Influenced by Christian musician Jeremy Camp, this Yaounde based Bamenda boy known as Chick Nick is making his entrance into the Cameroon music scene with this poppy love song entitled "Ekosse" produced by Dijay Karl.
According to his Facebook page, this talent discovered his love for music at a very early age and he grabbed it by the horns. He is a vocalist, songwriter and is able play instruments such as the piano and the guitar.
Based on this new release, his songwriting and vocal skills are on point...that baby Ekosse must be really bad (as in good!) cos she got him singing her name really good!
Taking a break from our music posts...pheeew, we wait 6 months for great new music and they seem to come dropping in one week!! Okay so here is something new on the fashion scene. Last week in Paris, world renowned Cameroon designer Imane Ayissi had his collection launch in Paris. We received our invitation but however could not attend *sad face* while browsing we fall on a link with the images of the show combined with some on Imane's Facebook Page.
Imane Ayissi takes a different approach but still staying true to his brand in this new 2015 Spring Summer collection which is dubbed "Meullara". He makes a demi tour on his usual fabric choice opting for something fresh and unique. In it we see a display of African textiles, something from Ghana, from Mali, from Ivory Coast...with large boxy cuts that hides or accentuates, cropped tops, fitted ankle trousers, flared skirts, and very long and short elegant skirts. All together, the collection is fresh, chic and simple. We would have opted for a different hair and makeup styles for the models but it seems Imane was really being rebellious with this collection so we applaud his efforts.
Check out some of the images below...what cool shoes the models had!!
What are your thoughts on the collection? Tell us!!
These past few days on Twitter we were constantly tagged on a series of tweets that were counting down the release of a single. We usually get a few of those and we always wait to hear what is being proposed.
There is always 2 ways in which these new songs are received by us - either in excitement or in disappointment sometimes wishing we could fully give back our feedback without crushing dreams.
Well, thank heavens that on this occasion, all we have been feeling is a combination of excitement and amazement. Excited to know that such a talent that is EWUBE exists within the 237 scene and amazement as to the ease of how she sings and sounds...how effortless, how simple!! What a breath of fresh air!! So here we have it a Bayangi girl on an afropop song with a dancehall twist with effortless vocals like those of Rihanna...ohhh yessss, we foresee a winner!! All she needs to do now is to work on her image and brand and she should be able to fly higher higher!!
Whether you dey chop na puff puff, no care, whether you dey drink na garri, no care, whether you dey chop burning fish no care, whether you dey drink na Tangui...well no care either! Here is "Party All Nyte" by EWUBE of Best Music Inc. Song produced by Slimbeatz.
Stanley Enow is so far having a brilliant music career. From breaking records to setting records winning worldwide acclaimed awards and jetting across cities around the world to attend shows to collaborating with BBC 1Xtra representing Cameroon in their "1Xtra World Cup Freestyle" campaign.
So here we are, a third single and video looms in the air most likely to be released following his US visit where he is expected to attend the African Muzik Magazine Awards - (AFRIMMA) following his double nomination on the Best Newcomer and Best Male Central Africa categories. Voting link shared below but first enjoy the snippet for Njama Njama Cow.
It was back in March that we posted about Belgium based afro RnB singer Miss Lena (full post here). She had just released her debut single following her spectacular entrance into the Camer music scene with some very very good covers she did at her leisure time.
"Give Me A Sign" was well received with a love story script video shot in Cameroon by Adrenaline Studios.
Fast forwards a few months and here we are with a remix to the song with the most talked about artist of the moment, MTV Music Africa Awards Best New Act 2014 winner Stanley Enow!!
So how does the remix sound? Take a listen below...enjoy!!
For over 6 months now the artist AMBÉ formerly known as Denzyl to hit songs Monika and Nanga Boko has resurfaced adorning a new name, a new song and a new musical direction.
We were given the opportunity to pre-listen to this song at the start of the year and it was instantly a song we knew had the potential to be a huge hit. Yes!
Think modern traditional with percussions, strong drums, guitars and sax in a great supporting role all perfectly blended with the artist's vocals to inspire a song that is hopeful, upbeat, uplifting, dancey, easy on the ears...the production of the song indeed is impeccable! Kudos to the producers at Molyko based No Hitz No Recordz studios for a job well done!
Without further ado, here is "Rendez-vous"...we certainly want to hammer...Maserati for our mother, Ferrari for our father...okay let's all go hustle now while giving thanks to God for our lives!! Enjoy!
London based Debra Debs has that voice that captivates and draws you in allowing you with no choice but to lend not just your ears but your mind, soul and body to consuming her music.
Her lyrics are not only motivating but can also be very socially conscious as heard on her previous critically acclaimed track/video "Africa Higher Higher"
So a few day's ago she released this follow up entitled "Sometimes" from her LifeCycles album and as we write this post we are currently replay abusing it, yes it is that good - in fact it is such a great motivational, uplifting song perfect for that relaxation session while lying in the sun with a glass of bubbly in one hand.
Debra Debs draws her inspiration from jazzy greats and her debut album combines head bopping grooves from the 90s to the soulful melodies of the 00's RnB, gospel and neo soul. It is 100% a contemporary soul album!
"Let your faith do the walking, let your heart do the talking..." enjoy the video below...!!
With the Stevens record label and Gasha rift finally over and dealt with properly behind the scenes by the two parties, the public can now bask in the music glory and talent that is Gasha's.
We are given the opportunity to once more enjoy the follow up video to single "Faya Di Burn" in peace and boy is it a bombshell!!
There is no denying that Gasha is one of Cameroon's most talented artist and currently the musically gifted of all of them in terms of voice delivery, music originality and lyrics too - a real package that is capable of attaining greater heights if only the right attitude and management is applied as well as the right projection and promotion strategy is developed and implemented to get her to where she deserves to be.
So without delaying with much talk, here is finally the video that we have all been wanting to see all this while!!
The opening of 35InPrint:London on Saturday 19th April oozed class with the guests who came in their numbers all captivated by Shiri Achu’s art. There were beautiful 35InPrint cupcakes, German based artist Amaka performed a live set and we had two floors of Shiri Achu Art prints on exhibit - 35 In total all at very affordable prices! Read our full post on it here.
Shiri Achu Art is art inspired by Africa, colour, movement, dance! And oh boy did they love it!!
The week long exhibition at The Strand gallery saw The Mayor and Mayoress of Harrow pop by to visit the exhibition receiving a special walk through by Shiri herself. They were full of praises and encouragement; leaving a wonderful message on the visitor's book.
The closing party on Friday the 25th was as the opening, a success. More paintings bought and taken off the wall instantly, muna Sawa Muntu Valdo, the London based Cameroon Jazz guitarist, harmonica player and singer was there to lend his support and perform on the night delighting the visitors with his soulful new songs. Assorted snacks and wine were served...
Raffle prize winners Enitan Sawyerr and Anozie Anyanwu were both extremely delighted to have won signed limited edition ‘ShiriAchuArt’ prints.
Check out some shots from the outro party...
Muntu Valdo on the mic!
A raffle winner!
So what next from Shiri Achu Art? Watch out for 35 In Print: Washington DC later this year! You can also buy a Shiri Achu Art print from the Smithsonian. We wish her every success.