Reniss grew up in the neighbourhood of Mabanda, in Douala, Cameroon. Reniss was actively involved in church choirs at New Covenant and Presbyterian Church in Douala, and began singing at the age of 13. After traveling and performing in church events for many years, Reniss began working with Cameroonian producer and artist, Jovi. Reniss released her first singles, “Fire” and “Holy Wata” in 2011 and 2012, respectively, under Mumak record label. She continued to work with Jovi, featuring on his debut album, H.I.V, in 2012, on the title track “H.I.V”. In 2013, Reniss released her first EP, Afrikan Luv, an electronic influenced hybrid of pop and African rhythms, under the New Bell Music label.

[1] In Afrikan Luv Reniss sings in English, French, Pidgin, and Ngeumba (her native language).

Reniss released “C’est La Vie”, her first music video with New Bell Music in October 2013. She gained wider popularity in Cameroon after featuring in the song and video “B.A.S.T.A.R.D” by Jovi in January 2014.[2] In August 2015, Reniss released her second EP Milkish. After releasing several more videos, Reniss released “La Sauce” in May 2016, gaining 2 million views in 6 months. Reniss’ debut LP Tendon was released in October 2016. Produced by Jovi under his alias “Le Monstre”, the album is a hybrid of many genres including Bottle Dance, Njang, Bend Skin, Bikutsi, Makossa, dance hall, RnB, and others, creating a genre Reniss calls “Mboko Pop”.

Albums: Tendon(Listen here here)


  • Afrikan LuV [2013]
  • Milkish [2015]