Tilla’s severing of ties with Jovi’s New Bell Music sparked tremendous controversy in the urban music sphere. She took to Facebook on Jovi’s birthday saying she was no longer affiliated to the label. Contrary to what fans and the media perceived that Tilla quit the label, she was indeed fired by her boss Jovi. She seemingly proposed a money-raising project to Jovi, which met a strong resistance and misunderstanding. The talented female rapper made this shocking revelation on a popular radio show. Her former boss Jovi told her she was back to square one, an utterance which influenced her tune “Back to square one”. The “godmother” is however still basking in fame following her release “Girls nova ndem” .
Here is an excerpt of her declaration.
“I’m someone who is very entrepreneurial. I just gave alot of ideas …so many business ideas but apparently this idea , the label didnt want. I had it all planned out. so I spoke with Jovi. I had this project . I was actually very excited because I thought the label will be very happy and proud of me that I did something. It was going to raise over 2 million frs and was going to help buy books too for some of the schools. Besides that it’s the profit we would’ve made. So I was very confident the label will be very proud of me but to my greatest surprise that wasn’t the case. I guess they thought someone wrote the project for me or I wasn’t loyal or I went to some other people or something. I must say there was a misunderstanding, like a misjudgment. He probably was very quick to judge me because the project was that good and I was talking about millions . It probably seemed like I didnt come out with it . He underestimated me. So he was like are you sure about this. I said yea. We can do this for real. He is like … so you are not using the logo right. I was very confused like why will I not use the logo. I’m bringing the project to the label and the label can do what they want. Our manager was Sulja at that time. He’ll talk with him. I said okay cool. So we spoke about it and he said let’s see how this thing is going to work. I was very confident about it. The next day at about 11pm I was sleeping. He called me and he actually told me this. I have some his words. I still remember how he said like u know about what we talked about I spoke with my partner. His partner is Rachel and we both didn’t agree with it. So sorry . We don’t want to work with you anymore . You are free to go. We don’t have any problem. I feel like you are ready to go. You sound ready. I said yea I’m ready. He said it like five times. You are free to go. Now is back to square one. He used those words. That made me write that song. He said I was back to square one. It’s over. Thats the truth. I didnt quit. I was fired. I was just trying not to raise any fire . I waited for like a week but I saw that it was serious . It was actually happening. I was like where is this from .That was when I said to myself I can do this. Okay lemme move on now. That was when I posted it on Facebook. It was like a week after. Every one thought I just decided to quit on his birthday but that wasn’t the case. I didnt think it was his birthday. I was just so surprised. He misunderstood me. He actually thought I was working with someone else. Like someone wrote that project. But that was just me sitting in my room brainstorming and writing stuffs. I guess that was the mistake. I felt very sad. But I said to myself it’s cool.
Yaounde based Afro-pop singer JayJay just dropped the video of his solid club jam titled ” Feeling myself”. It is a well-crafted uptempo Afro tune to savour. The video was directed by Adah Akenji
The Fap Kolo crooner; Salatiel is thrilling us with another hit! This one is titled ”Ça Se Passe Ici” and it will generate a nostalgic feeling in the hearts of all the 70s, 80s and 90s babies since it is a mix of some of the greatest Camer old school hits. Salatiel successfully integrated old hit tunes from Bebe Manga, Sam Fan Thomas, Tom Yoms, Ndedi Eyango, Petit Pays, Douleur, Zangalewa, Manu Dibango and new school hits like “Ça Sort Comme Ça Sort”, “Coller La Petite” and “Baah Baah” into an uptempo Afro-pop beat of this generation, one which he produced. The song is special because it pays tribute to some of our old school heroes and also celebrates music of this generation. You should hear it. It will have you nodding your head up and down before you know it. #ÇaSePasseIci
Another thrilling night of entertainment and networking awaits us on Saturday the 27th of February as key players in the Camer music scene will come together again to celebrate Cameroonian music. This edition of the ‘237 Industry Nite’ will be at the Chariot Spyce Nite Club in Buea. The artistes that will grace the stage are Salatiel, Daphne, Habib Du Bled, Rythmz, Daddy Black, Minks and Fluri Boyz. It will be hosted by Tito. The dress code this time is ‘Be Classy!’ So ladies pull off your gowns and gents pull off your tuxedos coz it’s going to be lit! For reservations or inquiries check the contact details on the e-flyer. So go ahead and save the date so you won’t miss out!
Central Africa’s most influential Hip Hop artist Stanley Enow celebrated his birthday of February 8th. He unveiled a freestyle dubbed “Phoenix” #thingsthatIsee as a gift to his fans who have been showing unconditional love. This definitely quite deep and delves into his present state of mind ; the envy , the hatred and criticism he’s been facing . This song will definitely amaze those who criticize Stanley Enow for being a weak rapper.
TeamkellyB’s CEO Kelly Blaise Achu and We Trend Ankara ‘ s boss lady Manyitabot Rachel Tambe have partnered to exhibit Africa’s rich fashion brands prior to St Valentine’s day . This initiative equally celebrates the month of love Febuary.
Hello Nexdimers, watch the maiden edition of a brand new Television show dubbed “Discover Music ” with your eloquent and beauty-goddess JJ Nshom. The show delves into issues concerning our burgeoning music industry and exclusive interviews with artists and producers. This is definitely a mind blowing show you shouldn’t miss. Unwind yourselves by watching !