Stanley Ebai Enow is a Cameroonian rapper, radio and TV presenter, voice actor, and co-owner of the record label Motherland Empire. He is best known for his 2013 single “Hein Père”. By getting nominated and subsequently winning the Best New Act category at the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards, Enow became the first Cameroonian to achieve this feat.
Enow was born in Bamenda, the capital of the Northwest Region of Cameroon. He is Bayangi from the Southwest Region, giving rise to his nickname “Bayangi Boy”. Enow grew up in Bafoussam, the capital of the West Region, where he completed his primary and his secondary school at the Government Bilingual High School. In 2007, he relocated to Douala, the capital of the Littoral Region, where he graduated in business journalism from the University of Douala.
Enow started writing rap lyrics and break-dancing while in high school. He later performed on Groove and Cocktail Hit Parade, two popular night shows in Cameroon. He also performed on several private radio stations, where he worked as an animator and director. Enow hosted the television music show Mboa, and has done voice-over advertising for the Pan African telecommunications company MTN Group.
Enow released his first song “Hein Père” in June 2013, prompting Trace TV to label him “African music Revelation of the Year.” The “Hein Pere” music video won the award for Best Video of the Year at the 2013 Balafon Music Awards. The song was ranked at number 1 on Reverbnation’s Cameroon list, and on Trace Africa’s Top 10 Songs. The remix of the song features South African artist F.A.B. Enow’s second single, “TumbuBoss” or “Toumbou Boss Deluxe”, was released in April 2014.
At the first Cameroon Academy Awards in 2013, Enow took home two plaques: Male Artist of the Year and Urban Artist of the Year. Enow is the only Cameroonian to be nominated for the MTV Africa Music Awards, where he won the Best New Act award in 2014. He also won Best New Act and was nominated for Best Male Central Africa at the 2014 African Muzik Magazine Awards.
Enow released “TumbuBoss” as the second single from his upcoming debut studio album, Soldier Like My Papa. The music video for the single was shot and directed by Shamack Allharamadji. In March 2014, Enow told Pulse that he worked with Nyanda on the song “In The Middle” which was produced by Jamaican producer Black Lion. On October 5, 2014, he released the music video for “Njama Njama Cow” which was directed by Shamack Allharamadji
Songs from the upcoming CD release “Soldier like ma papa”
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Ill Be Waiting
Label & Distributor: Motherland Empire/Sony