DENCIA is apparently one of most outstanding and most talked-about entertainers in Africa. After launching her successful venture “Whitenicious”, Dencia has been a huge icon and her red carpet appearances have been too jazzy for the paparazzi. Music is also her thing . After singles “Beri beri”, and a collabo with Waje, she’s back with “African energy” , a song which hails our African heroes. Here are the visuals.
After a mediocre reaction by the music loving public to “Wopalilo”, Michael Kiessou is back with a thumping smash hit titled “Komment danse-tu” (KDT). The festive song which entails a mixture of different dance moves features highly sought-after artist Dynastie Le Tigre . The video was directed by Adah Akenji.
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On this week’s edition of Kandid With Kreef (KWK), we have the “Ebangha” crooner & the amazing Steveslil. Staytuned # ReadOn
KREEF: Bonjour Steveslil. How are you today?
STEVE’SLIL: I’m good by the Grace of God. And you?
KREEF: I am very good actually. Thanks for asking. So tell me, who’s Steveslil? Is that your real name? “Steveslil”.
STEVE’SLIL: I’m a humble servant of the music-loving people. Soul-seductive R&B, Afro-pop and highlife music is what I spill out to the world. lol. My real names are Stephen Mbu Njang . STEVESLIL is a name I acquired in secondary school, meaning giving a little part of me. “Steve’s little”. Funny right?
KREEF: Very funny how the “lil” came about but now i get it lol. So how did Steveslil start music?Were u in a choir growing up? Because you actually can sing!
STEVE’SLIL: I’m from a family that has a strong musical penchant. My mom and dad (RIP) were gospel music composers who influenced me tremendously. My aunt was the composer of the famous “luncheon date” signal tune that is used till date on CRTV. I had a humble beginning at home and later joined the church choir at 9 as an alto singer. I was versatile in anything arts inclined. Drawing, painting, acting etc. Enrolling at the University of Buea changed my perception about music after I joined a hip-hop band called Core South. We were the first to represent the South West at the Nescafe African Revelation in 2005. Then I went solo when we disbanded. Thanks for appreciating me as a good singer.
KREEF: Oh wow!!! Never knew you had such a strong music background. That’s good. So who are your music inspirations?
STEVE’SLIL: My inspiration is natural. I flow with the intonations of nature and the things I see happening daily. Most of my songs reflect my life. I sing and relive moments. However as a teenager; I listened to Kotto Bass, old Ghanaian Highlife, Maxwell , Jill Scott, Floetry, Sisqo, Matt Houston. They influenced me positively. Kotto Bass however remains my fav; his vocal timbre, music and charisma.
KREEF: Most of your songs reflect your life? Meaning your hit song “Ebangha” is actually real life? Because rumor has it that one “bayangi girl with the cutest smile” called Ebangha actually broke your heart. True?
STEVE’SLIL: LOL. I heard that a lot when the song was released. Most fans following me on social media even thought I had an affair with Ebangha Njang which incited her to bear the name “Njang”. I had that a lot on Facebook especially. I kept on clarifying them. It was so hilarious. Hey, Ebangha was the first girl I had a crush on in secondary school. She blew my mind. It’s not a story of heartbreak but rather a tale of teenage love. Also, I’m appreciating the unmatchable value and beauty of the African woman.
KREEF: That’s so cool! Talking about your “Ebangha” song, the original song actually had Z-lex, the Camer rapper. But the video came out without him nor his verse. Rumor has it that y’all had these irreconcilable differences. How true is that?
STEVE’SLIL: Chai!! You’re the first to take the bold step. No one has asked me this question in all interviews I’ve granted. Z-lex is a talented artist i admired and respected. We started the hustle in Malingo, Buea with many demo recordings. Our relationship dwindled when we were set to shoot the video of my hit song “Ebangha”. We first had differences concerning the concept. Later he told me he wouldn’t be in the video if it was shot in Buea. My team and I resolved to shoot his verse in Douala which he preferred as location. Arriving on the scheduled date in Douala, it was a story that almost brought judicial intervention. lol. I forgive the dude for promising to stab me if “Ebangha” video is released without him.He didn’t give me the data file of the song. I had undue delay progressing with the project. God in me told me to release the project without him and wait for him to kill me as promised. lol. I have the audio recordings of his threats that day in my lawyer’s keeping. I didn’t want to ruin him. God reigns.
KREEF: Oh wow!!! Trust me to always hear rumors and speak on it. I never let things go honey lol. But I’m happy it never escalated to something else. We need less beefs and more hits. So i hear you’re behind the great blog Nexdim Empire. True?
STEVE’SLIL: Yea. Haha. I have interred the past and now my focus is making good sounding music and pleasing my fans and yes I’m co-owner of the most trafficked urban music blog in English-speaking Cameroon. www.nexdimempire.com
KREEF: Oh yes it’s a very good blog! So any upcoming projects for Steveslil? I know after “Ebangha” there was “I Cut U Cafe”. So what’s next?
STEVE’SLIL: Yea. After “I cut u cafe” SJ Havens is currently planning the release of my new song “Tabala” and a new video “Diana”. KREEF: SJ Havens? What or who’s that? Your new label?
STEVESLIL: Yea. I got officially signed to the label SJ Havens before releasing “I cut you cafe” last year. It’s owned by a Cameroonian business mogul based in Douala. It’s just a new label opened to new acts who are talented.
KREEF: Oh! Never heard of them but aww that’s nice, congrats! Do you have any Cameroonian artists you’ll love to work with in the future?
STEVE’SLIL: Yea sure. Ewube, Numerica, Mr Elad, Locko, Stanley Enow, Govina Essomba. I regret Kotto Bass is no more…
KREEF: I know, don’t we all? RIP to him.
Well, thank you so much Steveslil. This was one very good interview. Do you have anything you’ll like your fans to know?
STEVESLIL: I’m enormously thankful to my fans for the support and love . My next single “Tabala” drops soon and I believe they’ll love it. “Diana” video is also in progress. My fans should keep a positive mental attitude and be prayerful.
KREEF: Ok thank you Steveslil and stay well.
STEVE’SLIL: I’m much thankful to Kreef Ent. Keep the flame burning.
KREEF: You’re very welcome and thank you!
To watch Steveslil’s hits “I Cut U Cafe” and “Ebangha” click on the links below…
-Watch “STEVE’SLIL – I CUT YOU CAFE (Official
Video Directed by Didiblaise)” on YouTube
-Watch “Steveslil – Ebangha (Official Music
Video)” on YouTube
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Mr Elad ‘s monster hit “Chakara” is one of the most talked-about and trafficked Cameroonian tunes online and highly awaited video since it’s release. After facing setbacks with his former record label and Mumak Management, the sultry singer and talented producer has decided to overcome his ordeals by releasing the video independently. The RnB sensational singers surfaces as ‘Mr right’ and make the day a brighter one for her lady, and even surprises her by taking her to church on their first date. Ingeniously directed by Dante Fox.
VreezyVille has released a video for his dope tune “jakiri” featuring Arrè. The video is quite impressive and creative. The sexy Car wash scene which portrays uniqueness and their outfits so original . The video was directed by Dr Nkeng Stephens.
Jovi’s new album “Mboko God ” has been released. Controversial and blunt as he is, the rapper did not allow is album to drop on roses . Those who follow Jovi and his former fervent collaborator Sadrak Pondi on social media witnessed a plagued relationship between the two through an angry clash that ensued. Can this be a publicity stunt?. Jovi had endorsed Sadrak as one of the most talented rappers in Cameroon he has much respect for but in his recent social media rant , the Mboko God was very categorical saying;
Jovi releases his highly anticipated second album,Mboko God. The Cameroonian rapper has created a musical journey that transcends cultural, linguistic, and geographical boundaries.Mboko God is a hip hop album full of influences from around the continent and takes listeners into unknown territory. Produced by Le Monstre, the multi-layered album effortlessly fuses Cameroonian rhythms, languages, and harmonies with musical influences from regions throughout the country. From the very first song, the beautiful “Mboko God – Positioning”, with Ngemba and Nliimbom dialects deep with meaning finished with an epic, unexpected trap flow by Jovi, it’s clear that the album is bringing forth a new genre of hip hop. The second song, “Nyongo Money”, continues with crunchy, electronic shakers, Congolese Soukous chanting, and lyrics that take the listener back in time “before calendar man bi di look na moon/sun for morning time no dey like sun for afternoon.” In many ways the Mboko God album gives a feel of the past, present, and future of Africa. The chanting, dialects, and rhythms laced throughoutMboko God celebrate African sound and tradition and elevate it to the foundation of the album. The trap-inspired bass, snares, and lyrical flows in songs like “Top Level” and “Et P8 Koi” draw heavily on inspiration from the popular trap movement throughout the U.S., while the makossa guitar in songs like “Comme Moundi” and “Jungle Book”, and the bikutsi flavored “CASH” open listeners up to the modern day musical vibe of Cameroon. A futuristic texture permeates the album with electronic, metallic, and industrial noises that evolve into melodies on songs like “B.A.S.T.A.R.D”, “Mboko God – Status” and “Mboko God – Reality.”
Jovi balances his rap bravado with social commentary and dark, reflective, humorous lyrics in Pidign, English, and French. He brings in singers Reniss and Shey, rap artists Tilla and Pascal, and producer Kiloh from New Bell Music as guests on the album. He also brings in rappers Teddy Doherty and Inna Money from LifeStyle Music on “Beat Tape Sessions”, Abracadabra singing Soukous, Mt. Cameroon (Tonye Francois Thimothee) playing guitar, and Essomba Brice Roger on the keyboards. The cover art is Adinkra cloth from Ghana, (originating from the Akan of Ghana and Côte D’Ivoire), with the center symbol being “gye nyame” in the Asante Twi language, meaning “except God” or “supremacy of God.” Jovi’s adept ability to spit bars in his signature Mboko rap style coupled with Le Monstre’s stunning electro-trap production creates a special piece of art that is all at once for Cameroonians, Africans, and lovers of hip hop all over the world. Click here to download Jovi’s new album, Mboko God!
Belgian artist Stromae, shall have his first ever Sub Saharan African tour. From Rwandan origin this popular and well renowned artist will be in Cameroon on the 19th of May 2015 for the Orange Concert at Douala – Party Hall Bonanjo.
From his recent album “Racine Carre”, the brain behind the hit singles “Papaoutai”, “Alors on Danse”, “Formidable” and several other songs, thought it wise to come in contact with his fans in Africa. Here are the dates of his tour:
19th/05/2015 –>at the party hall of Bonanjo in Douala.
23rd/05/2015–>at the open Air Heden Golf Hotel of Adibjan.
10th/06/2015–>Palais des Congrès in Brazzaville.
13th/06/2015–>at théâtre de Verdure of Kinshasa.
20th/06,/2015–>at stade Amahoro of Kigali.
Orange Cameroon provides the opportunity for fans to get tickets to the concert, all one needs to is subscribe to an Orange 3G+ bundle and receive a ticket.
Emerging talented artist from Trackzone records MICKPITS has joined musical forces with N Stan on a beautifully honed and danceable tune titled ” Love”. The song was produced by DJ Xionic and video directed by KT Rap.