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Je te ya moh’ is absolutely a soul-searching tune by Nescafe African Revelation laureates Da Thrill. This is just a promo video for the song for you. Worth-noting, the quartet shall be performing alongside Nigerian superstar Flavour  in Douala on the 29th August as from 6 pm CAT at Pacours vita and in Yaounde on the 31st August from 7 pm at Palais des Sports.


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da thrillDA-THRILL is a Cameroonian band made up of three gents – SALATIEL LIVENJA (Salas), IKOSO ELVIS (Rudy), AKWANDOU BLAISE (Blaise B.), – and a lady – NFOR MIRABEL (Myra). The group was formed in March 2010 when Salatiel and Rudy were in 3rd year of university and Blaise B.  in final year high of school. The three guys easily clicked as they were already singing together in some accapella groups and recording songs at M1 and Favoo studios Limbe. They decided to come together as a group when the Nescafe African Revelation 2010 was launched. As time went on, they felt the need for a feminine touch in the band and so Carine Nkamdem came in. Together, they won the Nescafe competition at the national level and were vice champions at the Pan African Finals in Dakar. Myra the last member of the group came in early 2012 when Carine sailed for other shores. The band has two singers (Blaise and Myra), a singer and rapper (Salatiel), and a dancehall artist (Rudy). They get their musical influences from acts like the DAARA J FAMILY, BLACK EYED PEAS, MORGAN HERITAGE, SEXION D’ASSAUT and many African world music as well as modern day Afro urban music. Soundwise, they are into Afro beats, Pop, Hip Hop, Reggae, and Cameroonian native styles. They perform in English, French, Douala, Ewondo, and some other Cameroonian native languages.

As national winners of the NESCAFE AFRICAN REVELATION 2010, they just recorded their first album “NEW DAWN”  under the management of CY ENTERTAINMENT and sponsored by NESCAFE . The album is due for release in February 2013.


The album “NEW DAWN” was recorded between 2011 and November 2012. It is a thirteen – track piece with a wide variety of genres, ranging from Hip Hop Makossa, Techno Decaler to Afro Zouk to Soka to Reggae, Pop and R’n’B. The group is currently signed with CY ENTERTAINMENT which produced and managed the group for NESCAFE. The album was produced, mastered and mixed at M1 studios Buea, where Salatiel works as a major sound engineer and music producer. It was mastered in Paris by the legendary JEFF ATTIOGBE. The album was produced 90 percent by Salatiel, a song by Blaise, and a song by Brunz. In the intro track “I see the light”, this masterpiece carries a  message of hope for the future to the youth of the world especially of Africa. Messages of love are not left

out, with songs like “Je te yah moh”, “Say

I do”, “One last dance” and “Admirable”. Virtues like patience  and themes like politics also feature in the album with songs like “Molo molo” and “Freedom” respectively. The theme song “New dawn” paints the picture of a new Africa while  there are also dance and celebration songs like “Bring it to the dance floor”. The album ends with a song dedicated to the sponsoring brand NESCAFE. With this debut album, DA-THRILL hopes to achieve an international reputation and participate in all the big shows around Cameroon, Africa and the world to bring their music closer to their fans.


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Prolific Nescafe African Revelation 2010 laureate DA THRILL (Salatiel, Blaise B , Carine and Rude Bway) despite an ordeal with NAR management remain steely to make a breakthrough in the Cameroon music scene.”MOLO MOLO” is a brand new single off their upcoming album . The song produced by band-mate  Salatiel has a touch of pure dexterity ,a blend of makossa and Afro-pop definitely an opus for the club. The Buea-based quartet are quite ready for a blast . ”Never give up your dreams and never give up”.

Enjoy !


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Cameroonians hailed the uprise of the Buea -raised trio , BAAM when they sparked off with a terrific international hit, ”Stand up” ( 54,000 views on Youtube) off a well-mastered LP dubbed ”Africa Stand Up”, produced by seasoned producer Wayne Beckford. After having their video massively aired on Trace TV and making a working trip to Paris, Dakar, and Accra , the trio has gradually gone down the drain as their embers continue to fade (A dormant Facebook page and no media attention ). Rumours now looming the media are stale but seemingly true that the group has split. A rivalry that emerged from a mediocre management, poor artist relation, recurrent disagreements and greed has been the major bottleneck that has frustrated millions of fans. Adele , Mabel (Mab-star) and Larry seem to be creeping out of the music scene as a group that has captured the minds of Cameroonians with their soft and melodious vocals. It’s quite amazing that this group clinched the Nescafe African Revelation Award 2008 ahead of international hit-making group Toofan. I wallow in despair when I watch the Togolese group evolving.

When BAAM emerged, our joy was to see them evolve to the heights of internationally endorsed acts who could pave the way for other Cameroonian artists, but disappointment has finally set in as they have rested on their laurels. If their flame is reignited, we shall be happy to savour the good music !!!

Enjoy the past glory!


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Nescafe African Revelation laureates , BAAM shall be performing live around the University Campus, Buea on Friday, 5th of November 2010  .The talented trio  are currently promoting their debut album titled ‘Arise Africa’ . It shall be a sterling opportunity for you to grab a copy of the album . The concert is free. Be there at 6PM.

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The grand finale of the Nescafe African Revelations (NAR) music competition took place on the 31st of July 2010 in Cires, Dakar-Senegal. The 7 countries that participated were represented by :

- Burkina Faso : Chante
- Cameroun : Da Thrill
-Ivory Coast : 1 point 1 trait
- Mali : Malikina
- Niger : Fi au carré

- Nigeria : Emerald

- Senegal : Free concept

The winner of this year’s edition of NAR is the Nigerian group, EMERALD. The Buea-based  group, DA THRILL representing Cameroon did not succeed in bringing the trophy home. The group was runners-up. The winning band will have the great opportunity to record a single in Paris produced by a world class producer and promoted by TRACE TV. The group shall also get a record deal and a chance to collaborate with Daara J Family, the renown Hip Hop crew from Senegal.

The winner of the 2009 Edition was BAAM from Cameroon.

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Salatiel is a music producer/sound engineer, pianist, singer and songwriter. Born on 26th December 1987, Salatiel Livenja was born in a musical family. His mum, Pastor Mrs Celine Kwede is a music composer and singer. Salatiel started as a young songwriter, penning lyrics at home. Meeting with artists like Dominik, Joel Alex, Guy Michel, in Yaounde changed a trail and stirred up his career. In Buea, he hooked up with a well-commended producer, Cornelius, and Emile Ngumbah of M1 Studio where he currently works as  producer. He has produced artists  like Dr Sley, Bobby Nguime, Achalle, Big G, Denzyl, Tata Kingue and some gospel artists.

He was member of ”Breakthrough Voices” with Blaise B.

Educational Background

Salatiel is an undergraduate Zoology student in the University of Buea. ”I intend to complete my university studies and considering an Audio Engineering career.

Inspirational words

”Dream and pursue your dream.Release believe in what you do and God. Jesus is coming soon”


Born on 7th May 1988, Carine was born in a music family, her mum was a chorister at Christ The King  Choir and her late dad encouraged her positively. ”I know he must be proud wherever he is right now’‘. Her younger sister, Nkamdem Noratine is an upcoming singer and Carine’s personal adviser.
She started singing as a teenager in primary school and later continued in secondary school. In Saint Joseph Catholic Comprehensive College, Mbengwi, she was outstanding with her talent and later enrolled in REPACOL, Mutengene,where she was best female singer .
As a member of the group ”Mega First” they released a gospel album which was supported by the Bishop. Recording the album at M1 Studio, she was solicited  by Emile Ngumbah of M1 Studio to be a back-up vocalist.
With other singers, she started at weddings, funerals and other ceremonies.
Carine has been a back-up vocals for BAAM, Dr Sley and other artists.
In 2008, Chillen Muzic sought this sublime singer to be part of the group ”Electrik girls” and recorded an album.The group dissolved later that year.
She featured in Dr Kapt‘s album ”Hot Kwacoco’‘ and was also part of the ”Stand Up for Haiti” project.

Carine Nkamdem an undergraduate student of the university of Buea studying Sociology and Anthropology. She pursues her academics passionately.

”Everyone has an endowed talent.Young people should get educated  so that  if the talents fail at one point, you can have a back-up. Do not give up, keep pushing and get to those who have been there before you to seek advice.
Try to be humble and put God first. Be hard-working too as the Bamileke say ”La vrai magique c’est le travaille”



Rude Boy was born on the 7th of June 1988. He is a songwriter, performer and an aspiring Radio/TV presenter and VJ.
Music is part of his family, his older brother was a member of the acapella group ”Victors of Glory” with two members now  Kora Nominees; ” Bright Phase”.
He got musically influenced by his brothers. In secondary school, he started a group called  ”New generation singers”. He later met Larry (The male singer of BAAM) and formed the group ”F-DENEL”. Two albums were released by the group; ”Don’t loose faith” and ”Judgment Day” in 2005 and 2007 respectively.
I had a reggae and dancehall influence in my neighbourhood by artists like Brown Pilot, Pon-Tiff, and Holy Man. I started performing in shows with DJ Sampler.
He has worked with artists like Dr Sley, MC Zas, Achalle, BAAM, Fallon Boys, Bemo Zinnia, and Le Cle son of God. He was one of the singers in the ”Stand up for Haiti” song.
Educational Background.

He is a final year undergraduate student in English Language at the University of Buea.
My prospect is to be a renown reggae dancehall artist like Samini, Collie Budz, Brown Pilot, and DJ Sampler.I’m also an aspiring Radio/TV presenter and VJ.
Inspirational words
”Obey your parents, always guan a school and leave de smoking fi di elders. Jah Bless.’

Blaise B is a songwriter, singer and producer. He was born on the 24th of December 1988. He started singing in Secondary School like an ordinary singer influenced by Michael Jackson,2 Face and Wyclef Jean. He is a vocal teacher, producer and video editor at  Favoo Studio in Limbe. He was the lead singer of  Break-through voices” with Salatiel.Released a single ”Lord I’m sorry” which received airplay on STV, Equinox TV and Canal 2.
He has worked with Charles Rock Ahoudou and produced his album ”Am free”.
He has been composer and vocal coach for Full Gospel Choir, Mile 4, Limbe, PC Botaland, Baptist Church Limbe.
Email: or contact FAVOO STUDIO: (237) 77802692

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Da-Thrill is a Buea-based group best known as winners of the national Nescafe African Revelation  (NAR) 2010 Edition . The group includes Salatiel, Carine, Rude Boy, and Blaise B .

In a tussle with Root Zilley of Yaounde who emerged 2nd, Triyo of Yaounde, Edifice Sah of Garoua, African Angels , and Phoenix of Douala, DA-DRILL emerged winners succeeding the group, BAAM .

NexDim caught up with these aspiring Cameroonians to tell the world about the road to their victory, experiences  and their career prospects.



Can you briefly introduce your group.

‘ ‘Our group is called Da-Thrill. It’s  a group of four members who are all singers. Salatiel, an R & B singer, songwriter and producer, Blaise B who has an afro-beat and R & B touch, Rude Boy; an Dance-Hall artist and Carine who has a more soulful delivery. We are winners of this year’s edition of the national Nescafe African Revelation succeeding BAAM, and we are to represent Cameroon at the Pan-African finals in Dakar, Senegal. ”

Can you describe your journey to winning the Nescafe African Revelation ?

Well, it all remains a mystery because we missed the first audition of the competition for the preliminaries. It was only during the last audition or ”rattrapage” that we were able to sneak our way through. We were voted overall winners at No Comment Night Club. Four days later, the regional finals held at  the University of Douala campus which had 13 groups participating. During this period, we were lodged at Hotel Helena in Douala and granted so many radio and TV interviews. Two groups were selected and we were amongst. We finally won the national finals on the 16th of May 2010, which coincided with the day Eto’os Inter- Milan won the champions league. We shall therefore be representing the national colours in July at Dakar, Senegal.”

So what’s next. A video?

Yea of course. A team from Ghana shall be coming to Cameroon to shoot the video of our song ” New dawn in Africa”.

Can your tell us about the content of the song ?

”A new dawn in Africa is an Afro-pop song with some Dance-Hall vibe. It’s a song that gives hope  and raises the morals of  people of our beloved continent, Africa. The dark past of slavery is gone and there’s a dawn of independence. We should therefore stand up to build up and make a better Africa which entails hard-work and God’s divine help.”

So what is your temperament after winning this competition ?

We are not so excited right now.Our major preoccupation is to get our documents processed for the pan-African finals. So we are keeping serenity, just working on our performances and attending shows for promotion.”

What is the nature of your relationship with 2008 winners, BAAM ?

”Apart from our professional music careers, we have been friends with members of BAAM. We have been singing with them for a long time even before they were winners. We have a very cordial relationship with them.”

Was any contesting  group shown some favour because they were Francophones ?

”No. The thousands of people who were present there could hardly identify if we were anglophone or francophone. We were very bilingual in our speeches and interacted with other groups cordially.”

Apart from BAAM , which other artists performed during the national finals?

”Ivorian artist, Soum Bill, Thierry Olemba, and Valsero.”

Tell us about your best and worst moments during this competition.

”Our best moments were at our hotel rooms where we met so many friends, other contestants and later meeting with other artists like Soum Bill, Valsero was a great experience. The bad momentswas when we expected money from the organizers of the competition which they did not provide.They could only provide us with hotel lodging. Rude Boy went on stage that day sick and Salatiel had a throat injury.”

Salatiel and Soum Bill

As winners, what are your prospects ?

”Our major need from the NAR team is to get a well-defined mutual contract with them. Release an album that will inspire the lives of people and we also hope to establish our name as a house-hold name in the Cameroon music industry”

What are your last words to  Cameroonians.

” We promise to do our best and we need your support and votes in order to be successful in Dakar. ”

Thanks for your time. I know you all have busy schedules these days and other interviews. NexDim wishes you the best in your careers.

The pleasure is ours.

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The grand National finals of the Nescafe African Revelation (NAR) 2010 will take place on Saturday 22nd May 2010 at the University of Douala – 3 pm prompt.There shall be guest appearances like Soumbil from Ivory Coast, BAAM, Valsero, Thierry O.

Venez decouvrit  ”Arise Africa”

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