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Top 10 Cameroonian Urban Artists to Watch

Okayafrica presents the Top 10 Cameroonian Urban Artists to Watch


Mr. Elad

Having established his skills as a songwriter and producer, Mr. Elad recently stepped into his own spotlight as a solo artist, signing with Cameroon's MuMak Records. His Valentine's Day-released latest "Chakara" is a sweet Afro-R&B ballad that should bring Elad the attention he deserves.

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