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Cameroonian R&B Singer Mballa's Debut Video For 'Bad Decisions'

Cameroonian R&B singer Mballa debuts the visuals for her first single " Bad Decisions," produced by Will Wildfire.


Cameroonian singer and songwriter Mballa recently shared her music video debut for "Bad Decisions." The straight-up R&B track sees the young singer paying tribute to her father Jerome Mendouga, a former ambassador of Cameroon, who passed away late last year. "He passed this November, after which I decided to face my fears and chase childhood dreams of making music," she mentions. Born in Paris and hailing from Washington, D.C., Mballa channels hip-hop, reggae and Haitian zouk elements (she cites Lauryn HillBeyoncéNneka and Vybz Kartel as influences) through an R&B lens, something we can expect to hear more of on her upcoming project Never Leave Quietly. The video for "Bad Decisions" opens over a bonfire party where Mballa contemplates whether or not she should make a move with a love interest. Sharp and quick drum patterns float around the song but it's Mballa's  sultry vocals that drive much of the track into a smooth R&B number. Watch Mballa and her love triangle story pan out below in "Bad Decisions, " produced by North Carolina's Will Wildfire.

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Bobi Wine's Release Detailed in Latest Episode of 'The Messenger'

Trauma is the topic on the podcast's latest episode: "The Ballot or The Bullet."

The latest episode of The Messenger is something to behold.

Created by Sudanese-American rapper Bas, The Messenger throws the spotlight on the thunderous circumstances many African countries face, with a close focus on Ugandan politician Bobi Wine.

In his most recent traumatic experience, Wine and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi were released from a nearly two-week military house arrest following the ruling of a Ugandan court. Keeping up with current events and circumstances that Wine finds himself in, the latest episode of the podcast recounts the traumatic events that led to Wine's very public abuse and eventual house arrest.

Upon his release, Wine spoke with The Messenger and had this to say, "I want to remind the world that we went in this election knowing how corrupt the staff of the electoral commission is. We saw this through the campaign and the world saw how much was oppressed, how biased and one sided the electoral commission was, and how much it was in the full grip of General Museveni. And therefore we are going to test every legal test, we shall take every legal test. We shall take every legal step. And indeed we shall take every moral and morally proactive, nonviolent, but legal and peaceful step to see that we liberate ourselves. The struggle has not ended. It is just beginning."

Listen to Episode 7 of The Messenger here.

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