienna. She has also collaborated on stage with BBC Symphony Orchestra and Kasse Made Diabate.
Jobarteh also teaches Kora in London. She mostly worked with her father while settling at a formal music school in Gambia.
As a film composer, she first made her debut in 2009 while creating a soundtrack to a documentary on Africa named Motherland. To capture a unique sound, she made or invented an instrument named Nkoni. This instrument expands the mood of the African musical sonic.
Sona Jobarteh’s Husband:
Through many reports, we can say that Jobarteh is still single and has not married anyone yet. Currently, she is not dating anyone or engaged or involved in any relationship. Many rumours came into existence about her marriage or husband, but officially Jobarteh denied all the misunderstandings.
She is happily spending her life and moving towards grand success.
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