Stanley Enow

Bio

A native of the Bayangi tribe in Manyu in Cameroon's South West region, Stanley Ebai Enow was born and raised in Bafoussam, a city in the West region of Cameroon. He left his hometown for Douala, the country’s economic capital. Having a great interest in creative works and culture, he graduated in Business Journalism at the University of Douala in 2011. While studying, Stanley kick started a career as a radio host and got spotted by Cameroon’s urban culture pioneer and respected veteran, Tony Nobody. Thanks to his talent and passion, Stanley quickly became the go-to media personality, hosting popular television music show 'MBOA' and the 'Stanley Urban Radio Show'.

Having such great comfort in front of cameras or on stage, Stanley Enow was frequently picked to host concerts featuring international artists such as France’s leading hip-hop band Sexion D’Assaut. Enow also got noticed by the pan-African telecommunications giant MTN, which hired him for two advertising campaigns. While building a solid reputation in the hip-hop world, Enow gradually began working on his own songs. As an English-speaker evolving in a Francophone area, Enow shaped a musical identity of his own, standing halfway between native Southwest heritage and global urban music trends. He raps mainly in “Francanglais”, the local slang blending French, English and local Cameroonian dialects.

He released his first single 'Hein Père' in mid-2013. It was followed in 2014 by his debut EP, 'TumbuBoss'. His debut full-length album, 'Soldier Like My Papa', is due out in late 2014. In 2013 he won the Cameroon Academy Awards (Sonnah) for Best Urban Male and Best Male Artist. In 2014 he won MTV Africa Music Award for Best New Act, confirming his status as the most prominent hip-hop and urban music act from Cameroon.

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CMDouala, Cameroon
In operation since: 
2013

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Profile added by DJ Okapi on 28 Oct 2014
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