Weesay Fan Club (Wesseh Freeman, the Liberian gas can guitar master)

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Weesay Fan Club (Wesseh Freeman, the Liberian gas can guitar master)

A group dedicated to Weesay (Wesseh Freeman)

Website: https://www.facebook.com/WeesayLiberia
Location: Liberia
Members: 38
Latest Activity: Jul 7

He is blind and his guitar is an old oil can, but the world will soon know him.

Born Weeseh Freeman, Liberian artiste Weesay went blind in 1998, aged 23 but that did not stop him from living his dream of becoming a celebrated singer.

Using an old oil can, a piece of wood and a number of wires, Weesay designed himself a guitar and learnt how to play it, first on Monrovia streets and now to millions of online audiences.

His music is like his guitar; rough on the edges but sounds great.

His rise to fame came when a popular brand of chips asked him to sing a jingle using his tin guitar.

A video of the performance was uploaded online and it has so far, gained more than nine million views and a number of well-wishers offered to buy him a guitar.

He now has several guitars but still loves to play the one he made himself.

“I know that I am not a small person-God made me to do something,” he said in an interview with Ssebo.

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Comment by Gary O'slide on March 1, 2018 at 5:12am

I discovered this artist like everyone thanks to a video post on youtube. I am greatly saddened by the news.:(

Comment by the anonymous pick on March 21, 2015 at 3:18pm

THAT   IS AWESOME SHANE !!!  AND EVERYONE INVOLVED !!  :-D

Comment by Mike on March 21, 2015 at 3:08pm
Awesome Shane what you did for him and his reaction. That is really nice to see somebody do something so nice for somebody else that they do not even know.
Comment by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on March 20, 2015 at 4:51pm
Comment by smilingdog1 on March 15, 2015 at 10:28pm

I like the simplistic rusty nail tuners and what beautiful music that can be made from such a handmade guitar. Awesome!

Comment by Dana "EZ" Higgins on March 14, 2015 at 8:21am
Wow
Comment by Dave Lynas on March 13, 2015 at 6:22pm

Wow, Weesay, you are the best! Love what you are doing. Love that guitar. Wow!

Comment by J. W on March 13, 2015 at 1:12pm

such pure beautiful folk music love it, keep on playing my friend from your heart! Jim

Comment by Mike on March 13, 2015 at 11:36am
Th video of him singing his chips jingle is one of my favorites that I have found after I discovered about all of this not long ago. I have shared it with many people. Love it....
Comment by the anonymous pick on March 13, 2015 at 11:17am

this  is  great  stuff !! the  real  deal.

 

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