Category: Arts

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LION OF AFRICA IS A MAJESTIC DECLARATION OF MUSICAL SOVEREIGNTY

LION OF AFRICA IS A MAJESTIC DECLARATION OF MUSICAL SOVEREIGNTY

When Mr. Leo released the music video for “Time” in September 2020, it was a subtle announcement; a quiet purr from a remote corner of the pride lands [...]
WHY THE LOW MUSIC RELEASE RATE IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY?

WHY THE LOW MUSIC RELEASE RATE IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY?

Every time I have been in artist hangouts, I have hardly heard conversations on music. I have hardly heard people talking about sound engineering, new [...]
SLAY QUEENS, URBAN ACTS & THE FEAR OF THE LORD.

SLAY QUEENS, URBAN ACTS & THE FEAR OF THE LORD.

The invocation of a higher power in the circles of pop culture is quite a curious thing. It is even more curious when a song that is sung by a singer [...]
IS TECHNOLOGY KILLING OUR CREATIVITY?

IS TECHNOLOGY KILLING OUR CREATIVITY?

Taking some to watch the movie "The Sound Of Music" is always a good way to fall back to infancy and to take a walk back in time through childhood. As [...]
DID JEAN MICHE KANKAN’S POPULARITY STUNT THE GROWTH OF STANDUP COMEDY IN CAMEROON?

DID JEAN MICHE KANKAN’S POPULARITY STUNT THE GROWTH OF STANDUP COMEDY IN CAMEROON?

I grew up in a small town. One of the predominant soundtracks to my life as a child was the sound of our neighbour’s radio playing loudly on Sunday mo [...]
THE CULTURE COMFORT OF A CLASSIC ALBUM

THE CULTURE COMFORT OF A CLASSIC ALBUM

Kanye albums I mentioned here which are all classics helped me make sense of a certain period in my life and made me know I was not alone in the quest [...]
BUSINESS VS EMOTION IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

BUSINESS VS EMOTION IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

I see a lot of artists with stagnant careers who keep regurgitating “work dey” left and right. They want to tell you how many hundred songs they have [...]
NGOMA – THE BRAND  AND FOUR LESSONS FOR ARTISTS

NGOMA – THE BRAND AND FOUR LESSONS FOR ARTISTS

(Before we get into the subject matter, I thought you’d like to know the cool fact that the first ever PoiseSocial article was on Ngoma and his song “ [...]
THE MISUSE OF THE NDOP CLOTH: OUR CULTURE AGAINST THE WOLRD

THE MISUSE OF THE NDOP CLOTH: OUR CULTURE AGAINST THE WOLRD

On October 4th 2020, musician Wax Dey shared the picture of a naked white man robed in what appeared to be a Ndop blanket to his Twitter account with [...]
CAMEROONIANS AND THEIR CURIOUS HABIT OF FISHING IN SWIMMING POOLS: THE LEGACY OF MANU DIBANGO

CAMEROONIANS AND THEIR CURIOUS HABIT OF FISHING IN SWIMMING POOLS: THE LEGACY OF MANU DIBANGO

My best read of 2020 was Patrick Chabal’s “The Politics of Suffering and Smiling” in which he sketches a theory of African politics. Chabal argues tha [...]
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