Kelefa Sanneh: Wiki, Bio, Age, Wife, Sexuality, Twitter, Family, Net Worth

Kelefa Sanneh: Wiki, Bio, Age, Wife, Sexuality, Twitter, Instagram, Career, Family, Early Life, Education, Children: Kelefa T. Sanneh is a music critic and journalist from the United States. He was born in 1976. He covered rock & roll, hip-hop, and pop music scenes for The New York Times between 2000 and 2008.  He has worked for The New Yorker as a staff writer since 2008.  In 2021, Sanneh released Major Labels: a history of popular music over the previous 50 years told via the stories of seven genres.

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Sanneh’s Family

Sanneh was birthed in Birmingham, West Midlands, England, and spent his childhood in Ghana and Scotland before moving to Massachusetts in 1981 and subsequently Connecticut in 1989 with his family.  His father, Lamin Sanneh, is a professor of theological history at Yale University and Yale Divinity School. He was born in Janjanbureh, Gambia.  Sandra, Kelefa’s mother, is a white South African linguist who teaches isiZulu at Yale University. Sanneh earned a bachelor’s degree in literature from Harvard University in 1997. He worked for Transition Journal and was the rock director for WHRB’s Record Hospital while at Harvard.

Kelefa Sanneh Career

Sanneh’s article “The Rap Against Rockism,” published in The New York Times on October 31, 2004, received a lot of attention. The article exposed a debate between U.s. and British music critics about rockism, which Sanneh defined as idolizing the authentic old legend (or underground hero) while trying to mock the latest pop star; lionizing punk while barely accepting disco; affectionate the live show while hating the music video; espousing the growling performer while hating the lip-synching.

Sanneh wrote “Project Trinity,” which was published in The New Yorker on April 7, 2008, to contextualize Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s controversial remarks as Barack Obama’s pastor. The article provides a historical context for Obama’s church, Trinity United Church of Christ, as well as former Trinity pastor Wright. He left The New York Times in 2008 to become a staff writer at The New Yorker. Sanneh lived in Brooklyn as of 2009.

Kelefa Sanneh’s Wife: Who Is She?

Kelefa Sanneh and his wife Sarah Buck have a happy marriage. His wife owns and operates Pies ‘n’ Thighs in Brooklyn, where she has been producing award-winning pies for the past 15 years. In the spring of 2006, his wife opened the shop with Carolyn Bane.

Kelefa Sanneh and sarrah buck

Kelefa Sanneh Net Worth

In the years 2020-2021, his net worth increased dramatically. Kelefa Sanneh makes the majority of her money as a professional journalist. His net worth in 2021 is $1 Million – $5 Million, while in 2020 it is under review.

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Kelefa Sanneh: CBS

Since 2001, Kelefa Sanneh has been a contributor to The New Yorker, and since 2008, she has been a staff writer. In addition, he is a regular contributor to “CBS Sunday Morning.” He joined the magazine from the New York Times, where he was the pop music critic since 2002. He was previously the deputy editor of Transition, a race and culture journal published by Harvard University’s W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute. His work has also featured in other publications and books, notably “Shake It Up: Famous American Writings on Rock and Pop from Elvis to Jay Z,” a Library of America Special Release, and “Da Capo Best Music Writing,” both published by Da Capo.

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Kelefa Sanneh Bio, Height, Weight, Profile, Net Worth

Real Name Kelefa T. Sanneh
Nickname Not known
Gender Male
  • Journalist
  • music critic
Height (approx.) Not known
Weight (approx.) Not known
Figure Measurements (approx.) Not known
Eye Colour Not known
Hair Colour Not known
Date of Birth  Born in 1976
Age (as in 2018) 27 Years
Birth Place West Midlands
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Not known
  • American
  • British
Hometown Birmingham, United Kingdom
School Not known
College/University Harvard university
Educational Qualification Graduated
Religion Christianity
Ethnicity Not known
Caste Not Known
Address Not Known
Hobbies/Interests Not known
Marital Status married
Affairs/Boyfriends/Girlfriends Not Known
Sexuality Straight
Parents Father: Lamin Sanneh

Mother: Sandra Sanneh

Siblings Not known
Husband/Wife/Spouse Sarrah buck
Children N/A
Net Worth $1 million- $5million (2021)

Some Lesser-Known Facts About Kelefa Sanneh

  • “Project Trinity,” written by Sanneh, was published in The New Yorker on April 7, 2008.
  • Sanneh’s publication, a history of popular music during the last 50 years recounted via the stories of seven genres, was released in October 2021 by Penguin Press.
  • His father was a Muslim, but then he converted into Christian
  • He spent his early life in Ghana and Scotland
  • Kelefa Sanneh has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 2008, after working as a pop-music critic at The New York Times for six years.

Social Media Accounts:

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