Music video by Daphne performing “Promets Moi”. Directed by Adah Akenji. Additional footages by William Nsai © 2017 Stevens Music Entertainment
Camer Diva and Hitmaker Daphne comes through with her new single titled Promets Moi. The anticipation from fans for Daphne to drop some new music since the success of her hit single Calee had been mounting up, so i guess now was the right time for the Diva to drop this very fine and wavy Camer tune. “Promets Moi” is a mid tempo track which may just take Daphne over the top…this is so well written and the production is dope. Promets Moi” is a song is a promise dedicated to the love of her life (T’est l’amour de ma life, baby you’re my lover…). Promets Moi has all the necesarry ingredients of a hit track. Consume without remorse.
Melcube featuring “Miss Calee” Daphne titled “Hand Bag” The song talks about the love story and commitment between the artist and his woman.
Music video by Daphne performing “Calée”. Directed by Dr Nkeng Stephens.© 2017 Stevens Music Entertainment
“Calée” is a fun, playful love song about a girl falling deeply in love. It’s easy on the ears and the music will make you want to dance as you soak in the storyline.
Produced by Salatiel
Steven’s Music Entertainment announces the release of Daphne’s newest single.
Her much anticipated single entitled “Calée,” will be released today 03/02/17. The multiple award winning artist shines on this track and continues to show why she is one of the best voices in the industry.
She’s received a lot of praise for this track, especially from Salatiel whom she partnered with for the first time to create this masterpiece. Daphne cherished this opportunity and in her words: “Working with Salatiel has been a blessing, and I look forward to other projects with him.”
“Calée” is a fun, playful love story about a girl falling deeply in love. It’s easy on the ears and the music will make you want to dance as you soak in the storyline.
With every single released, Daphne continues to bring something new and fresh into the Cameroon music industry. “I anticipate that people will love this new single and can’t wait for their feedback” says Daphne.
“Calée” which is written by Salatiel, Mr Leo and Daphne, will soon be available on all digital media outlets. However, you can stream the full track at www.stevensme.com/music/
16. Laurette La Pearl – Congo
She is fondly referred to as the female version of Fally Ipupa especially in Anglophone terms and that alone speaks volumes of the talents of this petite beauty. The Congolese music queen Laurette La Pearl has earned AFRIMMA nominations in successive years , 2015 and 2016 and has maintained stranglehold at the top of the Congolese music industry when it comes to female stars.
15. Kyaku kyadaff – Angola
Angolan star Kyaku Kyadaff comes in at number 15 topping the year with an AFRIMMA nomination. Kyaku has maintained a staedy growth since rising to the scene in Angola and his talent is drawing acclaim on the continent.
14. Charlotte Dipanda – Cameroon
Repping 237 Charlotte Dipanda is undoubtedly one of the top female musicians from the Central African region. She sept the top local awards and this ultimately eraned her international mentions including AFRIMMA 2016. Charlotte comes in at number 14 for her consistency and relevance.
13. Loko – Cameroon
Cameroon once again provides us with number 13 in the shape of crown prince of 237 Loko, the smooth voiced singer has serenaded the aears of many in the Central African region and his part on the monster hit ‘Bounce’ by Sanley Enow ft Loko and Aka has earned him critical acclaim across the continent. Loko was nominated in AFRIMMA 2016 Best New Act category.
12 . Yuri Da Cunha – Angola
Angolan star Yuri da Cunha comes in at number 12 after an impressive year of tours and sold out performances. Although his local dominance waned a little, he more than made up of for it by extending his international fan base capitalizing on his impressive win as AFRIMMA 2015 Best Male Central Africa.
11. Reniss – Cameroon
Cameroon’s young femme hitmaker Reniss makes the shortlist at number 11 becoming the second female from Cameroon. Reniss is a singer and songwriter from Mankon, Cameroon, who grew up in Douala. Reniss has developed a style that combines pop music, traditional African styles, and subject matter that connects with people across cultures. The New Bell Music singer no doubts had an impressive year.
10. Daphne – Cameroon
Daphne props up the list at number 10 after winning AFRIMMA Best Femlae Central Africa 2016 following an impressive year in the Cameroon music industry. Daphne followed up on her staedy rise the year prio to cause major scare as she ruffled establish order in the year 2016.
9. Magasco – Cameroon
Cameroon gets another representative at number 9 in the form ‘Wule Bang Bang’ crooner Magasco who became a fixture on Central African airwaves. This feat also earned him international recognition as he emerged in the Best male Central Africa category of AFRIMMA 2016. He embarked on a successful European tour and further extended his fan base.
8.Fabregas – Congo
Congolese sensation Fabregas breaks the Cameroonian monopoly at number 8 after mainating his status as a top drawer in Congolese music. Fabregas has in a little time risen to become one of the most sought after performers in tye Central African country as well as other Francophone speaking countries.
7. Ferre Golla – Congo
Congolese exponent Ferre Golla comes in at number 7 with his energetic and fascinating performances still a fixture on Central African music and party scene. Ferre Golla also bagged a nomination in the Best Male Central Africa category of AFRIMMA 2016 cementing his place as one of the best voices from Central Africa.
6. Jovi – Cameroon
Foremost Cameroonian rapper, lyricist and word play exponent Jovi le Mosnter comes in at number 6, the highly prolific rapper/ producer churns out music material like air. Despite a relatively quiet year it is testament to his ability to still retain massaive appeal. In a year where he exhibited his prducer self more and allowed other acts on the New Music label to flourish, Jovi deserves our nod at number 6.
5. Franko – Cameroon
‘Coller Le Petite’ crooner Franko enjoyed an impressive run in 2016 after his song went viral and grabbed enormous Youtube views. ‘Coller Le Petite’ became a continental sensation and no party was complete without playing it. Franko earned MTV awards nomination as well as AFRIMMA in a year that saw him establish as one of the premium acts from Central Africa.
4. Stanley Enow – Cameroon
Fire spitting rapper and Motherlan soldier Stanley Enow makes it back to back Cameroon at numbers 4 and 5 after continuing his regional dominance as well charting new frontiers. The year in review saw Stanley Enow collaborate with West Africa, South Africa, East Africa as well as North Africa as his stock continued to rise. Stanley Enow has proved over the years that he is not a flash in the pan and the Bayangi boy is here to stay.
3. Fally Ipupa – Congo
Can Central African music be discussed without the name Fally Ipupa propping up? I bet you my bottom dollar that is a no. Congolese legend Fally Ipupa is the epitome of consistency and dominance and years after his emergence he is still the yard stick of success for many up and coming as well established artist in that region. Fally Ipupa is one of the few Central African artists with genuine international recognition and would not be out of place in any of the top 3 positions.
2. C4 Pedro- Angola
Angolan maestro trumps the cards at number 2 after an brilliant music year that culminated in him winning AFRIMMA 2016 Best Male Central Africa. C4 Pedro shut down concert venues from Lisbon to Luanda and has fast emereghed as one of the most popular Angolan music stars. Couple with MTV award nomination as well as other local gongs, C4 Pedro is indisputably one of the top acts o the Central African music csape in 2016
1. MHD – Guinea/Senegal
Mohamed Sylla, better known by his stage name MHD is a French basedrapper from the 19th arrondissement of Paris. The gifted wordsmith is the precursor of “Afro Trap”, a mixture of African music and Trap music in a francophone way that has gotten the Francophone spell bound.MHD whose epnymously named EP was release in April this year is mixture of Guinea and Senegal and is without a doubt one of the top Central African artist at the moment with record numbers he has been pulling.
Daphne’s latest single “Madingwa”. Madingwa is a story about love that is wrapped and delivered through the delicate blending of R&B, afrobeat and Dancehall sounds to bring you Bikutsi like you’ve never heard before…
The video is simple and exquisite. It brings out the beauty of the sounds in visuals telling a subtle story of a man in love with his pregnant wife, playfully waiting for a baby the plan to say “Madingwa” to..
Famla” is a Sultry ballad that samples the 1981 hit (of the same title) by Tim & Foty . It is perhaps Daphne’s greatest vocals on a track yet, accompanied by heavy drums and the signature sax sounds that continue to define most the music that comes from Cameroon. It’s a blend of Makossa, Afrobeat and R&B. The result of which leaves you wanting more.
“The song addresses a very common phenomenon in my community. There is this notion that to succeed you must have used supernatural powers and that if you fail to succeed, then you must be under some kind of spell. It’s a catch 22.” Daphne.
The second single,”Madingwa”, stretches the reach of Daphne’s ability as a versatile artist. It’s raunchy, upbeat and different. It’s a fine work of art; where vocals meet crazy beats wrapped in a dancehall vibe…it’s Bikutsi like you’ve never heard before…you will dance to this!
“I wanted to do something different, I wanted to stretch my boundaries…this song was my biggest challenge yet, and I can’t wait to hear your feedback…” Daphne
Famla and Madingwa could not be more different, but they sound interestingly connected due to Daphne’s delivery style and signature vocals on both tracks…
Music video by Daphne performing “Ndolo”, featuring Ben Decca. Directed by Dr Nkeng Stephens.© 2016 Stevens Music Entertainment