At launch of Music Legend Show season 2: Orange Cameroun thrills thousands at Yaounde concert.

Dancers thrilling thousands during Orange Cameroun concert

Leading telecoms company, Orange Cameroun, has launched Season II of its Music Legend Show, in Yaounde, thrilling thousands of music lovers. The Music Legends Show Season II was launched at the Yaounde Multipurpose Sports Complex July 3.

The concert kick-started an innovative 24-episode-long top music quality show geared towards valourising Cameroonian music and culture. 

The concert was attended by the Director General of Orange Cameroun, Patrick Benon, and a host of other dignitaries of the company and invited personalities.   

When the concert began, the fans were entreated to live music bands. 

This was followed by a chain of performances from both young and old generation artists with rising queen of Sahelian music, Tao, mounting the podium. 

59-year-old Afro-jazz artiste with international experience, Sally Nyollo, took the crowd through a music experience demonstrating a blend of styles, rhythms, and fusing forest sounds with urban beats.

The winner of the first season of the Orange Music Legend show, Cysoul, then mounted the podium. 

He left the crowd in awe, dancing to the rhythm of his hit songs RendezVous, Je tombe aussi, Salazar, and Mavini.

Afro-pop diva, Rinyu, also left the audience spellbound when she crooned and warbled her most popular hit song, Controller

As the evening grew older, other music icons like Mr Leo, Fadyl le Sorcier, PhillBill, and Prince Ndedi Eyango also thrilled the crowed. 

 

Dancers performing on stage during concert 

 

 

 

Last season winner shares experience

Speaking to the press after performing at the concert, Cysoul praised the initiative of the telecommunication giant and thanked Orange Cameroun for the experience. 

“Last season was a great experience for me. I learned a lot of things during the Orange Music Legend show. I thank all the legends that took part especially Afo Akom who hasn’t been well recently and we wish him great recovery,” Cysoul said.

He then harped on the worth of the music show contest in the Cameroonian context.  

“It is important for our country’s culture to have these legends blend with the new generation transmitting all that they have learned musically and at personal level and to shine the cultures of our beloved nation at the highest level,” the singer stated. 

Cysoul also shared his experience performing on the same stage with other great names in the music industry during the launch of the new season. 

He said: “I hope that the participants for this season will have the same experience as I did especially with the calibre of music legends that will be involved in this season two. I have seen Sally Nyolo and Donny Elwood whom I adore because he has brought a lot to our music culture and to me as an artist”.

He also urged the young stars participating in the current season of the Music Legend Show to shine, learn and have fun. 

“That is the most important thing because competition is the heritage of Cameroonian culture that will be on display during the Orange Music Legend. Thank you Orange Cameroun,” he emphasised. 

Performers during concert in Yaounde

 

 

 

Rinyu expresses delight 

On her part, afro-pop diva, Rinyu, expressed her delight to be amongst the big names in the Cameroon’s music industry. 

“I’m here to have fun with all the artists, legends, or stars because I know that it is by connection and by being together that we are going to make the industry grow even bigger,” she said, adding that: “I just want to share ideas with other people, relax, have fun and do some good music”. 

She then elevated the organisers for the initiative which she described as “important” for the development of the industry and culture. 

“Some of us who have never met our legends before, will get the opportunity to be with them, talk with them, to even sing with them, take pictures together and hear their stories. So, a big-up to the organisers for putting this together,” she asserted. 

She also, called on her fans to continue to support her through the new experience. 

Partial view of spectators at the Orange Music Legend show

 

 

 

“Congratulations to Orange Cameroun”

Popular Cameroonian guitarist and singer, Albert Dieudonné Ella Owoudou, who goes by the stage name, Donny Elwood, was not indifferent to the initiative of Orange Cameroun in valorising Cameroonian culture. 

The singer who is popular known for the song ‘Négro et beau’, expressed his satisfaction and pride to be on stage and counted amongst the legends in the music industry in Cameroon. 

“To be in the midst of the young ones overwhelms my heart because we are of the past generation,” he said, adding that: “It feels good to know that there are younger artists who want to follow the same path as we did so that together we can construct a poetic future”.

He emphasised that “music is soul of a people. So, congratulations to Orange Cameroun for this initiative which will permit the sharing of ideas between generations and for the older generation to transmit their knowledge and wisdom to the younger generation”.