Stanley Enow

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Stanley Enow
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Stanley Enow at the Cameroon Academy Awards
Background information
Birth name Stanley Ebai Enow
Also known as Bayangi Boy[1]
Born Bamenda, Cameroon[2]
Origin Douala, Cameroon[3]
Genres African hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, radio and tv presenter, voice actor
Years active 2013–present
Labels Motherland Empire[4]
Associated acts Nyanda of Brick and Lace, F.A.B., Duc Z
Website stanleyenowofficial.com

Stanley Ebai Enow is a Cameroonian rapper, radio and TV presenter, voice actor, and co-owner of the record label Motherland Empire.[5][6] He is best known for his 2013 single "Hein Père".[1] 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.[7][8]

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Enow was born in Bamenda, the capital of the Northwest Region of Cameroon.[2] He is Bayangi from the Southwest Region, giving rise to his nickname "Bayangi Boy".[9] Enow grew up in Bafoussam, the capital of the West Region, where he did his primary and his secondary school at the Government Bilingual High School.[2][4] In 2007, he relocated to Douala, the capital of the Littoral Region, where he graduated in business journalism at the University of Douala.[2][4]

Career[edit]

Enow started with break-dancing and writing rap lyrics while in high school. He later performed on a show titled Groove, a Saturday night show titled Cocktail Hit Parade, and on several private radio stations where he worked as an animator and director.[10] Enow hosted the television music show Mboa,[4] and has done voice-over advertising for the Pan African telecommunication company MTN Group.[11]

Enow released his first song "Hein père" in June 2013,[12] prompting Trace TV to label him "African music Revelation of the Year."[13] The "Hein Pere" music video won the award for Best Video of the Year at the 2013 Balafon Music Awards.[14][15] The song ranked at the number 1 on Reverbnation's Cameroon list,[16] and on Trace Africa Top 10 Songs.[17] It was later remixed featuring the South African artist F.A.B.[18][19] Enow's second single "TumbuBoss (Deluxe)" (or "Toumbou Boss Deluxe") was released in April 2014.[20][21]

At the first Cameroon Academy Awards in 2013, Enow took two plaques: Male Artist of the Year and Urban Artist of the Year.[22] Enow is the only Cameroonian to be nominated for the MTV Africa Music Awards, where he won the Best New Act award in 2014.[7][8][23] He won Best New Act and was nominated for Best Male Central Africa at the 2014 African Muzik Magazine Awards.[24]

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.[25] 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.[26] On October 5, 2014, he released the music video for "Njama Njama Cow" which was directed by Shamack Allharamadji [27]

Discography[edit]

Stanley Enow concert at MTN ifest in Douala

Albums[edit]

  • Soldier Like My Papa (TBD)

EPs[edit]

  • Tumbuboss (2014)[28]

Singles[edit]

  • "Hein Père" (2013)
  • "TumbuBoss" (2014)
  • "Slippery When Wet (Remix)" (Nyanda featuring Stanley Enow) (2014)
  • "Njama Njama Cow" (2014)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Cameroon Academy Awards
Year Recipient Award Result
2013 Stanley Enow Best Male Artist of the Year Won[22]
Best Urban Artist of the Year Won[22]
Balafon Music Awards
Year Recipient Award Result
2013 Stanley Enow Best Video of the Year Won[14]
MTV Africa Music Awards
Year Recipient Award Result
2014 Stanley Enow Best New Act Won[23]
African Muzik Magazine Awards
Year Recipient Award Result
2014 Stanley Enow Best Male Central Africa Nominated[29]
Best New Act Won[30]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stanley Enow aka "Bayangi boy" hangs out with selected female fans | Iroko Heritage Magazine". Irokoheritage.com. 20 October 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Music: Stanley Enow. The Rise and Rise of "Bayangi boy" | Iroko Heritage Magazine". Irokoheritage.com. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Stanley Enow Is High Père.". The New Bamenda. 22 November 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Bio – Stanley Enow Official". Stanleyenowofficial.com. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Stanley Enow : Hein Père !" (in French). Auletch.com. 5 May 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  6. ^ La Rédaction (19 April 2013). "Stanley ENOW : " Soldier like ma papa " est destiné à changer l'atmosphère Hiphop kamer" (in French). CulturEbene. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "2014 MTV Africa Music Awards Kwazulu-Natal | Vote". Mama.mtv.com. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Newvision (8 June 2014). "Lupita Nyong'o named MTV Africa 2014 personality". Newvision.co.ug. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "Stanley Enow: Gives Cameroon Music Street Credibility! – Musicians — Pulse". Pulse.ng. 10 September 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "STANLEY ENOW: "I've always supported Cameroon Hip Hop movement"". Nexdim Empire. 4 November 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "MTN Hotspot Ad with Stanley Enow's voice over". YouTube. 26 June 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  12. ^ "Blog Archive " Stanley Enow : Man of the Year 'Hein Pere'". Nexdim Empire. 23 December 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  13. ^ Dymac. "Stanley Enow ft. F.A.B – Hein Père (Remix) | Cameroon/South Africa". Notjustok.com. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "Les résultats des Balafon Music Awards 2013 sont connus". Ndjoka. 16 December 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  15. ^ "Alison's "Let's Talk Fashion": ON EST HIGH PERE!!!! Stanley Enow's in the house. #HeinPere". Mookeh.blogspot.com. 10 September 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  16. ^ "Stanley Enow Music, Lyrics, Songs, and Videos". Reverbnation.com. 31 August 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  17. ^ "Vidéo – Stanley Enow le Lil Wayne camerounais". Trace TV. 11 January 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  18. ^ "AfriPOP! " The new and next in Global African culture " stanley enow". Afripopmag.com. 28 April 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  19. ^ VRJmusic (21 March 2014). "Mixtape : Hein Père Remix ft F.A.B de Stanley Enow". VRJmusic. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  20. ^ Ernest Kanjo (17 April 2014). "MAGICTOUCHVIDEOS Array TumbuBoss (Deluxe): Stanley Enow's second outing confirms rap hero's prowess". Tiptopstars. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  21. ^ "Exclu : Découvrez les premières images du clip " Toumbou boss deluxe " de Stanley Enow". Lebledparle.com. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  22. ^ a b c "Sonnah Awards". Cameroonacademyawards.com. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  23. ^ a b "Davido, Tiwa Savage,Flavour win six Africa music awards – Premium Times Nigeria". Premiumtimesng.com. 8 June 2014. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  24. ^ "afrimma-nominees |". Afrimma.com. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  25. ^ "Tumbuboss (Deluxe) Video By Stanley Enow Released". Modern Ghana. 15 April 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  26. ^ Ngomba, Joan (28 March 2014). "Cameroon Rapper Stanley Enow Talks New Song With Brick n Lace's Nyanda". Pulse. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  27. ^ "Njama Njama Cow - On en Parle". Je Wanda Magazine. 6 September 2014. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  28. ^ "Tumbuboss (Deluxe Version) – EP by Stanely Enow". iTunes. 10 June 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  29. ^ "See Nominees for the African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) 2014". Bellanaija. 9 June 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  30. ^ "Sarkodie, Fuse ODG, DJ Black, others win at AFRIMMA Awards". Ghana Web. 27 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.