Ngoma

Atanga Schneider Ngoma (born April 15, 1995), popularly known as Ngoma, is a Cameroonian rapper (Hip Hop/ Afrobeat), songwriter, and entertainer. Born and raised in Limbe, and hails from the Awing Fondom of the North West Region of Cameroon. He has a unique sound and his creativity is demonstrated in his rap style which combines the local 90’s sound with urban contemporary style, thus producing art. His rap comprises languages like Ngemba (his native tongue), EnglishFrenchPidgin English and Camfranglais demonstrating his lyrical strength & unique rap style. Ngoma rose to the musical lamplight in 2017 with the release of “Sors De Ce Corps“, the first single from his debut studio album scheduled to be released in 2020. “Mangosi” (featuring Kikoh and Nernos Le Kamsi)”, and “All Les Day” were also released as singles from the coming Greatest Of All Time (G.O.A.T) album.

 

His mother is a businesswoman and his late father was a mechanical engineer. During his upbringing, he listened to songs recorded by KassavPrinceBrenda FassieManu Dibango, John Minang, and Morgan Heritage. In his early life, he attended Street Care Foundation Primary School and Sacred Heart College Mankon. Ngoma went by the stage name “Trix” until 2011, as he explained during an interview with Nostalgie radio presenter, Brice Albin in 2015 describing his life in a nutshell. Being more of a writer, he wrote and performed verses in clubs during his college days and only frequented studios for the recording experience until he was more decisive on his interest in music. In mid-2012, he dropped out of the University of Yaoundé II (Soa) to focus on his craft. He recorded his debut single “Afe Nkap” with Sangtum, formerly known as “Dijay Pazzo”, followed by its official video directed by Adah Akenji[2]. Known to release only singles yearly, Ngoma has released other singles like “Ekié” in 2015, “Sors De Ce Corps” in 2016, “Mangosi” (featuring Kikoh and Nernos Le Kamsi)” in 2017, and “All Les Day” in 2018. During this timeline, he’s been working on his long anticipated album.

 

Ngoma has stated many times that, because of his musical background and understanding of both old school hip-hop and Afrobeat, he can be the key to enabling modern local music and Afro-Trap to go mainstream in Cameroon and Africa at large. Often described as Camer’s most branded musician[3]

JeWanda Magazine reiterated that Ngoma was ahead of his time by enriching the Cameroonian culture with his controversial lyrics and style, a mix of the old and new school[4]. We get a clear glimpse of this in his music videos for “Mangosi” and “All Les Day” directed by Shamak Allharamaji.

Ngoma is building a solid buzz for himself day by day and letting the world know his bars and rhymes are ahead of his time. Amongst is recorded collaborations is a single with Tanzanian singer and BET Awards winner, Rayvanny which is yet to drop in his upcoming debut album “G.O.A.T”[5].

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