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Mariama Jalloh
Freetown, Sierra Leone
GenresSinger-Songwriter, Folk, Soul, Pop
Occupation(s)Singer, Songwriter
Years active2005 - present
Associated actsAdé Bantu, Curse, Patrice, Max Herre

Mariama Jalloh, born in 1986 in Sierra Leone, is a singer–songwriter who lives in Paris, France.


Mariama Jalloh was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone. At the age of one she moved with her family to Germany, Bergisch Gladbach, the home of her mother. At sixteen, she began to write her own songs accompanied with her acoustic guitar. Two years later, she gained her first stage experience by performing in a musical.[1]

Music career[edit]

Her first important career steps were centered on the projects of Adé Bantu:[2] Brothers Keepers, Afrobeat Academy and Afropean Express. Starting in 2008, she worked with the rapper Curse,[3][4] thereby taking part in the project "Diversidad European Urban Experience".[5] A year later she supported Max Herre on his tour for the album "Ein Geschenkter Tag".[6] In the same year she embarked on her solo career, releasing her first EP, Listen To Mariama. Mariama was chosen from over 300 bands as one of the nine talents who were supported by the Volkswagen Sound Foundation in 2009.[7] In 2010 she signed with the French label Cinq7 / Wagram Music and started working on her first album, The Easy Way Out. The debut was finally recorded at RAK Studios, London, where she worked with the production team Bacon & Quarmby, which had already produced Ziggy Marley and Finley Quaye, among other artists.[8][9]



  • Still Waiting/Fall In Love (2008)
  • Listen to Mariama (2009)
  • No Way (2013)
  • Moments Like These (2015)


  • Easy Way Out (2012)
  • Love, Sweat and Tears (2019)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ [1], Funkhaus Europa, Global Pop Lexikon, Mariama
  2. ^ [2] lebloc cologne, article 05/2014
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-20. Retrieved 2014-11-06. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) afromagazin blog article 04/2009
  4. ^ [3] Curse tour review, 05/2009
  5. ^ [4], Facebook of The Diversidad Experience
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-11-13. Retrieved 2014-11-06. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Curse-Forum, post from 11/2009
  7. ^ [5], Official Facebook Announcement 07/2009
  8. ^ [6], Official Homepage of Mariama, Biography
  9. ^ [7] NRW Kultursekreteriat Wuppertal, article 06/2014