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October
31

NEXZIK : Wax Dey – Makossa

Posted In: Afro-pop, Top Songs by The Administrator

Johannesburg, South Africa  –  Cameroonian singer and activist, Wax Dey has officially released a new single, ‘Makossa’, to highlight the influence of this underrated genre in today’s international pop culture, and to call attention to the rise of a new breed of Cameroonian musicians. One of the defining moments of global music has to be the 1972 release of Manu Dibango’s Billboard Hot 100 song, ‘Soul Makossa’ that has been credited with the creation of the international ‘DISCO’ sound.

But Makossa as a genre, characterized by catchy brass sections and bouncy bass riffs that created some of Cameroon’s biggest international stars, has struggled to keep its place in the Cameroonian urban scene. Nonetheless, its impact is still best felt through its contribution to the new African pop sound.

In 2010, Shakira released ‘WakaWaka’, an adaptation of the 1983 Cameroonian classic ‘Zangalewa’ that partly has its roots in this genre. This came at a period when  ‘Naija’ or  Nigerian afrobeats is enjoying a wave of success across the world. It is also undeniable that Makossa has had a deep influence in transforming the ‘Afrobeat’ of Fela Kuti to the ‘Afrobeats’ sounds that have propelled Nigerian artists like Flavour and Iyanya to international superstardom.

At the same time, a wave of Cameroonian musicians mostly from the Anglophone regions of Cameroon, to whom the world had been quite oblivious, has awoken with a new afropop sound that is impossible to ignore. They have also borrowed from Makossa, blending French phrases and their own pidgin Creole that is similar to Nigerian pidgin English.

Thanks to this, Cameroon is witnessing the creation of a brand new, lively urban musical scene that is rich in texture and variety. And the rise of these artists signals a rise in social consciousness of a youth that have for decades been deemed as voiceless – but who are stepping into the limelight with the assurance that their place in the social and cultural fabric of Cameroon, and Africa, can no longer be usurped.

Johannesburg, South Africa (30 October 2014) –  Cameroonian singer and activist, Wax Dey has officially released a new single, ‘Makossa’, to highlight the influence of this underrated genre in today’s international pop culture, and to call attention to the rise of a new breed of Cameroonian musicians. One of the defining moments of global music has to be the 1972 release of Manu Dibango’s Billboard Hot 100 song, ‘Soul Makossa’, that has been credited with the creation of the international ‘DISCO’ sound.

Enjoy and share Makossa!

The song is available for free download at:https://soundcloud.com/waxdey/wax-dey- makossa


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October
30

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Limbe-based artist Deejay Kef has dropped a fresh Afro pop single titled “Small Mami”. The tune features El Kawasaki and Bridge. Produced under Soul Tunes records by Deejay Kef.

Listen and download via this link:

http://www.reverbnation.com/deejaykef/song/22119768-small-mami


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October
29
Song’s ability and  witty command at the centre of the field enabled him to become Man of the Match against Manchester City last Saturday .  The West Ham manager likened Alex  Song to Yaya Toure. 
‘He links everything together really well. We’ve got a player of the highest quality who’s played for Arsenal and Barcelona in the Champions League”. Said Sam Allardyce.

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October
29

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Cameroonian songstress Adango Salicia Zulu has officially released her brand new single ” Mayega mem” off her impending album scheduled to be launched next year. The song eulogizes her friends, entourage, and fans for their support. The video is a must-watch!

 


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October
29

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English-speaking entertainer Ngwane Hansel has  released his first official music single entitled “Check” . This highly controversial albeit talented entertainer has teamed up with rising star Mic Monsta on this fabulous track . Under his stage name “Hansel N”, he has joined the ranks of top class Cameroon urban artists to make his mark. The song was produced by PhilBillbeatz.

Listen and download via Soundcloud :

 


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October
29

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Da Realm Squad are  presently preparing to release the video of their Afro pop / Makossa song titled “Original Makossa “. The tune, which dropped last year got all the acclamation from music pundits but was marred by a lackluster promotion strategy. The video might just be the engine to accelerate a well-deserved marketing for the song.  Watch out for the exclusive release on Nexdim Empire.

 


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October
28

Janea Pol’anrhy is a Douala- based artist creating  a massive buzz in the urban music scene with a south-side patterned club banger titled ” Tu dors ta vie dort”. The song encourages youths to work hard.   The adage incites youths not to sleep on their laurels but to double their efforts in life. But wait mola, you be Stanley Enow photocopy?  The style, swag and coarse-voiced rap style is just a facsimile of the Bayangi Boy. It’s however marketable.

facebook-20141029-173717The video was directed by legendary Shamak.

Enjoy

 

 


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October
28

NEXZIK: YVICH – Parkinson

Posted In: Afro-pop, Top Songs by The Administrator

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Artiste musicien du label Hope Music Group, au même titre que  Michael Kiessou ou Kayla Lys, Yvich est  également un auteur-compositeur.  D’ailleurs, il est l’un des co-auteurs des chansons à succès « Bennam » et « Tourner Les Reins ».

Après la sortie de son premier  single « Okay » il revient au-devant de la scène avec un nouveau single intitulé « Parkinson » dans le même registre que le précédent. Sa particularité en tant qu’artiste est qu’il allie les belles mélodies et la profondeur du texte dans le but d’émouvoir son public. Son objectif est de figurer parmi les artistes auteurs-compositeurs les plus prolifiques de la musique camerounaise, voire internationale.
« Parkinson » est une chanson  extraite du maxi single « Jabea »  en cours de production. Elle a été produite par le hit maker africain Philjohn,  mixée et masterisée par DJ Kriss (Ghetto Music).
 A  travers cette chanson, Yvich comme il le déclare cherche à « inciter le public à mettre de côté leurs problèmes quotidiens pour profiter de la vie avec leurs proches », raison pour laquelle il utilise « Parkinson » pour caractériser les maux sociaux qui nous paralysent.

Hope Music Group

Follow Yvich: FacebookTwitterInstagram / Soundcloud

Ecoute et téléchargement:

https://soundcloud.com/hopemusicgroup/yvich-parkison-prod-by-philjohn


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October
27

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Sama Ndango is reputed for his energetic stage charisma and performing prowess. After an exciting release of “Overload” booty, the versatile entertainer is back with a solid song dubbed “Ndango style” under his Fix It Music imprint. Accompanied by unique dance moves created by himself,   this tune looks so promising and marketable . His delivery on this Blaise B- honed instrumental is simply breathtaking. It’s a thumping club banger. Get ready for the bang!

Enjoy !

Sama Ndango – Ndango style (Prod. BlaiseB Sings)


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October
27

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Kumba, on Sunday 26th hosted an electrifying urban music open air  concert dubbed “Ktown Connection” organised by General Toxzik .

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The beguiling event which featured la creme de la creme of South West based Urban artists like Steveslil, Big G, West Don, LOL, Ewube , Dago P, Mic Monsta, and other talented budding artists like Fuse Hardman, Ivonik, Toshi de la gare, Raaz B, Fuse Hardman and Congolais Boy  gathered a crowd of over 1000 at the Banga School venue. The event had the aim to showcase talents and promote the urban music culture in that part of Cameroon. Talking to the organiser, he was so elated that the first edition was a considerable success and he is looking forward to organising the second edition before the year fades out. The show was hosted by Mc Mulango and energized by DJ Dirtsman and DJ Bisou.


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