Category: Staff Pick

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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 [...]
CAMEROON’S YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRENDS OF THE PAST DECADE

CAMEROON’S YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRENDS OF THE PAST DECADE

A lot has changed since I started my entrepreneurship journey in 2014. At the time, we were a few years into the massive success of Facebook. Building [...]
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 [...]
HOW BLOGGERS LOST SIGHT OF THE GOAL

HOW BLOGGERS LOST SIGHT OF THE GOAL

Blogging has changed. When we started we all wanted to talk about the various interesting things happening in our culture, in the entertainment indust [...]
WE HAVE AN INFLUENCER PROBLEM

WE HAVE AN INFLUENCER PROBLEM

In Cameroon, the word influencer exists in a grey area. It thrives and morphs in the most whimsical of manners. One day it defines a lady who had a su [...]
I AM FROM MINNESOTA – LIBIANCA

I AM FROM MINNESOTA – LIBIANCA

Despite giving a shout-out to Bamenda in the opening lines of her hit single, Libianca, in an interview with RollingStone magazine, claims her America [...]
‘CHACUN SA CHANCE:’ THE SUCCESS OF KRYS M’S MUSIC

‘CHACUN SA CHANCE:’ THE SUCCESS OF KRYS M’S MUSIC

KRYS M’s ‘Chacun sa chance’ is the biggest song released in the country during the year 2022. In just 5 months, the video has gathered 14 million view [...]
𝐀𝐅𝐑𝐎𝐁𝐄𝐀𝐓𝐒 𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐒𝐔𝐒 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐑𝐄𝐒𝐓 𝐎𝐅 𝐀𝐅𝐑𝐈𝐂𝐀

𝐀𝐅𝐑𝐎𝐁𝐄𝐀𝐓𝐒 𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐒𝐔𝐒 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐑𝐄𝐒𝐓 𝐎𝐅 𝐀𝐅𝐑𝐈𝐂𝐀

The general reaction is celebratory - African music is taking over the world and changing the way the rest of the world looks at Africa and Africans i [...]
THE CULTURAL REFERENCES IN TINO FOY’S ‘ABOUT TIME’ EP

THE CULTURAL REFERENCES IN TINO FOY’S ‘ABOUT TIME’ EP

Besides serving as an accompaniment to our daily activities, music does very many other things for us. Music as a vehicle of culture is one function o [...]
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