Today we present to you a new kid on the block! Meet Tanui Sillmey Tamukum A.K.A Moni-K Sillmey who was born in Bambili in the North West Region of Cameroon on the 17th Oct 1990.
He got his artist name Moni-K when he was still a kid.
” We often sat and discussed on what we wanted to be in future. All I knew was that I was going to make so much money that could only be contained in a huge cage. My friends became too fond of my desire that they even nicknamed me “Money Cage”. Everyone knew me with this name and very few people knew my real name. With my creative mind, I changed the Money to Moni and abbreviated the Cage with a K to make it look like an art- thus #Moni-K” . says Moni-K
He started his education journey at G.S Ntigi-Bambili and ended up at C.S Tobin-Kumbo where he got his F.S.L.C. At the moment he is a holder of a Higher National Diploma(HND) and a professional Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) Degree in Accounting and Finance from the National Polytechnic University Institute (NPUI) Bamenda.
Moni-K’s passion for music started at the age of 10 together with Kamer’s finest Producer Dijay Karl with whom he use to cook beats. Not leaving out other artists like Neglect, Roqzen, Shey Trafiq,Bril Fomum, Luphita Ranza and others who popularly went by the name KB HOOD SOLDIERS.
In the beginning it was a childhood hobby and they got excited as they got to make Demo music and performed at local shows around Kumbo town. Over the years, it has grown into a strong yet formidable passion which he now has deciced to turn into a carrier, to indulge himself especially in the Afro-Pop and Rap genres.
Moni-K will officially launch his career with a beautiful love rhythm titled #TAKE Me which will be produced by Dijay Karl (Pondebeat) to be released on the 15th of December under the Brand new Label OMEGA ENTERTAINMENT in which he holds a stake. Stay tuned to 237Xclusive to have more updates from this talented and ambitious young artist. Catch him performing live at the #Fear Tour holding 17th December, 2016 at Plaza Plus, Bamenda.