Get latest Camer Vibes in your inbox   Delivered by FeedBurner
November
1

The Cameroon music ecosystem has gradually become incredibly bankable. Artists now generate a great income flow from digital sales, licensing, live performances, endorsements and merchandising.
However, artists should prioritize creating multiple streams of income
in order not to fall prey of moving from riches to rags . Be smart.
Apparently, the artists that will survive financially when their careers are on the downswing are those that invested in diverse income generating activities.
When some artists start basking in fame, hugely solicited for shows and enjoy the spotlight , they indulge in a lavish , extravagant lifestyle and impulsive spending which creates a deep dent in their finances.
The first bankruptcy I ever learned about as a child was that of MC Hammer, who burned through millions in the wake of the success of “U Can’t Touch This”. Sure, it was a catchy pop hit and the video’s harem trousers were a look, but that wasn’t enough to fund MC Hammer’s rumoured 90-person entourage, $20m mansion (£19m in current terms) and tax payments. In 1996, he owed more than $13m (£12.6m today), while owning about $9m (£8.7m today) in assets.
TLC that sold platinum in the 90’s , 7 times grammy award winner and In da club billboard chart topper 50 cent filed for bankruptcy.
A myriad of makossa artists who saturated the national media outlet crtv and tele podium in the 90s are now languishing in the mire of poverty and destitution after their careers waned.
Our present day celebs are cashing in from their tours and endorsements but trust me if care isn’t taken, they might end up asylum seekers abroad , end up getting married to “oyibo” women , or look for odd jobs to sustain their lives. That’s exactly what’s happening with many makossa artists who made chart-topping hits when the genre was en vogue.
It’s quite apparent that there shall be a time when you will no longer make hits , that moment you feel the gods of hits are against you. You shall see the money you made dwindle to bankruptcy and you get back to zero . Getting bankrupt is a pitfall in an artist’s life. Create multiple streams of income.
The Cameroon music industry hasn’t a well established copyright structure where artists can amass huge profit from royalties even when they ain’t making hits. The defunct SOCAM to present day OGC created in 2017, have shown no salient results .
In Nigeria, the copyright society COSON ensures artists reap their royalties .
Alpha Better Records can be lauded for being on the right path.
The record label is bossed by a business-oriented person Salatiel . He has created multiple streams of cash flow that will guarantee the sustainability of his career in the long run. Alpha Better recording studio is great asset.
Mr Leo has established a profitable bar/restaurant business in Buea and other assets that give him absolute financial equilibrium aside his music hustle.
In a Cameroon where the copyright system is marred, be smart and acquire invest your money .

 


Related Posts

April
4

L’artiste et chanteur du label Alpha Better Records Mr Leo est de retour avec une nouvelle tuerie musicale. Il s’agit du Remix de la chanson « Jamais jamais » en duo avec la star nigériane Flavour.

Nous pouvons noter que cette chanson est sortie en 2016 et a fait de Mr Leo un artiste incontournable dans le registre Afro-Dance Hall. La participation de Flavour n’est pas des moindres puisqu’il fait partie des cinq meilleurs artistes nigérians les plus connus et les plus célèbres dans son pays, en Afrique et dans le reste du monde.


Related Posts

December
2

This significant Christmas season brings good tidings, joy and love . Most trendy quartet Alpha Better Records comprising Mr Leo, Salatiel, Askia and Blaise B just dropped a new tune to get you enthralled during this festive season and set you in the mood. “Higher higher ” is a thumping Christmas shindig melody. Perfect vocals and well-honed production to savour.

Enjoy !


Related Posts

November
12

Heavyweight label Alpha Better records (comprising Salatiel, Mr Leo, Blaise B and Askia) just unveiled the video of their monster hit dubbed “Qu’est ce qui na pas marche”. It has been one of the most trendy tunes in Cameroon this year and what a great gift to their fans who have been anticipating for its release. The video was directed by Dr Nkeng Stephens.

 


Related Posts

September
4

Alpha Better Records artist Blaise B has dropped a new self-produced love-coated tune as a follow up to his much-appreciated “Front & back” . As usual he delivers a powerful vocal rendition to express his passion for a girl. 

Enjoy ! 


Related Posts

August
21

 

Cameroonian superstar Mr Leo has been phenomenal in staying on the pedestal of fame.  He is currently on tour in US equally networking. He recently posted a short video on social media with Nigerian duo P-Square  captioned ‘Something cooking and it smells good. It’s profoundly suggestive that the Alpha Better Records front-liner is working on a collaboration with the famed award-wining group. Il est vraiment partout !

 


Related Posts

August
8

“On va gerer” hit-maker Mr Leo has unveiled his highly anticipated tune “Partout” produced by Salatiel. In this sweet-sounding mid-tempo and groovy opus,  he renders appreciation to his fans worldwide for showing him love and making his songs proliferate. Mr Leo is on a steady and unstoppable rise.

The video is festive !

Enjoy !


Related Posts

July
16

“Saka Makossa” crooner Wax Dey has collaborated with the man of the moment Mr Leo on a tuneful song titled “Better” produced by Big Joe.

Calabash CEO Wax Dey has made a plethora of international collaborations including Nasty C, Yemi Alade,  D’Banj,  Omawumi etc receiving criticism for not working with home-based artists . 

We wrote this song because of everything that Cameroon is going through right now. There is so much pressure, from the terrorist attacks in the North, challenges with women abuse and nude videos, the train crash we experienced recently, the the struggle of the Anglophones, and even other parts of Cameroon who may not be vocal but are going though very hard times. We believe that we will emerge a better people because we have God on our side, so we are asking people to turn God to support their handwork and their quest for a better life,” said Wax Dey.

Listen up !

 


Related Posts

June
8

Alpha Better Records is definitely one of the most consistent labels in Cameroon. The quartet of amazingly talented artists from the label ;  Salatiel, Mr Leo, Askia and Blaise B just churned out an addictive song titled “Qu’est ce qui n’a pas marché” . Embellished with sweet vocals and lyrical ingenuity, this tune is our song of the year.

Enjoy !


Related Posts

May
4

“Clando” crooner Blaise B, newly signed to Alpha Better Records to join Mr Leo,  Askia and Salatiel,  has raised the curtain with a brand new video titled “Front and Back”. A fusion of high life and Afro-pop gives a soothing sound. Blaise B has made formidable strides in marketing and branding himself to become one of the most sought-after artists.


Related Posts