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Five Cameroonian singers eye AFRIMA 2017 award

Daphne, Ewube,Mimie, Montess, Renis, all Cameroonian female singers are vying to be the best at the 2017 All African Music Awards (AFRIMA).

The Cameroonian young artists make five out of the seven singers in this year’s AFRIMA best female artist list.

The award, scheduled to take place on November 12, will see one of the singers crowned the AFRIMA 2017 best female artist in Central Africa.

Daphne is an urban artiste who sings Makossa, reggae and Afrobeat. She released her first track ‘Rastafari’ in 2013 and has steadily risen ever since. Her nominated single ‘Calee’ has over seven million views on YouTube. ‘Calee’ is a song of childhood crush which blossomed into sizzling romance.

Ewube for her part, is a dance hall diva who is known for her rave single ‘Party All Nyte’ and her collaboration in Mboa Mixtape video Vol 1, ‘Trowey’. She shows her elegant and sensual side in the nominated single ‘Fall for You’. The single is a slow reggae song about falling heads obver heels in love.


While Mimie is an Afro-dancehall singer. She is an entertainer who had been a movie actress before doing some becoming a songwriter and singer. Mimie started her music career with the rave ‘Warrior’ single. Her nominated single ‘Dance Fi You’ draws inspiration from the intimacy of couples dancing for one another. The video displays sultry moves by delectable women and displays of affection amongst couples.

Montess for part is a reggae and dancehall sensation. Her single ‘Love with the Gun man’ is poetic as it expresses pleasure and frustration in the love game with a cool player.The single is fast becoming a reggae anthem in the country.

Meanwhile, Cameroonian singer and songwriter, Renis, sings in English, French, Nguemba, and Pidgin English. The ‘Mboko’ singer became recognised when she featured in Jovi’s single ‘B.A.S.T.A.R.D’ in 2014. She rose to music spotlight with her single ‘La Sauce’ in 2016, and won the AFRIMA 2016 best female artiste in Central Africa. Reniss has done covers on the songs of Miriam Makeba, Cesaria Evora, and Bella Bellow.

Her nominated single ‘Manumuh’ tells a story of love that endures, that cares in times of pain and struggle. It is also a passionate plea to be set free from her mother and her family.

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