Saturday, July 23, 2016

CHECK MA SWAG (VIRAL VIDEO) BY DON CROZZY FT EMMA MIMBA


Emma Mimba is a young Cameroonian who is well known for his successful football career and remarkable rap skills. He dedicated the most part of his life developing his football career but this didn't stop him from keeping up with his passion for music with his well known freestyle videos on YouTube and Facebook.

Emma Mimba has finally decided to kick off his music career by jumping on the remix of the street anthem 'Check Ma Swag' by Don Crozzy while preparing for the release of his debut EP titled 'The Thing Be Start Like Play' under his newly created label The Fame.

'Swag' is a very common term used amongst youths which refers to a person’s look or style. The song "Check Ma Swag' looks at the term 'swag' from a completely unusual perspective which you would least expect, making references to some fun childhood experiences which we all have been through in a language you can understand.

The song is accompanied by an afro hip hop instrumental with a purely 'mboko' feel suitable for the club. 'Check Ma Swag' is produced by Geega a.k.a Beationary and is released with an amazing viral video directed by Chuzih Dadido.

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WILLY B FT ENN & KAZOUMAN IN WOLOLO DANCE. LISTEN HERE...


Cameroonian artist Willy B, signed under Manjong Music Empire has released his second official single.

Willy B, known for his 2015 hit song “Cherie Coco“ which made waves around Cameroon and Africa, is back with another club banger entitled “Wololo Dance.” A perfect blend of makossa, afropop and coupé décalé that will get you dancing from start to finish.

Produced by West B and Djay Cliff, the song features Willy B’s label mate ENN who delivers punch lines on a smooth rap verse and Camer-Ivorian coupé décalé artist, Kazouman de Katongo who spices up the song with an Ivorian vibe.

Wololo Dance” goes a long way to confirm Willy B’s presence in the Cameroon music industry. He is urrently working on the video and on other musical projects. Willy B is definitely an artist to watch out for.

Enjoy the listen below.


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Friday, June 24, 2016

STANIS THE SCHOOL DROP-OUT BATTLES TO BE CAMEROON'S RAP KING...


Cameroon's new international music label, Calabash Music has announced the signing of its first hip hop artist named Stanis.

Born in Bamenda and currently based in Buea, Stanis 'Le Dragon' is a fluently bilingual guitarist, rapper and singer whose music can be described as afro trap.

After having one of his songs fall in the hands of Cornel, a South African based Cameroonian music producer signed to Calabash Music, his music was auditioned by the A&R committee who were impressed by his versatility, singing and rapping ability, rhythms and hard punch lines. A few meetings later at the Calabash Music office in Akwa Douala, a deal was reached with its A&R representative, Wax Dey.    

Calabash Music is really excited to have such a talented rapper on board ­ we will move swiftly to release the materials we are working on because Cameroon is hungry for new talent that can be sold to the world." stated Calabash Music publicist Clarisse Ndinge.  
 
"I write my music with the help of a guitar, but my rap music is very commercial. I make music for the masses and I'm ready to take over. My team is fire. Cameroonian hip hop will not be the same after Stanis ­ so watch this space." Stanis added.

We look forward to what he has to offer.

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MELCUBE MAKES A CONNECTION WITH HIS NEW SONG...


After wowing us with his last single, ‘3am in Bangkok’, Cameroonian rapper Melcube is back again with his new single titled ‘Connection’ which translates to ‘Pas de Reseau’ in French off his upcoming album.

In this song also produced by himself, Melcube talks about the struggles he faced in the music industry while back in Cameroon. According to him, he would have gone very far in the music game if he had the right connections and was willing to bend the rules.

Melcube is a versatile and charismatic MC that is able to hold his own. Listen to the song below...


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Sunday, June 19, 2016

CELEBRATE FATHER'S DAY WITH AN EXCLUSIVE INSIGHT INTO MUSIC ARTIST DAVIDO'S LIFE...


Exclusively, music artist and new daddy Davido shared with premier Cameroon online magazine VAULT a frank insight into his life; what the arrival of his daughter has added to his musical career, the good times with his fans and also the sad times. He also reveals his love for Caribbean food!

VAULT magazine issue 3 also presents the Spring/Summer collection of Belgian based Cameroonian designer Louise Assomo while taking a detour into the world of fashion blogger and business woman Lily "BefabNstaychic", who through her blog shows us the art of elegance but also a lifestyle full of glamour all so effortlessly chic and simple.


The issue goes back to basics with blogger Dominique Hodieb and her concept #Domptezlefoulard, a reminder of our culture all the while giving us some tricks to emphasise our outfits with a headscarf. 


VAULT is a bilingual quarterly magazine, fashion, beauty and lifestyle in a Cameroonian and African perspective established by Douala based agency ModeMaison PR

Read VAULT below and do not forget to share to the max!! The hashtag to use #IamVaulting !


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TALENT AND MASTERY SESSIONS; THE MIXTAPE BY TAM GAËLO...


Music artist and producer Tam Gaëlo is gradually making a come up in the Cameroon music scene. He’s been consistently putting out music for the past 10 months including this 10-track mixtape titled, “Talent and Mastery Sessions.”

The title clearly explains what listeners should expect while listening to the full project: “an individual who masters his talent.” This mixtape is 100% hip-hop and be very much enjoyed by lovers of this genre.

Artists are out here putting out 2 or 3 songs a year. I, Tam Gaëlo pride myself in putting out a full body of work in a year because full projects like an album, EP or mixtape is what better defines the artistry level of an artist” says Gaëlo.

When listening to the tape, it’s important to listen to it in sequence because it was sequenced that way for a reason; I know you will enjoy listening to the full project and make sure to download a copy of it if need be.” He added.

Enjoy listening!!


You can follow/contact the artist on:
Facebook: The Gaëlo Outcome

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WAX DEY'S 360 DEGREES ALBUM OUT NOW...


Award winning artist and entrepreneur; Wax Dey, has released a new album titled; ‘360 Degrees’. 

The album is a bundle of melodies, Wax Dey has succeeded to fuse music genres from all regions of Africa in this one album from ‘House’ from South Africa, ‘Afro-beat’ from West Africa, ‘Zouk’ from the Caribbean, ‘Makossa, Njang’ from Cameroon, and ‘RnB’ and ‘Hip Hop’ from the West. Wax Dey reveals his soul in the album. He translates the influences he has gathered from the different places he has visited in Africa and the world in this album in a soulful way that is contagious.

The album has 11 tracks with collaborations from top artists all over Africa such as Yemi Alade, Omawumi, Banky W, Runtown, Kayswitch, and Shaydee from Nigeria; Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, Simphiwe Dana, Lection, Jaden and Ruff Sketch from South Africa; and Stanis from Cameroon. He says the album was inspired by his collaborations with all these artistes.

An album signing party is scheduled for the 8th of July. Stay tuned for updates! In the meantime, do well to purchase the album. It is available at all music distribution sales points in the country at a cost price of 1000frs, and on all digital music sites as well. Download HERE

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JUMP WITH FOTEMAH MBA TO FOSTER PROGRESS ON THE AFRICAN CONTINENT...


Although Fotemah Mba’s story begins in Cameroon, West Africa, the book of his life and travels is much thicker than that. The son of a distinguished educator and diplomat he spent most of his young life travelling the world and thus was exposed to the cultures of places such as Algeria, Belgium & the United States; for this reason is a fluent speaker of four different languages. Even as a youngster he had an ear for music and was energised by the diverse sounds made known to him through his travels.

Fotemah Mba, is the living proof that America truly can be the land of opportunities if you are willing to work hard. Although he has always dreamed big, he never imagined he’d be working alongside the top artists in the world and conducting business amongst the music industry’s most prominent executives. Former VP/Current consultant for Akon’s Konlive Label, the young West African native still has yet to reach the peak of his career.


Fotemah has formed a new venture; Red Republic Ent, to which he is looking for and signing new talent, including talents from Cameroon.  The entertainment business is close to his heart but what’s even closer is giving back. 

Fotemah recently founded JUMP (Join Us Making Progress) Africa; a non-governmental organisation with an objective to facilitate education in the lives of young children, and to instill in the youths a spirit of leadership. He works alongside Books for Africa (the largest donor of books to the African continent) with whom he ships books and school supplies to the continent.  

To date, he has shipped over 250,000 books to schools in four African countries; Cameroon, Nigeria, Ghana and Uganda, and is on track to send a million books, to support 500 learning centers all across Africa. 


Near future projects include: supporting the “Word Alive Orphanage” in Ghana, supporting the “Treasure Center” in Bamenda, Cameroon (in which JUMP Africa recently did some volunteer work), providing an updated library for “The Sound of Silence School” (School for the Deaf in Buea, Cameroon), supporting the “Bulu Blind Center” (school for the blind in Buea, Cameroon) with Brail books, laptops and recorders. 

In a world ran by social media, Fotemah Mba gives us a true perspective of an industry executive that goes beyond the glitz and the glamour.  You can join him in this journey of making progress in Africa by donating to the cause via www.jumpafrica.org

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AN ART PIECE WORTH TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS COULD BE YOURS, HERE'S HOW TO GET IT!


SHIRI ACHU'S FIRST ART EXHIBITION IN AUSTRALIA


‘Excited’ is an understatement as Shiri Achu eagerly prepares to for this debut exhibition for the people of Australia! Since her first solo exhibition 6 years ago, held at St Augustine's tower in Hackney, Shiri Achu has been fortunate to have received the award of ‘The best artist in Brent; London and has gone on to exhibit in various exciting places/events/cities. These include, The Commonwealth Secretariat, The houses of Parliament, The Olympic African Village... Cities include, Lisbon, Barcelona, Douala, Chiang Mai, to name a few.



Today, Shiri Achu is excited to present to South Australia, Adelaide, for one week only ‘37 In Print: AUS’. This exhibition follows ‘35InPrint:London’ which took place from 19th – 25th April 2014 at the Strand Gallery in central London and ‘36InPrint:DC’ which took place from 5th – 14th May 2016 at Gallery A in Central Washington DC. 35InPrint:London was great, the exhibition was attended by the Mayor of Harrow amongst many others.  At 36InPrint:DC Shiri was deeply honoured to have received recognition from Congressman Chris Van Hollen ' ...in presenting the inaugural 36InPrintDC art exhibition, and with appreciation for using art to capture the spirit of Africa...' 



Shiri Achu’s art comes from every day, unsurprising yet unexpectedly vivid moments, times, places and objects. She seeks to capture the spirit of her subjects and make them come alive through form, colour, texture and tone. She draws insight from her travels but in general her inspiration is very broad; from natural moments captured in Africa to still objects, from the human form to the human in action.



37InPrint:AUS exhibition running from the 14th-23rd July 2016 will largely consist of 37 Framed Signed Limited Edition Shiri Achu Art Prints. Attendees will be able to purchase these limited edition signed prints at very affordable prices.

During the Opening/Private view on Thursday 14th July, there will be live music from the fabulous Moore Black & The Organic Roots.


The Closing party on Saturday 23rd July will be lived streamed! Shiri Achu Art has launched a raffle competition for one very lucky person to win The Original painting – Midnight Tradition’.  3 lucky runner-up’s will win signed framed limited edition prints of ‘Midnight Tradition!! There will be African dancing to entertain viewers and then the raffle will be drawn @ 7pm. 

Buy your raffle ticket(s) now to enter the competition: https://rafflecreator.com/pages/10983/win-original-shiri-achu-art-@-37inprintaus
Draw date is Sat, 23rd July @ 7pm (Local South Australian time), Stream in Live @ 7pm to see if you are the lucky winner!

Valued at $10,000 (over 5,000,000 FCFA), Acrylics on Canvas, 76cmX102cm, this painting 'Midnight Tradition' was painted precisely 7 years ago in 2009. Midnight Tradition features on page 65 of the International Contemporary masters VII and was selected as a Finalist for the Cliftons Art Prize 2012, Adelaide/Australia  http://www.cliftonsartprize.com/2012/adelaide

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

THE MAKE-UP OF DYNASTIE LE TIGRE'S NEW ALBUM IS MORE THAN PAPOU, X-MALEYA AND MOUSTIK...


The much awaited album of the year by Dynastie Le Tigre entitled « La Loi De La Nature » the deluxe version is finally released and available on all distribution channels (physical, digital & mobile). The album contains 15 songs compiling the best singles from Dynastie Le Tigre, as well as some un-released songs such as « Prends soin d'elle (Remix) » a collaboration with the Togolese artist Papou, a socially conscious song entitled «SIDA» « Mani Kaaaka », some comedy inspired such as « Papa sors de la cuisine », love themed songs such as « Je confirme» and « Dingue de toi ».

Overall, the album « La Loi De La Nature Deluxe » will give you over an hour of listening pleasures at the heart, revisited and modernised African rythmns by Dynasty Le Tigre and his music team who thereby evoke new musical variations such as the Kwatt'Nb, the Ekang, some neo-Bikutsi, African dancehall, Afrobeat, afrohouse etc...

La Loi De la Nature Deluxe is also packed with collaborations, from the aforementioned Papou, to Michael Kiessou & Yvich (KDT), Stanley Enow (Prends soin d'elle), Moustik K-rismatik (Papa sors de la cuisine), Mimi Pary (Daddy Daddy), X-Maleya (Juste Un Peu) etc...

The album has been available since last weekend on all legal streaming and downloading platforms (iTunes/Apple music, YouTube, Deezer, MTNZik, Google Play, Tidal, etc). The offline release was celebrated last Friday by a concert and an album signing evening at the Cinéma Le Komo in Libreville (Gabon).

Dynastie Le Tigre will kick off a national and an international tour after attending the FestiBikutsi at the l’Olympia de Paris on July 10th. More surprises are also in store for us!

Listen to and download the album here : https://hmg.lnk.to/AlbumDynastie
View the album on YouTube:   http://bit.ly/AlbumDynastie_youtube
View the new video to Dingue De Toi here : https://youtu.be/R-XfPlWhdKE

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

KINNAKA TV SET TO BRING SEXY BACK TO GREAT ONLINE CONTENT...


Kinnaka TV hopes to become Cameroon’s foremost online platform with contemporary African content. The platform aims to celebrate and showcase thriving African businesses springing up out of virtually nothing, African musicians coming to global acclaim, African fashion to rival those on any runway in the world, African tech entrepreneurs changing their communities one innovation at a time as well as modern African movies.

An ambitious undertaking to be sure, one that will require a significant investment in content. The Kinnaka TV team have already hit the ground running by toeing the self production route, coming up with a bouquet of shows like The Vibe, Risk Takers, Unplugged, Vox Pop, The Diaspora and Kinnaka Special. Kinnaka TV is also looking at signing syndicate agreements with entities who produce interesting African content as well as content partnerships with young people who have great media concepts and could use the Kinnaka online TV platform to get their stuff out to a larger audience.

The goal of Kinnaka TV is to bring positive awareness of the good talents and open up a new demographic who target a new direct market with a lot of buying power. Kinnaka TV is going live on July 11, 2016.

Visit the Kinnaka TV social media platforms:
Facebook: KINNAKA TV
Twitter: @kinnakatv
Instagram: kinnakatv

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