Monday, July 28, 2014

KIBONEN NY TO SHOWCASE @ THE ART INSTITUTE'S MERCEDES BENZ FASHION WEEK NEW YORK SS2015


Kibonen is usually very proudly  "Toghu chic".....She is taking it to the next level!!

History is about to be made!  Kibonen Nfi announces her participation at the prestigious Fall 2014 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week New York.  Nfi is the brain child behind one of Africa’s most original emerging fashion labels, KibonenǀNY, and she looks forward to participating in the coveted event taking place at the Lincoln Center on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 8pm.
Kibonen’s participation at Mercedes Benz Fashion week comes at the heels of a rigorous audition process organized by the Art Institutes of NYC where she is currently enrolled as a fashion design student.  While over 60 students auditioned, 13 students were selected, and Kibonen was one of the talented elite selected. Kibonen  joins the list of the few African designers who have showcased on this platform.

Kibonen delved into fashion in 2009 when she came up with the ingenious idea to revolutionize the “Toghu,” which is the royal regalia worn by the Tikar people of the Bamileke and Bamenda regions of Cameroon, West African.  She further developed her aesthetic vision by creating pieces that not only represent the Cameroonian tribes, but garments wearable and appreciated by the ultra-modern client.  While Nfi constantly gains inspirations from the African prints, African tribes, nature, symbols and representing them on her textile designs, she uses this inspiration to print on luxurious and more contemporary fabrics.

As that “child of Africa” she has successfully showcased her talent at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa in South Africa2012 and 2013, has been featured in BBC- focus on Africa, GQ SA, the New African Woman Magazine and her work has been in exhibitions at the National Museum of African Art – Smithsonian Institution.  


As the African Fashion International Awards 2013 nominee for emerging designer of the year and the Cameroon Academy Awards recipient for Designer of the year 2013 Kibonen has decided to transform her natural talent to a financially viable career.  Nfi reiterates the fact that “ Anyone can be very talented but will need the right channels to explore their talent. Going back to the Art Institutes of NYC for a degree in Fashion Design is the best decision I ever made. They provide me with the support system I need to leap forward in the industry and to the right direction. This to me has no price and I truly feel privileged to be a part of this entire experience. ”.
Sustainability in fashion is key to this designer who thinks of Cameroon as a country with abundant talent, unbelievable design aesthetics, and amazing and beautiful people yet over 49% of the population live below the poverty line. This was another gripping factor that urged Kibonen to further develop her skills and use the business of fashion to eventually help create employment in Cameroon, paying employees a fair wage that will not only aid survival but allow them to improve their standard of living.





Kibonen has decided to dig further into the modern fashion world in order to further develop her skills and better articulate the needs of her clients. Developing a lot of support along with knowledge and skills from her school, Nfi recently landed a phenomenal internship opportunity at Donna Karan New York in the Atelier Division. Where they design exclusive outfits for celebrities. We look forward to seeing what the future holds for Kibonen Nfi during the 2014 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week!




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 Thumbs up Kibs and the Kibonen NY crew..Looking forward to more from the show. Keep flying the 237 flag high.

Y.M.
IRepCamer


Thursday, July 24, 2014

MUSIC THURSDAY: #237 #WHATSNEW

Hello people..Today's Music Thursday is all about new releases!! 

#Team237 Let's go!

Enjoy!

Chick Nick - Ekosse.
"Ekosse don take me go oh baby you bad...Ekosse don take me go oh. This baby na wonder"...This track has been on the replay since I heard it! Lyrics and vocals are on point.  This is the second track by the Yaounde based artist.  


Ewube - Party All Nyte
"It's Ewube...It going down"...It is an blend of Afrobeats, reggae and dance hall! 

Daphne -Rastafari
"For you I be na rastafari..rastafari..". Great vocals and I love the beats.... Learn more about the new Steven's artist here http://stevensme.com/artists/ . Stay tuned!




Nyanda Ft. Stanley Enow - Slippery When Wet Remix
Jamaica Meets Camer in this remix!!


Duc Z- Lock Chou




And the highlight for Today's MT?


CIANA RELEASES OZEILE NCHIENGO VIDEO TEASER!


Following the success of “Bangwa Sense” a year ago, Buea based rapping queen CIANA is about to reveal her blood, sweat and tears of the past year by releasing her first ever music video.

The video to her second release dubbed “Ozeile Nchiengo” which in the Bangwa language translates as “you know I am better than you” as she is heard say in the song “you know say I pass you” reveals CIANA as ready and willing to put her own mark on the rising Cameroon music scene.

I am excited for the world to see what I have been cooking silently behind the scenes with my team and I believe I am now ready to bring my own contribution to our industry” states CIANA whose real name is Caroline Takon Jabe.

The official video will be released in a few weeks. Enjoy the teaser!!


Twitter/Instagram: @bestciana
Facebook: Miss Ciana
YouTube: Miss Ciana


OK people, The weekend is around the corner! Enjoy the music.
Y.M.
IRepCamer

Thursday, July 17, 2014

MUSIC THURSDAY....#237 #COUNTDOWN TO AFRIMMA AWARDS

Hello people..It is your fav music day...Thursday!

A lot is happening  the+237 music world. I have been tagged a lot recently with new songs and can't even keep up.

Here's what I am loving this week..Enjoy!

Debra Debs - Sometimes
I just love  this track. It is one of those feel good tracks. "Let your faith do the walking, let your heart to the talking. The secret to it all...is say that they can do then I can do it.." 



Maahlox Le Vibeur 
Maahlox just seems to capitalize on controversy..lol..Enough said!


Anita - Thank You Lord
Of her recently released album, "My Deliverance Has Come" "Thank You lord" is a medley for the soul. The album will soon be available on iTunes.





Stanley Enow - Njama Njama Cow
The MAMA 2014 winner and AFRIMMA awards nominee is on a roll. "Iyo cowo, Njama Njama cow..." 


Gasha - Notice
Nominated for AFRIMMA award for Best Female Central Africa, the countdown is on on her facebook page. 
http://afrimma.com/afrimma-nominees-2014/


Vin Deca ft Myra Maimoh - I Encourage You
"I am here to say I encourage you. I am here to say please say strong...."
Miss Lena ft Stanley Enow - Give Me A Sign


And the highlight for today's MT...
Ambe - Rendez Vous
Ambe (formerly knowns as Denzyl) recently released track Rendez vous is song of hope to which an aspiring artist keeps alive..‘So I don di hustle to be successful…I don di find money to make my life more beautiful…’



The countdown to the first edition of AFRIMMA awards which takes place in Richardson, TX on July 26th 2014 is on!  Vote for your fav Camer artists @ http://afrimma.com/afrimma-nominees-2014/

OK poeple..Enjoy the music. Have a nice weekend.

Y.M.
IRepCamer

Thursday, June 26, 2014

SPOTLIGHT ON MISS BK..."MY BABY (REMIX)"

Today's Music Thursday is all about  Canadian based artist Miss BK's song and  video for "My Baby Remix"  featuring Cameroonian music icon, Annie Anzouer  released on June 24th .

What is the Song My baby all about?
My baby is the (baby song) from my upcoming album which talks about the magic and power of love..inspired from a real life story of a Heart broken girl who after a devastating heart break she decided to forgive her long term boyfriend and move on . The moment she did she realized that “Heaven doesn't ignore cries of a broken heart.”  Just like a dream, this guy who swept her off her feet and showed her what it meant to love and to be loved. This girl describes her feelings for  the new guy with words like  " E bi like say na voodoo e di use" It was a magical experience for her and she fell head over heels.


What is the message behind the song?
My baby song passes the message that it’s not the intensity of the love that we feel for someone that makes  our love last but the quality of the person we  fall in love with that makes our love  last which makes the love experience even much more special and enjoyable. The quality of love and the quality of the person you fall in love with can determine the end of the relationship.

Annie Anzouer is one  Cameroon's music icon and a great talent of the older generation,  Why did you choose to feature her in this song?
Growing up I loved music and had people in the industry that I admired and wanted to be just like them or more. Annie Anzouer happened to be one of the Cameroonian based artist and Music icon I admired and listened to back in my childhood days. I told myself that if I ever want to collaborate with a home based star then she will be the first on my list and it happened just like that. When Annie came to  Montreal, Canada for a concert by SPN production, I received her at the airport. I had a chance to sit with her in my car and she listened to my complete album. When she came across the "my baby" song, she asked me to pause and ."that’s the song, that’s the hit , I will like to sing on it " and I gladly said "Mama Annie it will be an honor to have you sing on this song".  We went to the studio and recorded the song at Mich 2050 production house in Montreal  and here we are…

Why another video for the same song?
Good question. After sharing this experience with Annie, I decided it was good if I could as well share the same good feeling and vibe we shared together in this song to the world and this could be well portrayed in a video format Which I thank my relentless and reliable team for making this journey easier for me to travel.

What is the inspiration behind your upcoming Album
It’s a fusion of upbeat rhythms with a feel of  Afro pop,  afro zouk-highlife and afro Rnb feeling. Everyone, young or old will enjoy something out of it. the songs a melodious, inviting, catchy and the story lines connect to our life stories and experiences.

Any collaboration in the album?
Ooooh yes this is the fun part .It features my two beautiful daughters, Mandy hill and Serena hill, Meiway , Annie Anzouer , the born Canadian/Haitian  artist Ish and the Canadian/Italian pop Singer Nadia Dolce.
What are the five things you cant live without?
God, my children, my family music, music and music again.

If  I was to turn on your ipod right now what five artist would you have played recently?
Tony Braxton, Yemi Alade, Brackets , Missy bk and Tiwa savage

Apart from music what do you like to do?
I have a big passion in volunteering, taking care of other people in need.
I love fashion and design as well and I’m slowing getting more into dancing now
Which I intend to make something good out of that.

Here is video...Enjoy!


Thumbs up Miss BK..Love the video. Looking forward to the album.

Y.M.
IRepCamer

Thursday, June 19, 2014

MUSIC THURSDAY....+237 LET'S GO!

Hello people...It's your fav Music Day..Thursday!

Some +237 music to cool down the nerves from yesterday's game!

Enjoy!

Fluri Boyz - Dorobucci Freestyle cover
Mavins records' trending track  "Dorobucci" Camer cover. "Doro Fluri. Doro Camer. Elle est jolie, elle vie a Bonaberi"


Sahndra Fondufe 
So Stanley won the MAMA award..Love Sahndra's Vote shout out!!



Kcee - Am In Love With My Best Friend



Wax Dey ft Omawumi - Forever
Love the Camer Naija collabo blend of Makossa & Afrobeats featuring Nigerian artist Omawumi. 
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Sandy N ft Silas - Fly Away


Museba ft J Martins - African Mama



The highlights of today's MT....


Numerica - Wallaye Billaye 
New Video Alert...Just released a few hours ago!!


Nabstar - One Day
Produced by Stefano and Nabil, “One Day" is  the official single of the One Day Movement. It is a very unique musical genre called One day Music and is a powerful infusion of rock, pop, Afro beat, hip hop and house which portrays what the movement is all about, unity and universal peace.
The one day movement currently is working on a foundation, clothing line, recording album, Mix tape, label and records. Singles  will be released every six weeks in collaboration with various Cameroonian and African artists.



Prime Time Boyz - Azonto Makossa
Prime Time Boyz dropped their breathtaking dance video AZONTO MAKOSSA. The song has sent  waves on the internet hitting over 15,500 plays on Soundcloud. The U.S based Cameroonian group has stepped up to the platform with this intense combination of Azonto and Makossa. 


For inquiries and bookings



Follow PTB 








It is almost the weekend. Enjoy the music!

Y.M.
IRepCamer

Saturday, June 14, 2014

STANLEY ENOW WINS #MAMA2014 AWARD FOR BEST NEW ACT

Hello people. It's just the first match so Camers please chill (lol). 

...And the MAMA for Best New Act 2014 goes to.....

Here is the official press release

It was a star studded affair at the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) 2014 in Durban, South Africa last
Saturday as many tuned in to watch their favourite stars representing their countries and their part of the
continent celebrated with the prestigious MAMA award.

In Cameroon this was no different as many watched on screen ready to witness the victory of our prodigal
son Stanley Enow. Amidst surprises, Stanley Enow clinched Best New Act in Durban marking a historical
point in his career and setting the tone for many other artists to follow. He also celebrated becoming the
first ever Cameroon based artist to get a verified Twitter account thus sealing his “celebrity” status.
“Hey world, at this point in time I’m still dreaming, please lemme wake up” stated Enow following his
dreamy triumph in Durban.

The Samsung ambassador’s initial nomination on the Best New Act category made headlines seeming almost impossible for him to bring the MAMA home as he had 2 tough contenders in Nigeria’s Burna Boy and Phyno but through resilience, determination and a rigorous daily voting campaign strategy with support from fans and other artists from afar and wide, it was proven that  "l’impossible n’est pas
Camerounais"


Breaking records is becoming more of a habit for our starboy as this week his Tumbuboss (Deluxe) video will air on the internationally acclaimed MTV music platform.
Watch Tumbuboss (Deluxe) video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAHaQxj2PsQ
Stanley & Nigerian artist, Flavour

Stanley receiving the MAMA

Twitter/Instagram Follow: @StanleyEnow
Facebook: Stanley Enow Official
Website: www.stanleyenowofficial.com
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_Enow

Have a nice weekend.

Y.M.
IRepCamer

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