Trending Cameroonian Hip hop star Stanley Enow won AFRIMMA Best New comer while Afro-soul sonstress Gasha clinched AFRIMMA Best Female Artist from Central Africa last Sunday in USA. NexDim says kudos for making Cameroon proud .
But hey ! Stanley keeps watching torrents of criticism rain on him as he beams with smile as a trail-blazer in the game.
The ‘Bayangi Boy’ has been brandishing our flag high but his career is seemingly a subject of massive criticism. Apart from having a nightmare of negative feedback being slammed on his new single “Njama Njama cow” on Social media , Stanley Enow whose opus ‘Hein pere’ catapulted him to continental fame last year has been having a bitter pill to swallow after thriving at MTV Music Awards in Durban and the recent AFRIMMA that took place in USA . We are now getting au fait with this saga.
RnB star Banky W was the first to ponder loudly on the choice of Stanley as the winner for Best New comer at MAMA when he said on Twitter Phyno was the better choice. He later apologized .
Stanley’s win at AFRIMMA has stimulated various moods and caprices on social media. However, some applaud his win.
NexDim was eagle-eyed on the Twitter and Facebook rants concerning the nomination and the win . We throw a spotlight on the most controversial status that ignited comments;
1. Ngwane Hansel is an intellectual comedian and he had this to say on Facebook ;
“Wow. Stanley Enow and Gasha both win at the AFRIMMA 2014 awards. And one of them is talented’.
2. Ebangha Njang is an influential Cameroonian urban music promoter on Social Media based in USA . She had this to spill out ;
Gasha and Ebangha Njang
“So since Saturday evening I’ve been reading so many negative tweets & updates on Twitter & Facebook respectively… Yes at the Afrimma Awards, African artists making the buzz this year were nominated. U never heard Ugandans asking y Eddy Kenzo was nominated & not the other ones, or Nigerians asking y Davido and Iyanya were nominated and not Ice Prince or Dbanj, or Tanzanians wondering y Diamond Platinumz was nominated too etc… Nooo it’s always Cameroonians, but they forget that to make it in the music industry these days ain’t abt talent anymore, talent is like 10% of it. There are more talented artists in America than Rihanna, Lil Wayne or even Britney Spears, but it ain’t abt all dat. It’s abt hardwork, positive attitude, good management, business mind, faking it to make it and being humble!!! Y’all keep asking y this person was nominated and not the other, next year the same ppl gonna be nominated and still not the others if the drive doesn’t change… we need to stop the hate, the unnecessary controversy and come togeda so Cameroon’s music industry could be amongst the BEST in Africa. It’s show business, not show talent!
PS: this is my opinion and the negative opinions/comments won’t be appreciated. Write dem on ur wall, dis is my wall!!”
Photos ; Courtesy of Gasha and Stanley Enow
-Of the title,Rastafari, Daphne had this to say “On the journey of this life, we all have a destiny we must get to. Rastafari is life’ story; at the end, we are one people, with differing views and goals- but one destiny…eventually we all meet our maker. The title of this track represents a strong desire to love one another, to be your brothers’ keeper and the hope that if you put in the work, no one can stop you from getting to your goal.
Currently working on her debut album, this single is sure to introduce Daphne to the world as a true vocalist, creative songwriter and one whose music knows no boundaries. “I am all about good music…while most of my music has an African rhythm and traditional African sounds, I do not hesitate to bring into my music international flavor…you can say my records are more universal than local.” -
Chillen Muzic Entertainment keeps gliding on the platform of excellence in the entertainment industry. “Pull me back” by Marc Eff, Sparx Da Virus, Belle Wase, Marvin Toyson is a fresh release from the music powerhouse . Directed by Master chill and Produced by Marc EFF for CHILLEN MUZIC.
Le chanteur et animateur Camerounais Michael Kiessou a dévoilé il y a quelques jours le clip de son nouveau titre, « Tourner les reins », réalisé par la structure NS Pictures.
Sama Ndango has proven to possess the verve and talent to penetrate the Cameroon urban music industry through his consistent releases of smash club bangers. After rocking our eardrums with ‘Makandi”, the charismatic performer is back with a new dancehall single titled ‘Overload booty” produced by Blaise B. Remember this piece is rated 18+
Award-wining tune “Africa Mami” by Duc Z was a big hit . After a positive flirt on Magasco’s ‘Fine Boy” , the self-proclaimed “King of RnB” bounced back to glory at a time he was fading. The herculean task was for him to maintain the level as a chart-topping artist. “Lock Chou” is his brand new dancehall tune intended to penetrate the urban music market . The appraisal is directed to the fans. The video was directed by NS Pictures.
Following the success of ‘Bangwa Sense’ a year ago, Buea based rapping queen CIANA is about to reveal her blood, sweat and tears of the past year by releasing her first ever music video.
The video to her second release dubbed ‘Ozeile Nchiengo’ which in the Bangwa language translates as ‘you know I am better than you’ as she is heard say in the song ‘you know say I pass you’ reveals CIANA as ready and willing to put her own mark on the rising Cameroon music scene.
‘I am excited for the world to see what I have been cooking silently behind the scenes with my team and I believe I am now ready to bring my own contribution to our industry’ states CIANA whose real name is Caroline Takon Jabe.
The video teaser is revealed today with the official video to be released in a few week’s time.
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Facebook: Miss Ciana
YouTube: Miss Ciana
Rumours went rife and yeah , its true. After a junk of polemics concerning Gasha and Stevens, the dust has settled with a timely substitute. Daphne is the new signee under the label. She is a former artist under No Hitz No Records . I do not know the details of the deal but the singer announced today on her official FACEBOOK page that the label is gearing up to release her debut single titled Rastafari on their imprint. A studio session can quench your desire.
Born in the country’s Economic capital, Douala, Cameroon in the late 80’s, Mark Niba Ambe grew up in a house of two boys and two girls, where he was the last child of the family. His mother always said he was destined for something special and that his love for music was there ever since he was brought to life.
At the age of 10, he was sent to a boarding school in Buea, Cameroon, where he found an outlet for his desire to make music. By age 15, Hotmoney was already a well-known DJ and his name was called from school to school, neighborhood to neighborhood. He made a strong buzz in his school and other schools while constantly playing in talent shows and dances. The youngsters could not get enough of his selection in music. He built a reputation for mixing Cameroonian and other African traditional and contemporary music along with popular Hip-Hop records back to back. At that time, Hotmoney earned a name from his loving audience and that name is ‘MarkynazeHotmoney’.
In 2010,the loss of his Dad caused a lot of depression and hardship in his musical career not withstanding Hotmoney did not gave up, instead he took a step forward in his journey to success and fame. Hepursued an Audio Engineering Program in 2012 at one of the SAE’s campuses in Asia and later obtained a Diploma in Audio Engineering.
Now based in Douala, Cameroon, DJ Hotmoney is still rocking crowds in popular clubs and concerts. Furthermore, he has found a new area of interest on the microphone, where he has amazed the audience with his MC skills. The MC has always played an important role in African music. In popular French African culture, the MC is known as Atallakou. As Hotmoney spins his records, he always has a mic in his hand to motivate the listeners to ‘get in the groove’ and dance.
Through communication and constant networking, DJ Hotmoney has built a connection with top artists and producers in Africa, Europe, Canada and USA. He is currently working on his debut album in collaboration with Wildcat Entertainment and associates, which is due for release late summer 2014. The world is waiting for what DJ Hotmoney has to offer.
Toast me ft Gee Reign
Steveslil has the killer instinct to enter into the hall of fame of reputable urban music acts in Africa. His musical prowess and versatility to effortless switch from one genre to another is breathtaking . After releasing a phenomenal single “Ebangha” , the Cameroonian sultry R&B/Afro-pop songster has gamely resurfaced with a life-enhancing love and marriage story incorporated in a soul-searching song titled “Diana” . He describes “Diana” as a musical marriage between post- independence highlife music and contemporary Afro-pop harmony.In essence, “Diana” embodies the traditional harmonic rhythm which could be dubbed “Palm wine music” , married with western instruments. “Diana” incarnates the folkloric tone popularly chanted during the post-independence era. The song is an expression of love and appreciation to God (Eta Mandem , thank you …) for giving a beautiful wife who deserves all the sacrifices a man can make give , just to make her happy; “na with you I go fly , America, Europe, Africa , to Asia coz you be my baby” . Steveslil’s vocal timbre and delivery perfectly gives the groove the song deserves. The song aws produced by Emil Ngumbah .
DIANA BY STEVESLIL