Once upon a time in Cameroon people didnt even care about who produced a song, nowadays you cant even get to any blog, see a cover art without the name of a producer written on it. cameroonian music is gathering momentum and its on its way to make a psychedelic effect on the continent. Creative producers have been the brains behind high quality songs that gained massive airplay in cameroon , Africa and the world. Today if you see Foreigners vibing and getting along with cameroonian songs, it is thanks to this Hitmakers who have spent endless time in mastering their craft, to give the public such killer songs you listen to on a daily basis. That these songs are talked about very often and fancied across the country is a testament of the quality of work producers put into making the beats. Below are the highly sought after music producers from Cameroon who have made their mark in the music making waves in the country and beyond. This list aims at shedding spotlight on the big names behind the creative direction of the music being produced from Cameroon , they are responsible for almost all the hit songs currently.
Ndukong Godlove Nfor known by his producer pseudonym Le Monstre and also by his Stage name Jovi is a rapper, songwriter, sound engineer, entrepreneur, and record producer based in Yaounde Cameroon. Jovi who happens to be the Boss of his Label New Bell Music , Is the most hardworking and most successful producer from Cameroon. Le Monstre has been producing professionally for more than 5 years. We had a little glimpse of his production in his Album H.I.V which is the most classical, professional album the Music industry has seen till date. He produced classics such as Don 4 kwat, 2much ft Magasco and a couple of other songs in his debut album when he was still signed Under Mumak. The positive response from fans definitely made him to work even harder. After starting his own label around 2013, Le monstre’s production fingers were fusing hot to make hits he had always wanted to gain the artistic pride which Cameroon had lost over the years. What makes him unique and difficult to copy is his creativity, he is able to blend the different Cameroonian cultures to yield a seemingly outrageous outcome. Today Le Monstre is known as one of the continent’s most original producers of African hip hop. He fuses trap, electronic, industrial, and other genres with Cameroonian rhythms and instrumentation. Instead of using the technique of traditional hip hop sampling, he creates original samples in his music, reason why he has been gaining much attention from International Magazines such as The Fader in the USA and many more. Le Monstre has produced more than 100 songs with more still to come. His production on his MbokoGod album earned him a nomination at the prestigious Kora Awards 2016. Le Monstre produced hit singles such as La sauce(Reniss), Akon (Shine the light),Et p8 koi(Jovi ), Cash(Jovi), Don 4 wkat(Jovi), Dashiki (Reniss), Zele(Jovi), Reniss(Michael Jackson ft Jovi) and other classics such as Check sense(Jovi ft Pascal), Nencho(Jovi), Mongshung(Jovi), Mon Nom(Tilla ft Pascal), Kana Kana(Pascal) etc. With this very juicy profile it was just right that he earned the number 1 spot.
Salatiel known by many as a Music Artist is also a producer who can easily switch his production prowess to any genre of music, R&B, soul, hip hop, makossa, Afrobeat etc. Salatiel who happens to be Label Boss of Alpha Better Records is also the Mentor, musical trainer and producer of Mr Leo. He started learning how to produce in November 2007, and kicked off profesionally in 2008. Salatiel has produced hundreds of songs, some of the high profile Artists he has produced are Nar6 Pryze “sasayé”, Annie Anzouer, Sergio pollo, Manu dibango, Dynastie le Tigre, Locko, Coco Argentee, One Rocky, Petit Champion, Mr Leo etc. Salatiel has caught the attention of many foreign artists, and he is currently producing a song for Skales, Debordeaux ft Mr leo and many more surprises coming soon. Salatiel has produced hits like E go betta, Fap kolo, On va Gerer, Dingue de toi by Dynastie le tigre, Ca se passe ici and Kemayo by Mr Leo just to name a few. Salatiel has proven in all capacities his artistry in producing an avalanche of tunes. His works are so extensive to list, from the few it is easy to relate why he earns spot 2.
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Winney Stand is a Cameroonian producer based in Yaounde. Winney is also known for his versatility across different genres. He started of his production journey in 2007 and has since then produced a huge number of songs. Winney has made a name from a number of hit songs he has produced such as Babaah, touh mbap for Featurist. Allez for Daphne Alemok for Michael kiessou. Nsongo for makon and many other songs still in the pipeline. With this profile it was only right that his spot is well deserved. Winney has proven he is upto the task in his many years as a producer, and it’s exciting to see what he’ll accomplish as his talents refine with time.
5. Ivo Trilby
The list won’t be Valid without Ivo Trilby on it. Ivo is a certified producer for hits, he has been producing for 7 years now. He is responsible for Maahlox’s hit songs such as “Ca sort come Ca sort”, “Tuer pour Tuer”, “Tu montes tu descends”,and many other songs from Maahlox. He has produced for other upcoming acts such as Ztra , Tity-p, Yoriday etc. He cuts the image of a genius in the Cameroon music industry and the list would have been irrelevant if he didnt make the cut . He currently is the main producer for the Label Zone2rap based in Yaounde.With Ivo, you can be guaranteed that more hits will be coming your way.
6. Softouch Beats
Softouch Beats known by some as Softouch is a douala based soundproducer, sound designer and beatmaker. He started learning how to be a beatmaker and producer low key in 2005 and professionally in 2010. Softouch has also produced a good number of songs in his career. He has produced for home based Artist such As Stanley Enow , métissage, edel koula, Paul henry (aka janea), beko sadey, tzy panchako etc. Well Softouch is not only well known at home, he is currently producing songs for Artist from Tchad such as ANNE ,ABZIZ, JDR and many more Top African Artists in the pipeline. Some of the Hit Songs/ popular songs he has produced are Stanley Enow ft Sarkodie(Njama Njama Cow),King Kong(Stanley enow ft Dj Neptune) , Bounce(Stanley enow ft Locko ,AKA) , i will be waiting and have a dream(ft BILL MUICHA) for Stanley Enow. Softouch has made a name for himself and is one of the most hard working and prolific producers the Cameroonian Music Industry has got.
7. Phillbill beats
Phillbill is a blessing to the Cameroon music industry, His many years of experience has journeyed him to become a powerhouse in the music industry. He started producing for his group Rythmz and a couple of buea based artist some years back, Since then his repertoire includes some of Africa’s leading musicians and celebrities such as X Maleya , Lady Ponce etc. He is best known for blending Bikutsi, Pop and Makossa to give a unique feel and originality to his beats. Working with a good number of names in the industry he has been the brain behind smashing hits like “kum kum”(Xmaleya) the now trending hit song by Minks “Le gars la est Laid”, Rythmz (Me & You), X Malaya(Ndoumba), Madame Tout le Monde(Rythmz ft Mr Leo ), Mimie (Dance Fi U) and lots more. we’ll be hearing a lot more from him as time goes by.
9. Edi le drae
Edi is one of the most popular producers from Buea town. He started producing in 2007 and has since worked very hard to master his craft and be one of the best in the Industry. Although his Clients are mostly Hip Hop based, he is very versatile and produces, cutting across all possible Genres. Some of the Popular songs he has produced are Versace by Ebako, Turn Up by Nabila Rodriguez , Ngoma Sort De ce corps, Mihney – Depuis Kan, Crispy – small no be sick, Minks – Le Number de ma Nga etc.
10. Dijay Karl
when you hear Dijay Karl pon the beat at the beginning of any song, know you are about to sweat it out. Karl is a Buea-based prodigy who is rapidly becoming a household name in the industry. He has produced songs for Many Cameroonian acts including Inspi(Ngombele), Neglect(Aboloshi, Fool4u) , VreezyVille’s “Jakiri” , Askia’s (No worry Me), Da Charmin Prince ft. Melcube – Burst My Brain, Cliche(Dj karl, Roqzen, Neglect, Dready ).He is quite promising and definitely merits a spot in the top 10.
There are many Producers that didnt make the top 10 but deserve some recognition some of which are
–Stormzkillit(Again and Again by Tom Kingue ,Minks(Le number de ma nga))
–Beat Baller(Seriously ft Coolkid) and many others. Did you feel your favorite producer didn’t make the list? comment your opinion below.
Un peu déçu par l’absence de seoud drumms , A.N.G & two p nigga
salut Joel, merci pour ton point de vue. tu peut cite 3 bon song produit par seoud drumms ? et A.N.G?
i love this . great job to who ever had the idea. just wanna suggest that you should present it as a count down . that way people will be curious to know the first . #237AllTheWayUP #LoveWhatYouDo #KamerPRoucers
so you dont think about dj kessy nor dj kriss!
Hi Saden thanks for you input, can you maybe list some of the songs produced by him?
I can’t figure out any song that has this name on it as the producer stop ranting am sure you are even the kessy
The classification is just perfect & the write-ups dope!
AM GLAD GUYS, 2 OF MY NIGERS WEY BACK IN MBANGA ARE AMONG. MY TOWN IS TRUELY BLSD. AFTER THE FATHER LAPIRO WE CAN STIL CUL GUYS SUCH AS WINNEY AND SOLE TOUCH. ” I NO FIT 4GET WER I COME FRM”
DJ KRISS est Ou? pls stop being Buea-centric..
DJ KRISS has produced alot of hit songs for artistes especially for NUMERICA, xmaleya, lady ponce and ,any other artistes….pls…try and do proper research for once….u are instead creating confucion and stupid competition…
Sir, could you elaborate more? List the hit songs. Generally there is little or no information about Dj Kriss anywhere on the internet. Most youtube videos rarely show the name of the producers. We’ll keep an eye on him
You guys are funny, no DJ Kriss no here, no Polo aka Krotal, no Panebo ! Stop being anglocentric
Dear sir, the list was meant to portray those who have the most hit songs, creativity and a vast amount of production. we will do so every year. could you pls list some of the hit songs produced by Dj kriss and Polo?
https://www.facebook.com/DjKrissBeat/?ref=ts&fref=ts dj kriss
all locko’s songs,Numerica,Dynastie,Xm ，Krotal,,
Great ,our eyes will be on him #2017
Please list some of the songs he produced. we’ll follow his work probably next year he might make the list if he is consistent. #237showbiz
Mini mini de killa mél, petite pause de Fadela, chinois music de inna & teddy. Sont des prods de A.N.G, sors de ce corps de dareal prod de seoud drumms Man c’est un classement de beat maker de la partie anglophone. Pas de djess panebo,etc bref ….. Pfffff
Thanks for your constructive criticism sir. we’ll be checking him out. But generally our Top 10 had Producers with the highest Hit songs plus creativity from cameroon.
nganguem victor chef d’entreprise j’aime ça
Le top est bien, mais Séoud Drums beatz et A.N.G ont amplement leurs places.
Séoud a fait “Love song” de Stanley, “au sol” de Dareal, pour ne citer que ceux-là.
A.N.G est à l’origine de tubes indétrônables tels “bien ou bien (rmix),
Hi Anderson, this list will be done every year, we’ll be following the names u listed so no worries. #Team237
Sabizulus Zee In as much as i agree with Phland Suliy that the article could be re-captioned: “Top Ten Anglophone Producers”, I foremost couldn’t verify the credibility of the article in that, the article is not bind lined, meaning that the writer of that “wonderful” article is unanimous and that is questionable because he needs a background check for professional bases like facts verification and ethics conformity. Secondly this very “creative” writer has not been able to elucidate in the preamble of this article (as i did not find any), the criteria he has used to come out with his top ten producers of Kamer show biz. Is this writer based on the quality of music produced, richness of producers, their popularity, technique or the number of produced hits? Without mentioning what criteria used he has not convinced some of us who know what it takes to write a STANDARD article. Except the writer is just one of those people who pollute the social media with unverified facts to pollute poor and weak minds to quote fake facts during quarter discussions. He should have said that was his opinion, because everyone has the right to one. The article needs a REJOINDER.
Thanks for your feedback. The list was strictly dependent on Creativity, number of hit songs produced and efficiency in the said field. It will be nice if you could list more producers who you think deserve to be on the list and their top 5 songs. that will make your point more valid.
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Wrong photo for Phillbill beats… pls do proper research next time.
Nope thats his correct photo. pls look well next time
dj kriss on the beat oh!!!! hope you guys heard that at the beginig of Numerica,s song “voici encore la magic”…he is a top pruducer too you know,
pliz help me guys who is” dj KC for real Records” we haerd that at the begging of Featurists hit song Fame allah
Good article. Gives us and insight to those behind the stars. Those who work day and night to illuminate those we worship but go unnoticed. Its a good article. Also give us a list of the most aspiring upcoming artists in the industry.
the list is well elaborated even though some important names have been omitted such as ANG, Seouddrums and dj infinity….anyway will admit it is close very to be correct. just in my opinion…I think Philbill must take the number spot here as he is responsible for more than half of the X-maleya’s hit songs these recent years….I think just that alone must place him ahead of Jovi since X-maleya’s songs have a larger fanbase than any of jovi’s artists….and to mention “shine the light” by Akon is not much of a hit song…its surely one of Akon’s less popular songs…as i said all these are just my opinions…you might judge otherwise!!! petite blague…vous m’avez oublié aussi…lol
I love this and placing Le Monster as first is not something anyone can argue with that’s the most successful producer we have in Cameroon that guy is working 24/7 every artist under him has to work we have all seen what he has done with Reniss and Pascal and the other artist all have EP’s 2 great albums for him in 3 years and 4 EP’s now to release 16 wives after working on Reniss Album and Pascals Album I see him on top
You are smart. Drink a cup of water for no reason lol
That was a great job 237showbiz, the profiles are well defined… Keep it up.
It’ll be good if you do write ups for richest artists, producers and so on.
Si le classement est une mise à jour de 2017. Je suis en parti d’accord avec. Philbill étant cependant le numéro 1 . A mon humble avis. Suivie d’un certain dj kriss qui ne figure pas dans ce classement. Avouez que ANG et les autres ont un peu perdu de leur vitesse de et de leur créativité depuis quelque année. Récemment” mon frère ” de ANG n’a pas fait fort. Bref… cessons d’être nostalgique . Sinon on va aussi citer les bandoulière possy ici… philbill et Salatiel loin devant tous les autres en 2017. Ça fait mal mais c’est juste. Mais kriss doit rentrer dans ce classement . Pas l’année prochaine . Maintenant même. Ou alors tu enleves ça.
good write up but you forgot the father of all the children you listed EMIL NGUMBAH of M1studios he gave birth to all the producers you listed
Les gars la liste est bonne, au contrait si vous vouliez aider la click Bmstr a fait le count down…. faite le easy, auliieu de critiquer…
Si tu veux kon te rreconnait Comme producer mets au public….
Au public ton oeuvre de producer Mr…
Comment…no blaise b no ramzy no dj jauress….
Article was published years ago
So can you pls make a new one???
How can I join the music 🎵