Mboko Leak and a New Era of Online Piracy in Cameroon

Dzekashu MacViban   Music piracy has acquired an almost legal status in Cameroon, with burnt copies of albums on display in various markets countrywide. This has been going on for so long, such that many of those who buy aren’t…

Afrikan Luv Unapologetically Flaunts its African-[ness]

Dzekashu MacViban As a latecomer to the Cameroonian musical scene, hip-hop has been on a gradual but steady rise in an over-congested milieu where, according to Kangsen Feka Wakai, “for at least two decades, it would play fifth fiddle to…

Jovi; A New Chapter in Cameroonian Hiphop

Kangsen Feka Wakai Last year, the Cameroonian hip-hop scene took a major step in consolidating its place in the African hip-hop world with MuMak’s release of Jovi’s self-produced debut album, H.I.V (Humanity Is Vanishing).   Before Jovi’s emergence, no solo Cameroonian…

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