And the Nominees are…
As we get ready to set the records straight come July 2018 at the Kapital Building, UK, it wouldn’t be fair to create an unnecessary loop. It is but only fair to get you familiar with the nominees and prepare your minds for the finale. We will take you through a gradual process of introduction so that you get to know each and everyone of the talents nominated for CDMA 2018.
Julz is a UK Afrobeats artist with a Cameroonian origin signed to Afru Music Entertainment. His genre of music Afro pop originates from a fusion of local African drums, konga rhythms etc, pop and hip hop instrumentals bringing something fresh from the normal that cuts across. He started crafting his art with his label mate Ama Fru who is also the official Afru Music Ent. producer and an artist. Julz 1st officia singles “Shishi” and “Lockmop” were hip hop tracks and earned him attention from bloggers, made an appearance on DJ Oyinboy mixtape and other mixtapes, Pomradio, Afrobeat360 and many Cameroonian TV, radio, shows and more. The next of songs came with “Bruce Lee” and “Banana” showing Julz versatility as an artist who can switch up the beat and still deliver something that would get you going back for more. ‘Bruce Lee’ features a host of other Cameroonian artist and it is a straight club tune. It has been aired on Vox Africa, Ben TV, ABN TV, Hip TV (Nigeria), Afro Pop TV (Nigeria) etc and radio spins in UK, Cameroon and Nigeria etc. These earned him a lot of shows in UK, Germany and Finland last year. The new single ‘Go Down‘ made track of the week and top 3 on THE BEAT FM London and COLOURFUL RADIO, was aired and played from coast to coast. It is spreading far and wide and the dance challenge went viral. Julz also had credited on his belts tracks like Boom Boom with Ama Fru, One Dance and covers like Ayo just to name a few. We keep our eyes open for what’s next.
Pit’a Mbongo was born in Cameroon in the 80’s. He started singing with his home school band when he was 16. In 1998 he was one of the semi finalists of the Cameroon national singing competition. In 1999 he joined Jean Paul Mondo band call “the Sengwesse band” as a singer and he started to learn guitar techniques. In 2001, he recorded his first Solo demo under the direction of Stephan Meydan (JMS) and Valdo Muntu. He now lives in the UK were he has met a Cameroon Pianist, song composer and arranger, Serges Tebu Tagne, Muntu Valdo and many other high profile musicians with whom he has prepared and released “We njo”.
His first full album “My Feelings” will be available by March 2018.
Skiezy Ayenkea is a Rapper and singer. Belonging to a group called Nascent Boyz, with his partner Parker, he started his musical career in the early 2000. He is currently living in Dubai but still stays close to 237. He hails from Bonaberi- Douala precisely Nkomba- Mabanda… He has been part of couple of music shows in Douala and Buea. Music has always been his first wife and he is not relenting his effort to live his footprint in the industry. With his crew, they have worked with great producers like Z-Lex, DEA the Busker, Slim Beat, Djudi etc. Some of the songs they have released and you can find on Soundcloud are; Climax ft Why Tomah; First Lady ft Cervel Ganster; I be don tell you; Trap , Ali Bomaye, VENALEALEN which is in Lamnso and means watch him. He just released a double cover title ”A yoo yi moomi” he brings in Versace of Ebako and Devil No Di sleep of Jovi…
In his words,
Presently we are working on an Album with my crew Nascent Boyz which will be out next year with tittle The Chase.
Get familiar with these formidable talents from motherland and anticipate the next group of nominees shortly. Stay glued to CB, home of talents.