dinsdag 27 oktober 2020

Martino Ngalle

Ngalle Miyenga Martin a.k.a. Martino Ngalle is one of todays most talented young Makossa crooners. Born June 29, 1982 in Mbanga in a musical family, embraced the world of music in 2000 when he returned to continue his studies in Mbanga in the third grade. He joined one of the best orchestras in Moungo called BNG (the New Generation Bao) and created a music club at Mbanga high school. Subsequently he joined the cabarets in Douala, the music school, with several participations in various competitions for “best singer”.

In 2005 he was the winner of “The Class” a competition for the best singer which was organized by Dora Decca. The competition was broadcasted in the local media and the gain that he won was the production of his first album.

Martino has since developed into an artist who can make a living from his work. He has released several albums and is not only distinguished by his vocal qualities but is also gaining more and more praise as a composer and arranger.

♫ Video Clip: 2020 – Martino Ngalle – Vero

♫ Video Clip: 2020 – Martino Ngalle – Tondo Mba

♫ Video Clip: 2014 – Martino Ngalle ft. Tony Nobody – Je sais aimer (remix)


maandag 7 september 2020

Makossa Nostalgie Podcast

Now listen to 5 episodes with over 2 and a half hours of non-stop Makossa Nostalgie on the Makossa Original podcast.

vrijdag 31 juli 2020

Djene Djento

Born in 1963, Djene Djento started his career in the late Seventies as singer in Salle John’s band ‘Les Johnco.’ In the early Eighties he joined the band ‘N’Kumbe’, together with Manulo, Ngoloko Zachée and Patrick Djeky. In 1983 it was also Manulo who signed for the musical direction of Djene Djento’s first solo album Debroussailler. The album became a huge hit in Cameroon, was ‘record of the year' in 1985 and brought Djene Djento a golden record. Several hit albums followed during the Eighties, but after the LP ‘Pompé’, released in 1990 a period of silence followed. In 1999 he was back in the charts with the CD ‘8e Commandement’ released on the JPS label. In 2018 he announced the release of a new album ‘Vivre Ensemble’.

Today, Djene Djento is no longer making the news with his musical achievements, but by criticizing fellow artists who believe that after more than 40 years it becomes time that President Paul Biya makes way for another.


vrijdag 13 december 2019

Sam Batcho

Samuel Tchomagni, also known as Sam Batcho, started his musical career in the 70s as a drummer for 'Les Jokers', Jean Paul Mondo's band. With this group he also recorded his first 45 rpm single, 'Makom Ma Bobe' / 'O Si Dia Mba'.

After Sam Fan Thomas had scored an enourmous hit with 'African typic collection', Sam Batcho toured all over the world as drummer in Sam Fan Thomas's band. They popularized the makassi rhythm and in 1986 Sam Fan Thomas and Jean Paul Mondo accompanied Batcho on his first solo album under the name Groupe Tamis d'Or. This album was followed in 1988 by the album ‘More Makassi’. In the 90s he released two more CDs, 'Ndol'asu' in 1995 and 'Makassi Dance' in 1997.

zaterdag 7 december 2019

Aimé Parfait

Aimé Parfait, talented new generation Makossa singer/composer. In 2013 he scored a huge hit with the song ‘Aimé Nya Maria. His most recent album ‘My Number One’ came out in 2019.

♫ Clip 2019: Aimé Parfait – My Number One
♫ Clip 2013: Aimé Parfait – Aimé Nya Maria
♫ Clip 2015: Aimé Parfait – Je Suis Fou D’Elle


zondag 1 december 2019

Andre Marie Tala

See my other blog AfricOriginal  for a biography and an extended discography of Andre Marie Tala.