10 Cameroonian songs with dance steps

Cameroon is blessed with a lot of good music and over the years the country has produced songs that have been enjoyed by music lovers. The interesting thing about some of these songs is that they came with unique dance steps or particular dance moves and patterns that complement the song and melodies. So we have curated 10 songs of all time that came with dance moves and were received with great admiration and high replay value. We will delve right into the list and it’s in no particular order except going by the released dates.

1- Daniel Baka’a’sPinguiss [ 2010]

Daniel Baka’a became a music sensation in the Cameroonian music scene around 2007 when he dropped the song Pinguiss. He was in the spotlight for almost a year with his song getting radio playlist, music pluggers and public joints couldn’t help having the tune playing in a loop. The dance pinguiss prioritizes leg work, it’s almost done with the movements of the lower limbs. The display is seen as hopping front and back then sideways simultaneously, it entails a lot of energy and precision to successfully demonstrate the dance move. It could be used for sports because it puts the whole body moving. You can check the video on YouTube.

Link 🔗: https://youtu.be/HhMYVjWOyso

2- Tenor – LVMH [ 2018]

Tenor came in the music industry as a fire rapper and tongue twister and was quite impressive with his energy in delivering and switching flows. Before LVMH he has dropped his signature song DO LE DAB which was the trending dance move worldwide back then around 2016. He later on came with LVMH which took the entire industry by storm because he delivered in English with a catchy video shot in France. It’s free body movement dance steps with hands and waist swinging from left to right in opposite directions. It banged in snacks and public joints making it exciting to vibe to.

Link 🔗: https://youtu.be/r3KtDBK9L9M

3- Fhish – Anti Kirikou [2019]

Fhish was a musical phenomenon in the industry he was the face of the new generation of music artists and his artistry defined new school music. Blending Afrobeat and Cameroon slang in his songs was what made his music unique and a style of his own. Coupled to a piercing voice he was an energetic stage performer with electrifying and mind-blowing dance steps. That was what could easily make his brand have meaning and originality because he always complemented his songs with unique dance moves. Aunti Kirikou which was a sampling of Longue Longue’s Aunti Kirikou was a major hit in terms of street credibility. The dance moves we memorable one hand in the air swung from left to right, folded knees, and a flexible waist.

Link 🔗: https://youtu.be/4aJ_k0ok4R4

4 – Aveiro Djess – Rambo [2019]

Aveiro Djess is another new school artist who had the industry down for like a year with Rambo. Just from the name you can depict the dance move, Rambo was the artist’s signature song and gained recognition nationwide and in Ivory Coast. Aveiro Djess brought in the street vibes in this song and that’s why the mass could relate to it a lot.

Link 🔗: https://youtu.be/JIDPbr7sW1Q

5- Fhish – Holla Holla – [2020]

Once again Fhish came through with Holla Holla a melange of Francanglais and pidgin English, he made use of the Cameroonian slangs and patois to spice up his songs. Holla Holla is another song that prioritizes leg work too and movement of the lower body.

Link 🔗: https://youtu.be/L3NGtqJUE44

6- Stanley Enow – TVLH [2020]

Stanley Enow one of Cameroon’s biggest urban music artists came through with vibe killer song dubbed Tu vas Lire L’heure – TVLH. Many music lovers enjoyed the song because of its satisfying instrumentation and catchy easy dance moves with the leg. The song was received with mixed feelings but replicated listening augmented the liking of the song irrespective of the complexity as days went by until it became peoples favorite jam from him.

Link 🔗:https://youtu.be/wJAbBnTGztM

7- Aveiro Djess – Nyama – [2021]

The second song in his discography sealed his name as a hitmaker. Nyama is a song that serves as motivation for every hustler out there working to make ends meet to secure the bag. The singer connects once again to the streets cutting across the petite jobs and small hustles people consider in society as meager jobs. It was once again received with love in Cameroon and other African countries because off it’s unique dance steps. The song had officially gone viral even before official release.

Link 🔗: https://youtu.be/oYc-oPrzc2w

8- Ridimz – Shabsiko [2021]

The music duo ridimz ended the year 2021 with a typical new music rhythm and flair under the umbrella “Afrobikossa” a mélange of Afrobeat, Bikutsi, Makossa and Assiko. The song was and is still a danceable tune in the industry as it’s rich in culture both in regalia, instrumentation and dance steps.

Link 🔗:https://youtu.be/flQ_ndfwJfQ

9- Kyrs M – Chacun Sa Chance [2022]

Krys M has been around the music scene for some time and her artistic direction has always been around folk music or rich in indigenous sound. This year was her major breakthrough in the music industry when she dropped Chacun as chance which can confidently be tagged as the song of the year or a potential December song for this festive period. It’s rich in the cultural displays from traditional regalias, to the Bendskin indigenous dance step. The music streams have been massive with a geometric increase.

Link 🔗: https://youtu.be/s8v9Utq4nhg

10- PhillBill – La Clé [2022]

After splitting up as a duo, PhillBill making loud solo moves musically and signing deals too. His first solo project La Clé is one of those songs of this year with a high replay value. The Afrobikossa movement is gradually gaining ground as a genre as the artist can only solidify this by being consistent. The video has a unique dance step cutting through bikutsi and Assiko making it soothing to watch and redo.

Link 🔗:https://youtu.be/Xx48mE-a86E

These are just some of the songs we picked on our list of some Cameroonian songs with dance steps that have had an impact on the music consumption of lovers regarding their admiration and acceptance over the years. We understand there are so many other songs we might not have listed on this curation but we promise to update this list to 20 or more songs. For now enjoy this and share with us.

Music has no boundaries and I am beginning to think the limit to every musical piece should lie in the artist’s inability to imagine. The crazy thought you have about something which you aren’t executing could probably be what will work for you why not try it out. Every artist will tell you there’s no mistake in music, even mistakes will be justified as part of the creation process.

Taken unawares MBOLÉ seems to be that sound that has gained wide admiration in Cameroon and is predominantly loved by the French-speaking community with a minority in the English-speaking community. It appears to be the sound of the moment and is gradually becoming the country’s contemporary music. If you are keen on the sound you can easily liken it to the famous music genre BIKUTSI.

One can say Mbolé is a defacto genre or break away from Bikutsi, it has almost every characteristic and is heavily influenced by the musical instruments which give the genre its rhythm, melodies, tone, and most especially the STORYTELLING technique. Mbolé is putting together your musical instruments noticeably the balafon, Meet, drums, and maybe shakers, two unique beat patterns that could practically serve as the main rhythm for the song’s existence and then narrate a story.

In as much as it’s gradually gaining nationwide admiration and acceptance, not everyone relates to the sound as it rather appears noisier than the familiar Bikutsi. Mbolé falls under folk indigenous music based on its cultural connotation valorizing the preferred native languages, traditional dances, and cultural beat patterns.

There’s the fear that Mbolé might tend to reduce the love of good music in Cameroon based on the fact youths are gradually drifting and switching attention to its consumption, they are moved by the energetic, electrifying, and danceable tunes that accompany it and relate more to it because it’s lyrics mostly re telling a story almost every youth who grew up in a common neighborhood relates to and understands. It makes use of creole – Francanglais, or some self-styled patois that makes up the common communication style of youths because they are familiar with it.

The fear that everyone is picking interest in it not only as a fan but equally as a creator is what makes the whole takeover scary. Since you don’t stress much on the vocals, pitch, or tones and kind of goes against the base or norms of music creation. It suffices for anyone to have a mastery of a coherent story jump on a beat and start narrating, was Mbolé supposed to remain a freestyle art or transformed into a music genre? Because it’s outdoor animation for cultural events, public joints, informal events like wake keeps, and community events.

If you ask me that’s basically how the music looks like, a storytelling freestyle, just like DJs in snack bars who give “Atalakus”, Mbolé doesn’t contrast much from that. It’s even easier for it to dominate in Live music for the sole purpose that most of its instruments are played live and the singing doesn’t need much vocal training. A shocking revelation I listened to a gospel chant in a Cameroonian church evolving on the mbolé pattern, exact style of delivery, and melodies but with Christian lyrics and religious connotation.

Can this sound be accepted as a genre outside Cameroon? There’s always an audience to every music and for sure there are groups of people other than Cameroonians who will be moved by it. We have seen Happy d’Effoulan tour Europe meaning the sound is gradually being exported, however more to the French zones. How big is the French market in terms of music consumption?

With the right marketing and promotion, it’s possible, it’s already well branded and easily identifiable: the unique dance steps, the beats, and then the dress style is gradually giving it an identity. That’s why you can easily identify a song as Mbolé, however, there’s the danger that over time it might lose value since every artist venturing into it sounds the same and more déjà vu: repetition of concepts. For it to continue breaking boundaries and giving people a reason to believe in its success it will need something new and fresh added to what we have.

Shout out to every artist in Cameroon who represents this music style.

Download and stream Mink’sÇa te prend souvent. Mink’s Cameroonian storytelling rapper slightly drifts to a more danceable and melodious tune in his new song titled Ça te prend souvent which has elements of Mbolé, bikutsi, and folk music with the heavy influence of indigenous instrumentation and traditional dance steps. The hook is catchy and viby with a very relatable message.

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Link 🔗: https://youtu.be/frYyKR4obX0

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