The multitude of fashion and music lovers who flocked to the Fredash International Annual Fashion Avenue (FIAFA) 2013 at Hotel Residence Carlos on April 13th were enthused with the trail of activities. The event which rallied a great number of local and international fashion designers and models was glamorous , alluring, stylish and full of pageantry. Models from Fredash Modeling Agency thrilled the audience with catwalks on the run-way, exhibiting an avalanche of classy designs while guest acts ; Steveslil, LOL, Askia, Melcubeand Makon spiced it all with stunning performances.The organizer Nemfor Alfred (Fredash) remains positive and promises to create a remarkable impact in the fashion industry.
Out of about a hundred applications to succeed Akono, the final sprint for the head coach of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroonis between former French National Team coach Raymond Domenech, former Paris-Saint Germaine coach Antoine Kombouare and German-born Volker Finker. The names were submitted by Manga Onguene and his team to the Minister of Sports and Physical education Adoum Garoua. According to sources, Finke was spotted at the Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium on March 24th during the Cameroon – Togo encounter.
Was he invited by the MINSEP to prepare for the return leg against Togo? . Uncertainty still hovers in the sports scene whether Finke’s name came in from a PUMA network. If the 65-year-old is retained, he shall work with Richard Towa as assistant. Cameroonians will soon know their new coach. Stay tuned for updates…
King David Square Hotel was the venue that hosted the anticipated RYTHMZ ”Honey Moon concert” on Friday 26th of April .The show was eventful and explosive according to many fans who flocked to the concert. The trio performed a live version of their popular single ”Honey Moon” , Ngongong, Ajaja and other tuneful hits from their album ”My Eye di hot”. Other artists from No Hitz No Recordz label like Afro Ninja, Marvin D’ice (Massiko) , ‘ Daphne , Boy Slim got thunderous applause from the audience. Steveslil and new group L.O.L equally electrified the stage performing ”Ebangha” and ”Njoka” respectively. NexDim‘s most amazing discovery was the greatly talented and beautiful R&B /pop sensation Daphne.
The young diva’s lyrical power and blend of Bayangi and pidgin is quite propitious . She got the audience yearning for more as she introduced two new singles . No Hitz No Recordz under the management of Prince Enobi Mykel has been making tremendous strides to instill credibility.
Prince Mykel (NHNR boss)
Here below is a teaser of ”Honey Moon ” video for you to savour.
Last weekend , we witnessed the official premiere of a new breath-taking movie titled ”Whispers”. The ceremony took place at Dream Lounge-Buea under the auspices of the president of Cameroon Film Industry Otia Vitalis and other dignataries. The colourful event powered by Zachrose Entertainment and hosted by Blaise Zoche was graced by thrilling performances by Dr Kapt, Big Mami, Steveslil and Rythmz. We spotted a plethora of celebrities on the Red Carpet like Solange Yijika, Syndy Emade, Sampson Tarh, Rene Etta, Assoua Achille Eteki, Azia , Valery etc all beauteously-clad. The movie was produced by Arthur Iyok . To grab a copy of the movie call ; +237 79961699
Buea-based Afro pop quartet DA THRILLare probably the most sought-after in the urban music scene at the moment. The Nescafe African Revelation laureates delivered an electrifying performance , instilling hysteria during the just-ended university games in Ngaoundere . Infront of a jam-packed audience of about 10,000, Da Thrill performed their titre phare ”Molo molo” and other groundbreaking hits from their album.
Marvin D’ice of No Hitz No Recordz and Arré BTR of Black Triangle Africa were spotted at No Hitz No Recordz studios last Friday 18th, in what I would love to call a rehearsal. Note that both artists have in their own way, impacted Camer’s R&B scene, @Iam_arreyBTR in the Black Triangle Africa hit, ‘Dipokolo’ & @dicemarvin in his hit single, ‘Massiko’
They denied making any comments as to whether or not the exercise was some sort of rehearsal for an impending track. If true, chances are, this would be a ground-breaking track. Stay glued.
Nexdim Empire made a stunning discovery last Saturday 20, whilst in a chat with the up-coming Afro-Pop&B diva Jo Shady. The twenty-one year old Cameroonian singer and author of ‘chakara’and other wonderful musical pieces was firm and emphatic when she revealed to me that music in Cameroon cannot as of now be viewed as a profession. “I think that artists as at now should concentrate on making a name, so that when this industry explodes, they can have a place in it. But as far as making money out of it is concerned, I don’t think so…”
@joshadyxx also expressed a worry about the slow rate of growth in the industry, blaming it on the forming of labels to tie artists down. “Artists should be free to collaborate with anybody they deem capable of flowing with them on a song. They should be open and accessible to promoters, and not have them pass through managers who most often, are not interested in exposing the artist’s talent, but in making some money out of them.”
When asked about her music career, Jo Shady said she would have plenty of time for that in the future, but that for now, her studies constitute her major priority. She also had the time to clarify some rumors about her; “I am not dating. I don’t have a boyfriend and am not about to be signed into Black Triangle Africa, BTR”. Rumors had it that Jo Shady was slowly making her way into BTR, but she publicly denied it, saying that she loves what they do, but that as for joining them, “I have never even given it a thought”. The Black Triangle Boss denied making any comments about the issue, but that of course is a story for another day. She also revealed that she is currently working on a track with ArreBTR. We will keep you posted on that. So stay glued…
Dany Muna was guest on STV’s ”Deditude” hosted by Stephane last weekend. He offered a beguiling performance with a honey-coated vocal timbre and charm. The young makossa sensation was discovered in 2010 at Mutzig Star when his solid hit ”Bas Toi” instilled hysteria. Hugely influenced by Sergeo Polo, Dany Muna’s music is quite promising. His new album ”Humblement moi” is a must-listen. ”Bas-toi ‘ and ”Donne moi maintenant ” are just teasers.
If you have n’t caught a glimpse of the contestants of the trending reality TV show ”Number One Girl”on Canal 2 , here is a video of the contestants (below). Remember, the winner wins a cash prize of $ 5000 , a trip to South Africa to feature on ”Number One Girl ” Video. These candidates were chosen because of their passion, talent, drive, determination, beauty and diversity. Vote now for your favourite candidate by smsing their name to 8018 (Cameroon only).
Starafrica.comhas launched the second edition of The Star Africa Soundscontest in partnership with Deezer and Zimbalam. The contest is open to all young African musicians. Before the 31st of May, to participate in the contest , visit starafrica.com and upload your song . 5 artists with the highest number of votes will qualify for the finale. The winner will be proclaimed on July 8th by a qualified jury. Star Africa Sounds has a primary objective to expose young African talents. There are lots of prices to be won including distribution of your song on a digital download platform powered by Zambalam.