Category: Culture

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GENESIS: KO-C SIZZLES IN HIS DEBUT ALBUM (REVIEW)

GENESIS: KO-C SIZZLES IN HIS DEBUT ALBUM (REVIEW)

As far as the state of contemporary hip hop goes in Cameroon, K0-C has been a perfect embodiment of one side of the clash of philosophies that drove a [...]
AFROBEATS HAS NO SUBSTANCE: IS BURNA BOY RIGHT?

AFROBEATS HAS NO SUBSTANCE: IS BURNA BOY RIGHT?

A few days before the release of his 7th album, Burna Boy made a statement that did not sit well with many Africans. He talked about Afrobeats lacking [...]
DEATH OF MEDIOCRITY PART 6: ARTISTS TRAVEL ABROAD TO KILL THEIR CAREERS

DEATH OF MEDIOCRITY PART 6: ARTISTS TRAVEL ABROAD TO KILL THEIR CAREERS

There was a time in Cameroon when artists went abroad to enhance their careers. Many Makossa legends went to France where they had access to better pr [...]
HIP HOP IS 50 YEARS OLD TODAY

HIP HOP IS 50 YEARS OLD TODAY

On the morning of August 11th 1973, in the New York City borough of the Bronx, 18 year old Clive Campbell woke up early to prepare for a party he had [...]
DEATH OF MEDIOCRITY PART 5: THE NET WORTH OF CAMEROONIAN ARTISTS

DEATH OF MEDIOCRITY PART 5: THE NET WORTH OF CAMEROONIAN ARTISTS

“It took me 27 years of Hard work to set aside 12 Million Dollars.” - Richard Bona When we talk of Cameroonian artists that are financially buoyant [...]
DEATH OF MEDIOCRITY PART 2: THE WEAKEST LINKS IN OUR ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

DEATH OF MEDIOCRITY PART 2: THE WEAKEST LINKS IN OUR ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

With Libianca’s name in the global music conversation, every Cameroonian artist must be thinking they too can be there. One to one in any category fro [...]
DEATH OF MEDIOCRITY PART 1: TRYING TO CONQUER FRENCH AFRICA IS THINKING BACKWARDS

DEATH OF MEDIOCRITY PART 1: TRYING TO CONQUER FRENCH AFRICA IS THINKING BACKWARDS

In recent outings, Nabil Fongod, who is one of the pioneers of what we call urban culture/entertainment in Cameroon has been firing shots against what [...]
MEET VAGABON; CAMEROON’S FIRST INDIE ROCK MUSICIAN?

MEET VAGABON; CAMEROON’S FIRST INDIE ROCK MUSICIAN?

If you streamed her music online or looked at the CD cover of her album, the label will tell you her name is Vagabon. However this young lady was born [...]
IS THERE SPACE FOR INTELLECTUAL RAP IN CAMEROON?

IS THERE SPACE FOR INTELLECTUAL RAP IN CAMEROON?

Tino Foy had once published an article right here on PoiseSocial where he explored the relevance of culture in Cameroonian rap music. He briefly exami [...]
BEHIND THE OBJECTS AND ANIMALS ON THE TOGHU

BEHIND THE OBJECTS AND ANIMALS ON THE TOGHU

A few weeks ago, I was roaming around the Obili neighbourhood in Yaoundé. For those who know the capital city, this is one of the neighbourhoods with [...]
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