Gibril "Gibrilville" Mansaray is a Akademia Executive award winner & a 4 times Akademia Award winning recording artist, and multi-faceted entertainer.
Born in Accra on November 27th, 1981, Gibril is the son of Sarah and Mohammed Mansaray. His father is from Sierra Leone and mother from Ghana. Gibril's interest in performing begun at an early age. He grew up with his family in Nigeria, Togo, Benin and Ghana. From his father’s massive record collection to his big brother's love for reggae music, he gained an appreciation and understanding for music that would later influence the sound he will create in years to come.
Gibril collaborated with M1 (Dead Prez), on his first single titled "Streets of Africa". The record was recorded and produced by "Coptic" billboard topping producer for P . Diddy's “I need a girl".
Later that year, Gibril held an audition at "smash studio" in Manhattan, where he put together his first band. The Band's future almost came to a short end in 2011, when Gibril was picked up by immigration officials and Detained by immigration, customs and enforcement (I.C.E). After 9 months of detention, he was finally released under supervision on March 9th, 2012 back into the United States. He jumped right back into the studio and released "The Foreigner J.J.C. Deluxe”. The Album is accompanied by a documentary on YouTube.
Gibril continues to assert himself as a trailblazer in the creative world. He has finished working on his new Ep called "Black Cadillac Season 1”. He jumped in the studio and produced the album with his band. Season 1, is mixed by Gordon "Commissioner Gordon" Williams whose resume includes multiple Grammy Awards and numerous Gold and Platinum albums. The Ep was released on July 28th, 2016. Season 1 has earned Gibrilville his second Akademia award. Black Cadillac season 2 & 3, both earned Gibrilville his third and fourth Akademia awards.
In April of 2019, Gibrilville won the Executive honor award by the music academy, for outstanding creativity, artistry, and professional achievement in the field of music.
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