Afro-pop artiste, Asaba, taking music industry by storm.

Award-winning afro-pop artiste, Asaba, is taking the entertainment industry by storm with her vocal tune and genre of afropop. Her’s is a clear influence of some makossa and njang.

With her real name Mary Asombang Asaba, she is one of the country’s most promising stars currently shaping the future of Cameroonian music.

The songwriter and performer, it should be said, is signed to a UK-based record Label, Starfish Entertainment

She rose to prominence doing vocal backing for top Cameroonian artists like: Daphne, Mr Leo and Salatiel among others. 

In 2020, she signed with Starfish Entertainment which launched her career as a lead performing artist with the release of her single, Yele.

Since then, she has released five other singles among which are; Big Dreams, Dodokido, Dix Ans and Mon Bebe. 

In 2022, she officially released her first Extended Play, EP, titled Lighter. It featured Mr Leo, MicMonsta, Locko, Kameni and Cleo Grae.

Asaba is a lover of the rich cultural values of Cameroon. Her songs cover topics such as hope, family and inner strength. 

She stands out as one of the most outstanding cultural ambassadors of the Lebialem culture where she hails from. 

Her most popular songs include: Mon Bebe released in 2021; Big Dreams released in 2020; We are Champions featuring Mr Leo, Salatiel released in 2016 and The Bright Light Project - We do it for Africa featuring Salatiel, Mr. Leo, Daphne released in 2015. 

She has equally bagged several awards. Some of these are; Urban Jamz Awards for Best Vocal Performance 2022, Cameroon Music Evolution Awards for Best Song Writer. 

Asaba was also at one time nominated for AFRIMA award for Best Female Artist in Central Africa. This alone, raised her bar to be among the best in the Central African sub region.

According to the artiste, her biggest challenge growing up as a young girl was insecurity. She said then, at times, she was not feeling beautiful enough in her skin. This, she said affected her passion and drive. 

Music, she said, became her safe haven and driving factor. Asaba is aiming through music to be the voice that reaches out to people in time of need to encourage, strengthen and inspire hope.

She is further counting on her experience to boost the morale of others to accept themselves irrespective of form, shape and size.

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