New Bell Music’s queen Reniss releases her new album Tendon. After releasing two EPs and multiple singles, Reniss brings a remarkable album full of sounds from Cameroon, Africa, and beyond. Writing in English, French, Pidgin, and her dialect, Nguemba, Reniss weaves together language and music throughout the album, creating a tapestry of original sound known as “Mboko Pop”. Download Reniss’ album Tendon here!
Reniss releases her video for “Dashiki”. Singing in English and Ngemba, Reniss tells the story of falling for someone new in this video with verdant, lush visuals from Ndukong. Scripted by Tatapong Beyala, and produced by Le Monstre in his Mboko style, “Dashiki” presents Reniss’ gorgeous vocal and distinct style. Watch Reniss’ video “Dashiki” here!
We are thrilled to share that Jovi is featured in an Vibe Magazine, one of the most respected music magazines in the U.S. In an article about the rise of trap music in Africa, Natelege Whaley traverses the continent to discover the influence of trap music on different artists. She interviews Jovi at length about his use of trap sounds, stating that “others are flipping trap and taking it to new heights sonically. ‘There is traditional music in Cameroon where you can see where trap and that music meets,’ Jovi explains. Jovi calls his hip-hop “mboko.”” Read Jovi’s interview in Vibe Magazine “From aTL to the Motherland: The Rise of Afro-Trap” here!