Stanley Enow

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Stanley Enow
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Enow's spotlight interview with NdaniTV
Background information
Birth name Stanley Ebai Enow
Also known as Bayangi Boy[1]
Born Bamenda, Cameroon[2]
Origin Douala, Cameroon[3]
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, radio and tv presenter, voice actor
Years active 2013–present
Labels Motherland Empire[4]
Associated acts Nyanda, Michael Kiessou, F.A.B., Duc Z
Website stanleyenowofficial.com

Stanley Ebai Enow is a Cameroonian rapper, radio and TV presenter, and voice actor. He is the co-owner of the record label, Motherland Empire.[5][6] Enow is best known for his 2013 single "Hein Père".[1] He was the first Cameroonian to win in the Best New Act category at the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards.[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 completed 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 with a degree in business journalism from the University of Douala.[2][4]

Career[edit]

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.[10] Enow hosted the television music show Mboa,[4] and has done voice-over advertising for the Pan African telecommunications 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 was ranked at number 1 on Reverbnation's Cameroon list,[16] and on Trace Africa's Top 10 Songs.[17] The remix of the song features South African artist F.A.B.[18][19] Enow's second single, "TumbuBoss" or "Toumbou Boss Deluxe", was released in April 2014.[20][21]

At the first Cameroon Academy Awards in 2013, Enow took home 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 also 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 5 October 2014, he released the music video for "Njama Njama Cow", which was directed by Shamack Allharamadji [27]

In July 2015, Enow dropped his debut studio album titled Soldier Like My Papa. "Work Hard (Le Père Noël)" was released as the fifth single from the aforementioned album. The music video for the song was released on September 11, 2015.[28]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • Tumbuboss (2014)[29]

Selected singles[edit]

  • "Hein Père" (2013)
  • "TumbuBoss" (2014)
  • "Slippery When Wet (Remix)" (Nyanda featuring Stanley Enow) (2014)
  • "Njama Njama Cow" (2014)
  • "Black Commando (Made of Black song)" (Fuse ODG featuring Stanley Enow & Olamide) (2014)
  • "Njama Njama Cow remix"(featuring Sarkodie) (2014)
  • "How E Go Be" (2face Idibia featuring Stanley Enow) (2015)
  • "Black I Am (Made of Black song)" (Gasha featuring Stanley Enow) (2015)
  • "King Kong"(featuring DJ Neptune) (2015)
  • "Work Hard"(le père noel) (2015)
  • "Phoenix" (2016)[30]
  • "Adore you" Ft Mr Eazi (2017)
  • "Elle est là" (2018)
  • "Caramel" ft. Davido (2018)
  • "Casanova" (2018)
  • "My Way" ft TZY Panchak and Locko (2018)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Cameroon Academy Awards
Year Nominee/work Award Result
2013 Himself Best Male Artist of the Year Won[22]
Best Urban Artist of the Year Won[22]
Balafon Music Awards
Year Nominee/work Award Result
2013 Hein Père Best Video of the Year Won[14]
MTV Africa Music Awards
Year Nominee/work Award Result
2014 Himself Best New Act Won[23]
African Muzik Magazine Awards
Year Nominee/work Award Result
2014 Himself Best Male Central Africa Nominated[31]
Best New Act Won[32]
Canal d'or 10th edition (Canal 2 International Awards)
Year Nominee/work Award Result
2015 Stanley Enow Best New Act Won
Artist of the Year Nominated
Best Urban Artist Won
"Njama Njama Cow" (Remix) Best Video Nominated

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. Archived from the original on 6 June 2014. 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. Archived from the original on 6 June 2014. 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. ^ "VIDEO: Stanley Enow – Work Hard (Le Père Noël)". NotJustOk. 13 September 2015. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
  29. ^ "Tumbuboss (Deluxe Version) – EP by Stanely Enow". iTunes. 10 June 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  30. ^ "New Music Stanley Enow – Phoenix". Pulse.ng. Joey Akan. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  31. ^ "See Nominees for the African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) 2014". Bellanaija. 9 June 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  32. ^ "Sarkodie, Fuse ODG, DJ Black, others win at AFRIMMA Awards". Ghana Web. 27 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.