Mrs Saado rose to fame during the regime of Siyad Barre. She was famous for her songs in the 1970s when she sang about the political and social justice in opposition.
By Gulaid Dalha
(Somali Commentator)Following the brutal assassination of Somali singer and politician, Saado Ali Warsame, Dahabshil group took the oath of not involving the assassination which had caused the death of the famous Somali artist, Saado. In a glitzy ceremony held at Hamdi hotel, Laasaanood in wich high dignitaries including traditional leaders, religious clerics and distinguished guests attended, Dahabshil’s founder Mohamed Saed Dahabshil was sworn on the holly book, Qur’an.
After the swearing ceremony, both clans hailing from Burao and Laasaanood stressed on keeping the peace, stability and the vigilance of Somaliland. The renowned Islamic Scholar Sh Abdinasir Hagi Ahmed also spoke at the ceremony and reiterated the need to fully quit the case that has been going across the country since the death of Late Saado. “You have heard the oath – fifty oaths, as Sharia compliance. We all need to attain the satisfactory results. We are all witnesses – the two sub-clans must give up any other accusations,” said Sh Abdinasir Hagi Ahmed, a famous religious cleric in Laasaanood city.
The renowned Somali singer spent much of the civil war in US and returned Somalia to represent her clan in the new Somali parliament in 2012. Mrs Saado rose to fame during the regime of Siyad Barre. She was famous for her songs in the 1970s when she sang about the political and social justice in opposition. This triggered the topple of Dictator Siyad Barre. Since then she has been one of the most interested Somali musicians. Some say that Saado was unusual Somali female singer – she went on stage many times without covering her head as she sometimes wore trousers.
Saado Ali Warsame, the Somali song-writer, was finally shot dead by by al-Shabaab insurgents as police and witnesses said. The MP was part of a string of shootings and bombings targeting government officials.
About Dahabshiil Group
Dahabshiil is Africa’s largest money transfer business, with branches in 126 countries worldwide and over 5,000 employees. It is one of the most important multinational businesses in the Horn of Africa, which provides a vital money transfer lifeline to those living in many countries across Africa and beyond. For over 40 years it has provided a valuable lifeline to many in East Africa and the Horn of Africa and it remains committed to its original values of trust, reliability, integrity and customer-focus.