Sarjo Barrow: News Simplifier Dies at 65

EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, The Gambia: One of Gambia’s oldest local language broadcasters, Alhagie Sarjo Barrow have died on Saturday, at age 65, colleagues and family sources have confirmed.
Mr Barrow has earned reputable niche in the breaking down of complex English texts for Mandinka audience across the country in the decades he served at the national broadcaster; Gambia Radio and Television Services. He died just some four days before his 66th birthday.
The late Barrow became popular and remembered for his household programme, the ‘Jamano’ that summed up weekly current national and global issues in one hour on the GRTS. Of recent, he initiated a daily news review on Star FM, a private radio station, where he moved to following his retirement from GRTS. Until his demise, he was serving at the national broadcaster on contract.
Earlier this December, news of his death went viral on social media which was later proven to be wrong until Saturday evening. He died after a brief illness.
Born December, 26, 1953 in the in the Central River Region (CRR)- South village of Niamina Kudang, Mr Barrow has over three-decade experience in journalism.
From different corners in the country, Mr Barrow is described as “one of the finest broadcasters when it comes to local language news presentation.”
Meanwhile, the media fraternity continues to express shock on his demise, with prayers for ‘his soul to rest in peace’ raining from fans and loved ones across the world.

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