Top 5 Cameroonian Producers who are popular musicians

If we’re going by survey in a global data board many producers are good musicians and the best music artists are producers or know about music production, beat making, and sound engineering. Many of the world’s renowned music superstars are producers and for many reasons could account for this. Firstly for the fact that you’re making beats that synchronize with your style of music since you have a mastery of your sound better than another and secondly for the fact that music is a thing of passion that goes just beyond composing music but also creating magic for others. So after careful follow up these are the Top 5 Cameroonian producers who are popular musicians and also very good at it.

5- Sango Edi

Sango Edi aka Drae Boi

Edi Mesumbe M popularly known as Sango Edi is a Cameroonian producer and beatmaker under the pseudonym and producer name DraeBoi. He’s also currently signed as an artist under the label RETAMusic, over the years he’s been very instrumental in putting his signature on many of the songs the industry has recorded as hit songs. Aside from the amazing soothing vocals, he’s also a good lyricist and songwriter. Sango Edi is the Co-founder of Thee 808 Nation record label. Edi Le Drae has a very rich music CV working under the mentorship of big names like Salatiel, Don Jazzy, Korede Bello, and Locko. He’s produced songs for the likes of Nabila, Crispy don dada, Brianna Lesly, and many other emerging acts like Forbin Audrey of RETA Music.Edi Le Drae has released so many singles, features, and an EP. He deserves to be in the countdown of our Top 5 most prolific producers who double as a singer.

4- Blaise B

Blaise B aka Akwandor

Blaise B popularly known as Blaise B is his artistic name goes under the producer name Akwandor which is also his self-created Label Alwandor Empire. Blaise is also one of Cameroon’s Ace producers who doubles as a musician and is good at that. He has a magical voice with an amazing pen game. He was formally in a collaborative partnership with Alpha Better Records before they went separate was. Blaise B has served the industry with mindblowing songs over the years and also has an upper hand in the production of the good songs the industry is proud to have had in the yesteryears and recent times. Having written for artists like Mr. Leo. He is one of Cameroon’s finest vocalists going by vocals.

3 – PhiBill

Phillbill aka Shabba

Diyani Bill Mulenge popularly known as PhillBill former member of the music duo Ridimz goes under producer pseudonym Shaba, which operates under the label Shaba Music Inc. Phillbill is not only one of Cameroon’s Ace sound engineers with a production prowess that stands out he’s also a very good vocalist, soloist, and hitmaker. PhillBill is responsible for a cross-section of the hit songs the industry has recorded within the half of the last decade, not only for other artists but his artistry as a musician too is on fire too. SHABASICO when as Ridimz, Le Clé as PhillBill, then about to drop another amazing piece under the self-created genre AFROBIKOSSA which is a blend of Cameroonian indigenous music sounds. Phillbill songs have been crossing boundaries to neighboring countries like Ivory Coats where he has had shows too and songs represented on international stages. Her holding the mantle for creating a 100% Cameroonian sound which breathes originality and cultural identity.

2- Jovi

Jovi aka Le Monstre

Ndukong Godlove Nfor popularly known as Jovi and producer name Le Monstre is a sound engineer, songwriter, and rapper. Jovi is CEO of the label New Bell Music, a house to international hitmaker Renniss, and formal label mates Pascal, Tilla, Tata, Shey, and Lor. Jovi still holds the position as Cameroon’s best rapper as ordained by many music analysts in the industry for not only creating a style called “Mboko” but for staying true to it placing African Cameroonian rap on the scene. Jovi’s production game is quite different from other producers which makes his releases unpredictable. Jovi has the richest discography as rapper in Cameroon and is amongst the Top 3 in Africa with the highest released songs in Africa. Jovi has 4 albums, 10 Eps and 1 mixtape and his music and rap style has stayed original.

1- Salatiel

Salatiel aka High Man General

Salatiel Livenja Bessong popularly known as Salatiel goes under the producer name High Man General and is the owner and founder of the record label Alpha Better Records former house to artists like Mr. Leo, Blaise B, and Askia. Salatiel has been for a long time a producer creating magic for so many artists around the industry cutting across the upcoming and established ones. In between that period, he was releasing a couple of singles without full dedication before he came into the game with force-dropping tracks back to back and then an album Africa Represented to seal the deal. Salatiel breathes music and is an epitome of talent, he understands music to the core, and his lyrics, his melodies, and his instrumentation are all in harmony and excellently synchronize. Salatiel had the opportunity to feature on Beyoncé’s album THE GIFT on the track Water ft Pharell Williams. Salitiel’s label is home to many hit songs and good music.

These are just a few handpicked producers who equally doing good music as singers and a topping too. Cameroon is proud to have many sound engineers away from these who equally produce good music, producers who also singers like Oken, Slimbeatz, Mr. Elad, Abztrumental, I.V.O, Mccoy TWAP, Dijay Cliff, Sanctum Pazzo and a host of others.

Jovi and Stanley Enow

Talks about Jovi and Stanley might not end anytime soon, critics and fans always have a way of bringing back a debate at every opportunity.
Does the industry center around these two because it was the only beef that ever made waves or that they can still milk out the buzz from it at every given instance? Observing the turnout of events it long ended as a contest for supremacy, it’s more about “cruise” catching fun. Either fans or camps of both parties are not resulting in breaking the circle by uncovering the fundamental differences that exist.

Emotions often dominate and when that happens there’s the assumption that there are only two ways to amicably settle the dispute. Either one party is right or the other party is right. Then there’s the truth aside that which embraces objectivity with a more rational approach in giving “reason” a chance to reassert itself after an avalanche of emotional debating.

The Truth – “reason”

Jovi undisputedly remains in the history books of the music industry as one of the pioneer of pidgin rap/ Mboko. The logical explanation to this is that the success of DON FOR KWAT a 2012 jam gave hopes to pidgin rappers around the nation that you could rap in pidgin or mboko and get appreciated. It was the gateway to self believe amongst rappers to confidently come out of their shelves and present their realities via rap unapologetically, stories that will make waves because of the relatable power.

DON FOR KWAT laid the foundation for rappers in two ways Inspiring a new breed and motivating those who were still skeptical about the HIP HOP culture. Many Cameroonian rappers were heavily influenced by the Western HIP HOP culture especially with the rise of so many old school rappers in USA. There was zero originality, a cross section of rappers were wanna be American rappers “How can you be more American than Americans” funny right!

Just like many musicians especially rappers have signature songs where they’re mostly referenced most based on its widespread recognition and exposure DON FOR KWAT was like the signature style for the new Hip Hop era, it was the blueprint for rappers to build on and redefine their artistic directions.

Was Stanley Enow among the new breed of inspired rappers thereafter? Well HEIN PERE was released in 2013 , the success of this piece gave hope to rappers and the rap game that pidgin rap could go mainstream with an international recognition. The success of HEIN PERE served as a catalyst to the movement DON FOR KWAT had laid down. It gave birth to another breed of rappers as well while reigniting the fire in rappers who were still in doubt about the acceptance and success of pidgin rap.

HEIN PERE laid the first bricks on the foundation, it become an International discussion.

You might miss out on being rational and objective but these two rap songs revolutionized Cameroonian HIP HOP sphere and influenced the rap culture. However , years gone by we know who actually had a vision for the creating a safe space for a movement to live. Remaining steadfast to the same believe without experiencing a paradigm shift the mboko god stayed representing and preserving.

The fundamental differences now lie in the contrasting artistic philosophies and career paths, the discussion is no longer same couple with the creative levels. An understanding of this is a pivotal element to guide subsequent debates.

16s is one of those Jovi’s tracks where he delivered all in English apart from a single line in pidgin. It still remains one of his best all rap song without a hook.

[Fully lyrics]

Call up my manager make sure it is the right amount.
I trust my accountant to put it inside the right account.
I’m busy cooking this hits I never had time to count.
Except we counting how many mic stands we will live to mount.
I already graduated, yeah! seeka say I comot school ei no mean say I be fool, it’s not about being cool or what I should or shouldn’t do I swear I had to beeak the rules. Oh Lord!

Your main problem shouldn’t be about solving mine.
You too worried about me my brother I’ll be fine
Genocide in my mind if genocide is a crime
My line be killing them aswear they shouldn′t let me rhyme
They come to New bell cause we know how to grind
I′m moving forward nobody is getting left behind
Only thing left is the public ban the music badder ban
All thing na bilang when I drop men them d change plans
Smith and Wesson with the flow but it’s full of wisdom
Busy hating you too blind to see that I′m on a mission

I never got a new act to make a good impression
I gave you answers I was the first to raise the question
Don’t wanna be the nail I rather be the hammer
And as a father wish my daughter also has brother
Keep her far away from people trying to damage her
Cause when you work that′s when they all wanna see you fall
Camp sonél Koldongo Biyem Assi Uhhhn!
A l’époque we b d njoka na for matinyol
Newbell, Deido Mabanda ohh
Mbayumemm Kohborhd mammda ohh
They recognize the voice they know it′s Jovi rapping
All that thing na only mop asueh say nothing no go happen
It’s grown men yapping about me
While they shaqing I’m laughing
Massa listen you has been we are trapping
Been in d game after a decade yo be exact
Keep it one hunnid you be na white or you be black
A just feel 2015 we own the shots
Even though we halt my numbers in stats to back the facts
When from showing I could rap to dropping African raps
I′m so present on the African map I′m so
African cool better than that is more than African swag
I’m here to show the world Africans rap ohh yeah
When our rappers sit at a the radio just to
show the envy from the studio to your stereo
Killing all these mc
I got body bags and they never empty
You shouldn’t tempt me
Zip it open see the corpse of your favorite mc
I flow slow with the hope the slow folks will get me
Freedom of speach freedom is mind for those who never met me
Instead of trying to figure out who′ll be the next
Me, ahead my time show you the future only if you let me,
My rap style is called “how to rap hit”
We made enough money to split
When the cake goes round the table and your cut is on your plate
We came from nothing so it’s normal a big smile comes to my face
I spit 16s a spit 16s yeah
Six 16s six 16s
Bars on bars I do ma thing
Bars on bars I do ma thing

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