”Africa,African food collection…” .The song goes . He is called Elchick Echondong A.K.A. Amumba. He was born in Angong-Ebang in Momo Division, North West Region. He started his music career as a child and as he grew up he was massively influenced by his older brother who was a band/ orchestra leader . He believes his inspiration comes from God Almighty. Elchick is today a well-established musician and a professional couturier.
His first album titled ”Amumba” was released in 1991 . He found fame after the release of this album which had as hit song ”Amumba,Amumba abe eh …”. As a result of the popularity of this song, the artist was nicknamed ”Amumba”.
Elchick is presently working on his new album titled ” Development”, to be released before the end of this year.
He calls his genre of music ”Akericossa” which is a blend of Macossa and Akeri . That’s quite inspirational !
He laments on the challenges he’s been facing especially the plague called piracy- ‘I take time to put a product together and immediately it gets to the market after one week the CD is every where. I do not rip the fruits of my labour…it has not really been easy”.