Coffee Conversations with Greg J.: Naomi Achu

Today, we're talking with !Naomi AChu…. SHe's an incredible recording artist from Cameroon….

Posted by Kalimba Song Coffee Company on Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Naomi Achu (sometimes called the ‘Queen of Bamenda’) is a rapper and singer from Bamenda in Cameroon. Born to a diplomat father and teacher mother, Ms Achu’s career as a performing artist began early. She is said to have written her first song at 9, and sang as a student in Saker Baptist College in Limbe, Cameroon.

Ms Achu provided backup vocals for a number of artists and became the automated voice used by telecom company MTN Cameroon. In 2009, she recorded the EP ‘No Boundaries’. A 12-track album followed two years later.

She is influenced by a variety of musicians: Angelique Kidjo, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson, Mary Mary, Makoma, Mary J. Blige, Kirk Franklin, Lauryn Hill, and Erykah Badu.


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