Category: Staff Pick

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CAMEROON & THE POLITICS OF EMPTY SYMBOLS

CAMEROON & THE POLITICS OF EMPTY SYMBOLS

A friend of mine often jokes that when Paul Biya leaves power, a special budget will have to be voted in the National Assembly to remove his portrait [...]
WIZKID’S LOSS & THE PROBLEM WITH THE GRAMMYS

WIZKID’S LOSS & THE PROBLEM WITH THE GRAMMYS

On Sunday, Wizkid lost the Grammy award for Best Global Album to Angelique Kidjo. It marked the second time, in three years, that a Nigerian urban act [...]
OF WHAT USE ARE RECORDS LABELS IN CAMEROON?

OF WHAT USE ARE RECORDS LABELS IN CAMEROON?

The average Cameroonian understands a record label to be a business that has as objective to scout, develop, market and promote artists. In a post on [...]
SNAZZY SHIKENA: AFRO LOVE LP, THE ARTIST, AND TIMING

SNAZZY SHIKENA: AFRO LOVE LP, THE ARTIST, AND TIMING

Snazzy is one of those artists that has just not managed to be in the right place at the right time. His music shows his diversity in style and he has [...]
WHAT IS THE TRUE VALUE OF A CANAL 2’OR?

WHAT IS THE TRUE VALUE OF A CANAL 2’OR?

 Another two years, another ceremony. I’d have loved, as I did in 2019, to do a “highs and lows” article of the award ceremony, breaking down in a lis [...]
TANGUI’S GENERICIZATION AND MARKETING WARS WITH SUPERMONT

TANGUI’S GENERICIZATION AND MARKETING WARS WITH SUPERMONT

Listen to Audio:   What is Genericization? To ‘Google’ something nowadays means using any search engine to retrieve information from t [...]
TENOR’S ARREST AS A WINDOW INTO OUR LEGAL EDUCATION

TENOR’S ARREST AS A WINDOW INTO OUR LEGAL EDUCATION

I’m not a stranger to arrests by the police. In fact, I have slept in a police cell three times in Cameroon. I know even the thought of it scares ma [...]
BUILDING YOUR TRIBE

BUILDING YOUR TRIBE

One advantage of technology especially the internet and social media is that you are no longer restricted to interacting and working with the people i [...]
PRESSURE: IS JOVI THE LAST OF A DYING BREED?

PRESSURE: IS JOVI THE LAST OF A DYING BREED?

2012 was a year in a pivotal era in African music, and just music in general. It was a time marking a great shift in the mentality of musicians across [...]
THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF KOTTO BASS’ ARTISTRY.

THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF KOTTO BASS’ ARTISTRY.

  Today we fault our artistes on one hand for “sounding foreign” and, on the other hand, our public for listening to “foreigners” and not “suppo [...]
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