Rising Cameroonian rapper Dinamic Wanyi popularly known as Deenah released her debut single “Deenah is served” under BGC Melody on June 1, 2018. The release of the Adah Akenji Directed Music video which was produced by the talented Edi LeDrae, was scheduled to be released in the nearest future. Turns out, that future has come rather too fast as she recently dropped the long-anticipated official video.
Her music career started in 2016 when she joined WestBoy Record (a music group) and released her first single titled, “Give.”
She later left WestBoy Record to TrackZone Records. After a period of 2 years with TrackZone Records, she left and started working at 44Pictures. Two months after she started work at 44Pictures, the popular BGC Melody, signed her into its label, a record label she calls home till this day.
With fans waiting eagerly for several months, she, however, brings you her first official video, “Deenah is served!”Watch and enjoy…
Constellation Entertainment has a newly signed artist Ashime Nanova Afor, an Afropop/hip-hop sensation popularly known by her stage name NANOVA.
Born on September 11, 1995, Nanova hails from Oshie, Momo Division in the Northwest Region of Cameroon. She holds a BSc. in Agricultural Engineering from the College of Technology (ColTech), University of Bamenda.
Nanova and music
She has nursed a passion for music since the age of 5 and has nurtured it jealously till present. She listens to diverse genres of music and has a great mastery of songs released in Africa. Her music is influenced mostly by a couple of artists both home and abroad in the likes of Whitney Houston, Bebe Manga, Lapiro, Koto Bars, Rihanna, Drake, Patoranking and Tory Lanez. For Nanova, “Music to me is deep, it’s food for my inner being.”
In 2014, the talented rapper and singer released her very first single titled “Broken” which was directed by Chuzih. Through this track, Nanova expressed the pain people go through when love comes knocking and the strength we need to fight back. A year later in 2015, she returned with the release of “Paple” still directed by Chuzih.
In 2016, she got signed to Black Baby Entertainment and dropped “Super Money,” a blend of Afro-Bikossa & Rap produced by Phillbill and directed by Nakan Ndi. This was followed by the release of “Her Majesty Cypher Vol 1” in June 2017. Recently, she teamed up with Gee Reign (of blessed memory) to do a song titled “Dedication,” dedicated to all those who never gave up on their dreams. Not too long after parting ways with Black Baby Entertainment, Nanova, however, got a new deal with Constellation Entertainment, an independent label which has been in operation since 2014 and incorporates both LIVINGSTONE 1980, NE.films and NE.Photography. For the past few months, the singer/rapper has been busy refining her art to meet the specific needs of her fans and the music market universally. She is now set to hit the universal market as a refined product.
Like good old music, good car insurance never gets old. Mindful of this, Beneficial General has, therefore, launched a car insurance billboard campaign, featuring four of the finest male veteran music artists in Cameroon — Toto Guillaume, Dina Bell, and Epee et Koum. This very creative campaign is historic to the company. The artists and their music mark an era when the company was born 40 years ago.
About Beneficial General and car insurance in Cameroon
Since its inception, Beneficial General has dedicated itself to deliver the best insurance policies in the country. True to this goal, the company has proven through innovation to be a leading car insurance company in Cameroon. This remarkable 6 month-long project highlights the fine relation between safety on wheels and great music.
The company celebrates all its clients—old and young—through this memory lane inspired campaign. Through this campaign, the company intends to highlight the importance of a reliable car insurance policy.
The choice to buy car insurance policy depends on many factors like quick claims procedure, total coverage, easy access, etc.
Most people want an insurer who offers full coverage with benefits and is quick in addressing issues that may arise. Beneficial General has, therefore, been offering just that to its clients over the years. Such a campaign like this proves that the company is here to stay; innovating and developing new ways to reach out to their clients as well as, develop a new clientele.
The billboard’s strategic location along the airport highway is spot on! What better way to say goodbye and welcome to those leaving or entering the country than taking them on a memory lane infused with the essentials of a good car insurance policy.
Meet the power team
Toto Guillaume: It is impossible to speak of Makossa without mentioning his name because he is a key figure in the development of this musical genre, either as a guitarist, composer or a producer. His name over the years, has, therefore, come to be closely linked to four decades of Makossa history.
Some of his tracks include Mba na na é and Ngon’a Ndongo. And some famous names in Makossa like Dina Bell, Joe Mboule, Jacky Ndoumbe, Douleur amongst others, owe their success to Toto Guillaume.
Dina Bell: Famous for his music and his hat, Dina Bell is a legend with 9 albums and many other works to his credit.
Mongele m’am, ba dihani, and notably nalandi, thrilled music-lovers especially in the 70s, and his ingenuity with the piano cannot be overemphasized.
Epee et Koum: The twin brothers got Cameroonians and Makossa lovers around the world on their feet in the 90s and mid-2000s with songs like Mum’a Bobe,Matanga Mam, Pourquoi me Tromper and A Mulema.
Their identical dressing style, finesse, and originality beckon a feeling of calm, delight and brotherhood.
B3prois an entertainment organization based in Bamenda which has existed for over 10 years. It was approved by the Regional Delegation of Arts and Culture under the Patronage of the Regional Delegate of Culture for the North West.
According to its managing Founder and Director, the Bamenda-based musician, Ngwa Micheal Kapsalla popularly known as Prijex, “the idea of the talent show was borne out of the urge to discover, boost and encourage people who dream of making music in Cameroon, Africa, and the world at large.”
Nuts and bots of the talent hunt show
Talent hunt is a national music competition which is out to create a platform to expose hidden talents. It is also an avenue to promote the music culture as part of the growth of the entertainment industry. Unlike other talent shows, winners here will gain more exposure nationally and internationally with plan tours. The competition will select three (3) winners per region who will compete at the national level.
To this effect, a press conference at the unveiling of the show is scheduled on a date to be announced soon. B3 hopes to create a platform where anyone who is passionate about music will have the opportunity to showcase their talent.
“This show will be all about discovering new talents. Anyone who has the voice to sing is free to come and participate. Now is the time to show the world that you can do it.”
Selected towns/cities for contestants include Bamenda, Douala, Buea, Yaoundé, Ngaoundéré, and Bafoussam, with a panel of judges including; Sound Engineer Jarry and Bad Angel actor Yannick Dominus. Together, these judges would groom the contestants in search of true talent.
According to Director Michael, one of the key ingredients that he will look out for as a judge is ‘originality.’ He, therefore, encourages the participants not to copy what is in vogue but to try and break free and come up with ideas of their own in the course of the show.
Auditions which have already commenced will end in May 2019. While the grand finale will see the emergence of the winner of the competition and prize presentations by the initiator of the project.
The talent Hunt is powered by B3 Media, Choco Nuts, Empire Media, Mummy Rash, Black Fame, Pro House, Manjong Music, and GMS TV.
After releasing his first short film last year, Cameroonian spoken word artist, iGeraud drops another short film titled Resilience. Produced by Nkeng Payne and scripted by iGeraud, this short film was published on October 21, 2018. It explicitly denounces war and calls for peace in a dying society.
Writing from his experience of the devastation and violence of the Anglophone crisis in Cameroon, iGeraud paints a vivid picture of the gruesome killings and hostilities perpetrated in the country’s two English-speaking regions. He speaks from the perspective of the oppressed, asking that there be change.
Despite being grateful for the ‘peace’ the country has had for the past decades, he tries not to blame anybody for the sad situations he sees or feels.
As tears roll down his eyes like melting ice from Antartica, he calls on oppressing leaders to free Africa and its people from oppression. Still, in this short film, he hits hard on issues like global warming plaguing Africa. He laments the fact that Cameroonians die like flies.
What’s the purpose of Resilience?
According to iGeraud, “it’s a souvenir to remind me of the days I will get up in the morning, and fall down on my knees to pray for Cameroon.”
He ends by expressing his happiness for being a proud Cameroonian. And proud to be in “this jungle of praise singers, backstabbers and ass kissing citizens.”
Full of emotions and strong-worded messages for peace passed across in an undulating flow of soft music, this piece certainly has a soul.
This piece is full of thought-provoking words that will make you question what’s going on in Cameroon. Resilience delves into the innermost depth of your thoughts and shines the light on social injustice in the country. Listen, learn, download, and practice resilience during this perilous times and don’t forget to drop your comments below.
Over the last few months, there was a lot of speculation that one of the most famous faces in Cameroon’s movie industry, Syndy Emade was pregnant. But the movie star wanted to maintain her privacy and therefore, did not make any public announcements until August 2, 2018, when she wrote a beautiful and emotional letter to her unborn baby on Instagram, with pictures showing the baby bump. Fast forward today, however, rumor has it that the beautiful actress has finally given birth to a bouncing baby girl.
The baby was delivered via natural water birth, without any complications. See photos below:
Back in late April, she posted photos of baby shoes for a boy and a girl leaving fans to wonder if she was “coming out” about her pregnancy. But her beautiful pregnancy photos while wearing a beautiful red long flowy gown show just how beautiful she really is.
About Syndy Emade and her accolades
Born to Elone Synthia Emade on November 21, 1993, Syndy is a Cameroonian Actress, Model and Movie Producer. She is also the brand ambassador of InstaVoice Celeb and owner of Blue Rain Entertainment.
Over the years, she has produced many movies including; “A Man for the Weekend” and “Rose on The Grave.” Despite being a Cameroonian, Syndy however, made her international career debut in the Nigerian Movie Industry (Nollywood) in 2016, in the movie “Why I Hate Sunshine.”
Emade won the 2014 edition of Cameroon Miss Heritage Award. In 2017, online movie streaming channel, Njoka TV listed her as the Second Most Active Cameroonian Actress for Africa Entertainment. And in the same year, she was awarded Best Cameroon Actress in Scoop Academy Award 2017. Aside from being the brand ambassador for Soleza Cosmetics and Virgin HairUK, she is also the brand ambassador for Africa Best Beverage.
Davido and Peruzzi release yet another collabo titled Twisted…
DMW presents a brand new single by Peruzzi x Davido, titled “Twisted”. Fresh from the stable of DMW is this smashing song ‘Twisted‘ by DMW’s vibe machine and next rate act, Peruzzi with label boss, Davido, produced by Fresh VDM.
Just Afro Vibes Annual Festival (JAVA Fest) is a festival founded by Blu Nation INC, a non-stock corporation located in Houston, TX owned by a young Cameroonian entrepreneur. The festival’s primary objective is to export talent from Africans at large and in Cameroon specifically. Such talent ranges from art, acting, comedy, fashion, modeling, music, sports, entrepreneurship, beauty and more.
With an activity schedule like none other, this festival will attract consumers of various social interests. It will also assemble individuals from different cultural backgrounds and from various cities from across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Africa.
Just Afro Vibes Festival is a three-day festival that runs from November 16 to 18, 2018 annually. Acknowledging that entertainment and art have become a major source of income in today’s market, it aims at creating opportunities and avenues for growing talents. It also aims at creating opportunities for growing Cameroonian businesses. This is important as these businesses can benefit from direct access to consumers in markets with the highest purchasing power.
The African presence in the American entertainment and fashion spheres is growing significantly. This is especially true as more people gain significant interest in the African culture.
Our purpose at JAVA Fest
JAVA Fest aims to give a fair opportunity to deserving African talent, especially Cameroonian talent in avenues where the world would normally overlook these talents due to the massive presence of West African and South African acts. JAVA Fest acknowledges that vacuum and aims at giving a fair opportunity to deserving acts from under-promoted markets, especially Cameroon.
English and French are the two most spoken languages across Africa. With these languages being Cameroon’s two official languages, Cameroon is the single most capable market in Africa to cater to both the English and French consumers across Africa due to its unique bilingual state. Also known as Africa in miniature, Cameroon has almost 230 different ethnic groups. These groups originally originate from various parts of Africa, making it the beacon of African representation across the world.
JAVA Fest aims at bringing out the voices of the silent majority who have worked very hard but have not received due recognition. And much of this is due to the current structure of the African entertainment market. The goal is to reverse the disadvantage and provide a platform for celebrating and uplifting deserving acts.
This year’s edition will see performances from A-List Cameroonian Artists like Tzy Panchak, Locko, Stanley Enow, Numerica, Coco Argentee, Koppo, and many others.
We would also have performances from US-based artists such as Fizzo Rap, Chapozee, Rahim Alpha, Eddy Bee, Firesola and lots of other exciting artists. Movie stakeholders; Syndy Emade, Agbor Gilbert, Alenne Menget, Fashion designers; Lima T. Jasino, EB Kreations, Connaisseur Paris, Stanlion, Louis Fame, Comedians like Oboy Da Comic, Moustik Le karismatik, Media Stakeholders; Nene Jimla, Myra Nangeh, Eliane Achu, Pamela Happi just to name a few, will be part of this exciting event.
The JAVA Festival is not an event you would want to miss. Its exciting schedule constitutes live performances, beauty conferences, movie premieres, stand up comedy, soccer games and loads of exciting activities.
To get tickets for this event or for more info about this exciting event, visit www.javafest.org.
Last year, Tanzanian hitmaker Diamond Platnumz teamed up with American reggae band Morgan Heritage to produce a powerful masterpiece titled Hallelujah. The song was undoubtedly one of the hottest collaborations Africa recorded that year. That collaboration seems to have crept into 2018 as the Grammy Award-winning group has recently dropped a dancehall jam titled, “Africa x Jamaica,” featuring Diamond Platnumz and Ghanaian BET Award-winner, Stonebwoy.
Morgan Heritage teased the video on its official YouTube account on October 17, 2018, before premiering it on Friday.
Watch the video here:
Morgan Heritage is on a mission to unite Africa and Jamaica
Throughout history, music has celebrated the triumphs and tragedies of life. Dancers follow its beat; protesters use it to find their voice. It can promote ideals — like peace and solidarity. For Grammy award-winning Morgan Heritage, Africa has consistently been home, and for Africa, Morgan Heritage has always been their proud offsprings. Creating and delivering music alongside the latter’s continental various artists has always been a family affair, a union between “Africa and Jamaica.”
As the lead single from their 2019 upcoming album blazes the international airwaves, the anticipated music video has finally arrived.
Award-winning Brazilian film and music video director, Jordan Hoechlin directed the music video in Ghana last month.
On an unwavering major mission to build a stronger African and Caribbean relationship through music, the Grammy-winning group is very optimistic that the video will bridge the existing connection between Africa and the Caribbean by showcasing the similar beauty of its nature and peoples.
This project is part of the Ghana Jamaica Homecoming Festival, an initiative that was launched in July 2018. The aim was to promote music, tourism, investment, sports and cultural exchange between the two countries. And by extension, among Caribbean and African countries at large.
Africa Jamaica, another song for unity
For Morgan Heritage, “releasing ‘Africa Jamaica’ is a historic moment in our career that will forever live in our hearts. It was a joy to work with Diamond Platnumz and Stonebwoy — Africa’s best from East to West. We hope the people in Africa and around the world will love the music video.”
Both Diamond Platnumz and Stonebwoy have previously worked with the Jamaican group, on the tracks ‘Hallelujah’ and ‘Reggae Night’ respectively. ‘Hallelujah’ proved a particularly successful collaboration, with the music video for the song reaching over one million YouTube views in just 15 hours after its release.
For Diamond Platnumz, “it is always a vibe working with my brothers Morgan Heritage. This is our second song together and I am excited that we have made yet another mega-hit for our fans.”
According to Mojo Morgan of the band, “we wanted an anthem to unite Africa and the Caribbean through the power of music and cultural crossings.”