Bakary S. Sonko known as Da-Prince is one of the youngest and most prolific filmmakers from the Gambia. The young thespian has more than ten years experience in the field of acting. He started directing films at the tender age of 18. Sonko is a seasonal script writer, poet and a youth activist. Most importantly, he is a proud feminist. He directs two of the most recognised filmmaking institutions in the Gambia: G-Empire Films and Sanxaanu Kaggoro Film Institutes.
Politically and socially minded, most of his films have themes based on social and political reality of his country.
On June 30, 2018, Sonko premiered his latest movie Jangi Jollof which is the first biography movie ever made in the Gambia.
Sonko plans to be the President of the Republic of the Gambia in the future and believes art is the best tool to use to attain the SDG goals and vision 2063.
Bakare is passionate in mentoring and is always ready to help the youth. Below are his contacts
Sonko is a role model.