After returning from an action-packed and enthralling music trip to South Africa, MD Tha Rap Monsta is back in Cameroon . The energetic ”No concept” hit-maker’s recent collaboration with Buea-based Hip Hop sensations One Pablo, Da Breeze,Adele,Menko,Martino and US-based Sona The Voice to hone a theme song for ”PHASE OF HIP HOP” concert has been stunning and creating the buzz. According to reliable sources, The Phase of Hip Hop concert which took place last weekend at Alliance-Franco Camerounaise was explosive. The song was produced by DJ ZEE of Trackzone Recordz.
Three Cameroonian models have been voted to represent Cameroon during the Africa Fashion Week in London and New York this year. The casting which involved Tia Malafa, Cynthia, Barbara Edmonda Guassen,Audrey Wato Nzitchoua and Marie-Corinne vying for votes took place at Bonanjo, Douala on the June 17th 2012. The jury is therefore proud to announce that Tia,Barbara and Audrey are the winners.
Africa Fashion Week (AFW) is a collaborative fashion exhibition, highlighting the industry’s premier African prints and designers. AFWL is at the fore front of capturing the surge of the African inspired trends in the fashion industry.
Cameroonian hiphop artist Nabil4real has released a teaser. This is for his tract entitled “Don’t forget me”. After a prolonged absence from the music scene , the artist hereby signals his imminent return. The 40-seconds long video shows a beard-donning Nabstar in various scenes as he does his thing. The release of the full video has been slated for June 30th, 2012. Until then, you can catch a sneak peek right here.
For those who might not know, Guy Michel is the artist who was chosen to represent Cameroon at the 2010 edition of AFRICASTAR. As a gospel artist, he offers in this track “Inside your love” a touching yet trendy song that has the power to appeal to both religious and non-religious persons alike. The sound and his vocal performance provide the song with the urban appeal of a hip-hop track. Listen and enjoy.
Cameroonian music star Prosby has set a date for the launch of his ‘Mboa girl” album. Come June 29, 2012 at Centre Culturel Savannah-Yaounde, the young artist will be officially unveiling his artistic work to the public. The time is 11 a.m. After the audio then video release of the single “Mboa girl”, anticipation has been gathering around the album. If the single and the video are any worthy indication of the guy’s talent then the public is in for a treat. While waiting for that day, here again is his sensational hit “Mboa girl”.
Indomitable Lions’ coach Denis Lavagne is once again making headlines for all the wrong reasons. According to a letter made public recently, the French man has been asked to respect state authorities and their representatives. FECAFOOT boss Iya Mohammed made the call after Denis Lavagne was alleged to have made disrespectful comments and manifested spite towards the Minster of Sports and Physical Education and some of his close collaborators during the matches pitting the Lions against Libya and the D.R.C respectively. Pending Denis Lavagne’s version and if this allegation turns out to be true, we must say the French man by virtue of such behaviour is paving his way out of the favour of most Cameroonians and out of the job.
Music veteran Lapiro de Mbanga a.k.a Ndinga Man has returned to the music scene with a brand new musical package. The album is entititled ‘Demissionez”. True to his style, it is a colourful combination that will have his fans smiling. This is his first musical endeavour since his bumpy ride with the law ended in 2o11. In one of the tracks, Lapiro teams up with Valsero. This album is a testament to Lapiro’s creativity and resilience both as an artist and a person.
Now that the celebrations or should we say “events” have come and gone, this should be a good time for a level-headed debate on the significance of the World Music Day in our context. In Cameroon, Sam Mbende, Ebogo Armerand and the general family of musicians provided an interesting prelude to the day with their heated disagreements over who is boss when artists’ copyright are in question. The D-day came and went with artists calling for more to be done for them. My ensuing piece shouldn’t be construed as a denigration of their concerns or demands. No such parallel should be drawn. But with the incessant cry of Cameroonian artists echoing in our heads, it is worth asking whether the music scene in Cameroon is all about artists? Of course, no. Then why have recent actions left one with the distinct impression that when music in Cameroon is a theme then the sole if not the main stakeholders who should be given a platform for expression are musicians. I am simply trying to say that it is high time for fans a.k.a consumers of music to be part of the picture. Artists produce music in vain if no one consumes. This implicit disregard for consumers of music is equally evident in the kind of music some artists put on the market. Their songs show that they don’t include consumers’ taste in their considerations when they are working on an album. This disregard impacts them negatively as upon release their albums receive a cold shoulder from the fans who ravenously consume the music that appeals to them. If we want to change the situation then this what we should do. We should henceforth endeavour to integrate fans in the debates because although they may be part of the problem through piracy, they can be part of the solution if their concerns are considered. Are we together?
Right on the heels of his hit “Leavam so”, Denzyl has released another cracker. Featuring Jovi and DJ Chinois,Tchuku tchuku beef is one of those fun songs that can quickly become a hit with all the punchlines and a sing -along chorus. At this pace, one can rightly say that Denzyl wants to be as musically consistent as possible and not just a one hit artist. Fans are going to love this: they can freely download this song at the following address http://www.hulkshare.com/q3155vlqno5
Mumak’s Renise has hit the music scene with the release of the video to her “Holy wata” track. Like every Febraury 16 production, the video is quite good. With a steady string of releases, Renise is slowly and surely making her mark which is the recipe for a long stay in the spotlight. With the constant input of the Mumak armada through guys like JoviLe Monstre, she will surely soar. Watch and listen.