ban music duo Hoodfame have gone the General Valsero way. After having served fans the usual dose of love – themed songs with their early releases, the duo has this time around decided to explore more social concerns. In their latest release titled “Dis our land“, they criticise social ills like corruption that are plaguing our society. Is there any problem with this? Not really except that not every one is comfortable with artists becoming advocates of change, or should we say activists. Fans prefer their idols sticking to the same clichés; love, heartache, flirting, partying etc. People hate being reminded of problems when they are listening to music. This is not to say such songs are sure flops. Listen and make an opinion for yourself.
Bamenda-based duo HOODFAME are currently working on a new album titled ”WATZ LIFE”. The crew debuted on nexdimempire.com with a great joint ”Dis love” . The song ”Afro Rockstar” below is a single off their forthcoming album. The album will cut across messages of hope, peace and unity. To listen to more of HOODFAME, click on http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/13594161 . The album is being produced at BAHOOD ,Bamenda.
After the so much loved ‘Dis Love’ production of Dr kapt, the Abakwa boys HoodFame have again and this time featured the B-Boyz crew of the Bahood records in a just released all brand nu musical video. ‘I Lyke Am’ as it is called is all about giving God the thanks and praises HE deserves for their successes registered so far in both their musics and the label house. Produced and directed by 2LE, the afro dancehall track also features the queen and present Miss Bahood, DK.
HoodFame is an Afro dancehall duo which comprises of Taboh Benard a.k.a. BigBora and Che Victor Fru a.k.a. Vykyms da Punto. They’ve chosen the Afro Hip Hop genre so the cultural background of the North West region using the dialect and the famous Pidgin English be represented properly.
Born on the 2nd of November 1984 and 4th of August 1986 respectively, they both hail from the North West region of Cameroon precisely from Mankon – Bamenda and have come a long way since childhood going through so many ups and downs before and finally making their way into the entertainment industry.
While in secondary and high school in Bamenda, the two paved their way into the industry by performances of playback on music such as Cameroonian makossa, the ndombolo genre from D.R Congo, mapouka from Ivory Coast and hits around the late 90’s and early 2000 . They thrilled the entire population with their spectacular dancing style with performances in schools, festivals and shows alongside members of their hostel and gradually started doing lyrics. And after recording some successes in inter college competitions, they decided to carry their lyrics and inspiration to the studio.
Vykyms da Punto joined the entertainment industry after leaving the University of Yaoundé 1 where he studied Biochemistry. He plays the role of a rapper and does his thing in pidgin, very straight forward, gentle, out spoken and loves the company of others. He holds a Diploma in Cooperative Studies from the National Cooperative College Bamenda and is the founder of Punto Wine that is gaining market now around Abakwa.
Big Bora on his part acts as the director of Finalphase Youth Empowerment CIG, an executive producer and full time showbiz entrepreneur.
The dancehall duo recorded their first demo in 2004 and had to pause for financial reasons while working underground. They were later signed to Bahood Records after recording some few more demos. ” Fame Game ” the first album was released on the 21st of August 2007, gaining two successful awards same year as Northwest Artist ofYear by Orange Cameroon and Best New Act of the Year in Bahventi Awards.
The ‘Fame Game’ has been in the market since 2007 and has sold over 9000 copies in Cameroon, Nigeria and USA. They have been working in the studio while doing shows around the country and also in neighbouring Nigeria.
Being the first to have an album in Pidgin English hip hop in the region, Hoodfame has gained a lot of respect and exposure considering the way the debut was welcomed by the population especially hits like ‘Akuma’, ‘Makossa Regaeton’ and ‘IRemember’.
Worthy enough, these two have no time to rest as their second album ”Watz Lyfe” will be released anytime soon. The promo track for the album has started gaining fan base across media houses and the first promo video DIS LOVE was released on the 1st of January 2012.
Hey Nexdimers, wishing you all a very a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2012, Abakwa based afro hip hop duo HoodFame of Big Bora and Vykyms da Punto just came out with a bursting hit ‘Dis Love’ as a promotional hit for their upcoming second album ‘Watz Lyfe’.
Dis Love is a Kukwah Anthony production (KAPT) done under Bahood Records and kinda chastises girls for taking men as their mumu using juju for their never ending needs. Its awesome just stick to nexdimempire.com as we bring to you a profile of the Bahood’s HoodFame guys.