Douala to Host its First “Talent Hunt” Music Competition

The talent hunt show tagged “The Talent Hunt, which will soon premiere its first Douala edition is organized by B3. The show aims to give life to people who are passionate about music.

B3pro is 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.

Douala to Host its First "Talent Hunt" Music Competition

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.

 

Cameroonian Spoken Word Artist iGeraud Drops His Second Short Film, “Resilience”

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.

Cameroonian Actress Syndy Emade Gives Birth to a Bouncing Baby Girl

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.

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Dear baby,I know you are few months away but I just can't wait to meet you.Feeling you roll & play in there,I can't believe how fast time flies.I listen to all your movements getting to know you already each day.I can't wait to hold you skin to skin,heart to heart and for daddy and I to tell you "We love you".We have prayed for you,hoped for you and dreamt of you😇. Thanks for letting me carry on with work like the days I had to tuck you in just to finish shooting onset.You have made me glow and given me strength like never before. I can't wait to nurture you,instill good,great and Godly values and shower you with so much love ❤️ Xoxo ur moma to be👩‍👧👨‍👩‍👧 #lettertomyunbornchild #herroyalmomness

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The baby was delivered via natural water birth, without any complications. See photos below:

Cameroonian Actress Syndy Emade Gives Birth to a Bouncing Baby Girl Cameroonian Actress Syndy Emade Gives Birth to a Bouncing Baby Girl Cameroonian Actress Syndy Emade Gives Birth to a Bouncing Baby Girl Cameroonian Actress Syndy Emade Gives Birth to a Bouncing Baby Girl

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.

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Syndy Emade wearing a red long flowy gown showing her baby bump

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.

Congratulations, Syndy.

 

[Download]: DMW x Davido x Peruzzi – Twisted (Official video)

Davido and Peruzzi release yet another collabo titled Twisted…Davido x Peruzzi - 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.

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237Cover: J.O.Y – Mashup 1.5 (Runtown, Tekno, Salatiel and Davido)

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They could be considered the new tag team & features as they have both worked together on a lot of songs this year.

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Blu Nation Announces the Launch of JAVA Fest – Just Afrovibes Annual Festival 2018

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.

Blu Nation Announces the Launch of JAVA Fest - Just Afrovibes Annual Festival 2018

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.

Blu Nation Announces the Launch of JAVA Fest - Just Afrovibes Annual Festival 2018

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. 

Line up

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.

Morgan Heritage’s Latest Release, ‘Africa Jamaica’ Aims to Unite Africa and Jamaica

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.

Morgan Heritage Features Diamond Platnumz and StoneBwoy on Their Latest Release, ‘Africa Jamaica’
The Morgan Heritage band

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.”

 

Cameroonian Rapper Boy Tag Drops a Single, ‘Cent Pour Cent’: Why It’s a Big Hit

Last month, Steven’s Music Entertainment teamed up with mega music producer CFX to make a hit for one of Cameroon’s fastest rappers, Boy Tag. The rapper and CFX have been working hard ever since on a couple of singles for Tag. Until recently, Steven’s Music Entertainment announced the release of “Cent Pour Cent (100%),” a brand-new single from Boy Tag. This song has now become a real club vibe, especially for Cameroonian DJs.

When Boy Tag was about to release “Cent Pour Cent,” he went about promoting it in clubs and meeting with local DJs in Douala and Yaounde. During such meetings, he made them listen to his hot new song, Cent Pour Cent prior to its release.

 

Cameroonian Rapper Boy Tag Drops a Single, ‘Cent Pour Cent’: Why It’s a Big Hit?
PHOTO: Boy Tag with some of Douala’s top DJs rocking their “Respectez Le DJ a 100%.”
Cameroonian Rapper Boy Tag Drops a Single, ‘Cent Pour Cent’: Why It’s a Big Hit?
PHOTO: Boy Tag with DJ Krys, one of Doula’s top DJs.

Boy Tag, who only made a public appearance in 2017, has steadily delivered music that shows just how adaptable and flexible he is. Ever since his presence in Cameroon’s music industry has grown to become one that cannot simply be snubbed. “Cent Pour Cent” which has come to add to his swelling catalog, is already having a firm grip on Djs in Cameroon.

Why Cent Pour Cent has become a hot track

In this latest single, Boy Tag offers his fans an up-tempo high energy fusion of makossa and house music. Produced by the unswerving CFX Música, the beat has a layer of sound effects that give it a distinct club vibe.

With “Cent Pour Cent,” Boy Tag closes in on the DJ and their pivotal role in deciding how clubbers have fun at parties and dance spots.

“I did this one for the clubs…I wanted a song that will make my fans dance on the first listen… similar to how Dj’s must keep their dancefloors busy… I am certainly adding this to my road show so that my fans and I, wherever I am performing can raise the roof.  I hope they love it as much as I do.” Boy Tag.

Cent Pour Cent, a song dedicated to the life of a party, Tag says the DJ is the life of the party. Through this single, Tag pays respect to DJs not only in Cameroon but the rest of the world who are key players in promoting artists and their music.

Prior to releasing the official audio for 100% online, Boy Tag made a one-week media tour to meet with DJs to share with them the song and party with them.

Cameroonian Rapper Boy Tag Drops a Single, ‘Cent Pour Cent’: Why It’s a Big Hit?
Boy Tag promoting his upcoming HOT new track, “Cent Pour Cent”

He took this DJ promo campaign to a whole new level by printing T-shirts branded, “RESPECTEZ LE DJ A 100% ” (meaning Respect All DJ’s 100%) and handing them out to the DJs as a way of showing his love and respect to DJs for their role in various artists careers.

Vibing the party world

“Cent Pour Cent” is currently out on all music streaming platforms. While the official video shot by Dr. Nkeng Stephens will be released a little later, Boy Tag is currently doing a club tour to promote “Cent Pour Cent.” And with the official release, he intends to expand the promotion to include media houses in the coming weeks.

This song is most certainly like no other that has been released this year as it is the party/club song to end 2018. Cent Pour Cent is a great party song that the DJ can use to hype up the crowd. Tell us what you think about Boy Tag’s newest single, Cent Pour Cent. Is it really a party viber?

 

UK Get ready for Tzy Panchak on November 10th! Live In Concert

Tzy Panchak set to headline his first European Concert in Birmingham, UK…

Tzy Panchak UK Concert

Tzy Panchak has unarguably earned a place on the stage of Cameroonian acts pushing for international acclaim. This follows his highly successful first headline concert in the US, late last year.

According to multiple sources on social media, the singer made history after selling out his own show in Maryland, Washington, DC.

This time around he will be performing in the UK alongside Blaise B. The show is set to hold on November 10th at the AKS Banqueting & Conference suite, Aston Cross Business Park, 50 Rocky Ln, B6 5RQ. Entry fee is set at £25.

Infoline: 074384088484/ 07476795463

BGC Melody and Artist Elie Solo Drops a New Album Titled “C’est Mon Tour”

This release was announced a while ago when Congolese artist, Elie Solo dropped two videos; “BGC Melody,” a generic Ndombolo-Soukous anthem and “Ewawa,” an Afro Rumba ballad.

Elie Solo is a Congolese Afro Rumba and Soukous singer, songwriter, and guitar player, born to Kayombo Faustin Elie on January 1, 1992.

BGC Melody and Artist Elie Solo Drops a New Album Titled C’est Mon Tour
Elie Solo, singer, songwriter, guitarist, makes headlines with “C’est Mon Tour” album

As the third child out of a family of five, he was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital Kinshasa, with origins from the Province of Bandundu. After attending École Primaire Complescolaire, Lomboto, he moved to École Secondaire Complescolaire, Mpumbu and later completed his university education at Université INA.

Elie Solo and his music career

Elie Solo started off his musical journey in 2002 as a choir leader at the famous Fepaco church in Nzambe Malamu, Kinshasa. His mastery of the guitar solo gave him the opportunity to accompany, either on stage or in the studio, renowned Congolese artists like Werrason, Ferre Gola, Didier Lacoste, Celeo Scram, Deplick Pomba, Innos B, Maman Abethy Esther, and many others.

Also addressed by fans as “Ange de Lumière” (Angel of Light) and “Le chat Rouge” (literally translated as The Red Cat), Elie Solo has a début independent album (Likimbi) and a total of 19 released songs to his credit and now a 2nd album “C’est mon tour.” Married to his guitar, Elie Solo is a supporter of the famous Spanish football club, Barcelona FC.

BGC Melody is one of the very few record labels operating in Cameroon since the years when Ekambi Brillant first introduced Angelique Kidjo. His aim was to produce artists based outside of Cameroon. It is the first known record label operating anywhere in Africa to launch two official videos worldwide. Most importantly, featuring the same artist on the same day.

You can purchase Elie Solo’s new spanking album, “C’est Mon Tour” on iTunes, Spotify or Google Play.

 

Why Cameroonian Artists Are Facing So Much Criticism on The #WeNeedPeace Song

Earlier this month, Salatiel — one of Cameroon’s well-known producers of the popular record label AlphaBetter Records, launched the WeNeedPeace project. He had hoped to inspire thousands of young Cameroonians to speak against the ongoing violence threatening Cameroon’s two trembling English-speaking regions. While he might have achieved this aim, his efforts, however, has received heavy criticisms from Cameroonians recently.

Worldwide, artists are known for their ardent contribution to promoting peace and preaching against violence through music.

With this in mind, Salatiel rallied some of Cameroon’s top musicians from across the country to add their voices to a peace campaign titled, #WeNeedPeace. The song features vocals from Salatiel, Nabila, Ko-C, Blanche Bailly, Daphne, Minks, Mr. Leo, Pit Baccardi, Blaise B, and Sango Edi. It shares a fervent message of peace and hopes to Cameroonians. This group of artists has become the driving force behind the vision of a united and peaceful Cameroon.

Failing to preach peace, they’ve become objects of ridicule

But the last few days have been gloomy for them as Cameroonians have blasted them for waiting two years after the country’s crisis to release a peace song. When the crisis began, many people cried out to their artists to use their talent and influence to champion the crusade against the violence. But it took them close to two years to answer this call.

Why Cameroonian Artists Are Facing Criticism on New Peace Songs

According to social media, some fans believe these artists have now decided to add their voices to the struggle because they sense the instability crossing the borders into the French-speaking regions of the country.

Why Cameroonian Artists Are Facing Criticism on New Peace Songs

While some Cameroonians have hailed artists like Magasco, Salatiel and Mr. Leo for releasing peace songs over a year ago, the bulk of the #WeNeedPeace artists have received widespread criticism.

The insecurity has forced most Anglophone artists to relocate to Douala. They have assembled to shoot the music video of #WeNeedPeace, and Dr. Nkeng Stephens  who is largely acclaimed as the best video director in Cameroon Entertainment will direct this historic video shoot.

Why Cameroonian Artists Are Facing Criticism on New Peace Songs