Emma Mimba is a soccer star with a difference. He was born on the 25th of December 1991 in the capital City of Cameroon (Yaounde). He grew up with natural love and incredible inborn talents in football and music. Emma started playing football at a very tender age, kicking a pear seed to school and finally enrolling in his school team and earning a selection for one of the teams involved in the top cup tournament organized yearly by Les Brasseries Du Cameroon. He lost his dad at the age of 12 and the following year he was named Best Player of the Top Cup tournament. `
All through these struggles, he kept his talent and love for music alive, kicking off with music at the age of 10 years doing playbacks. In junior high school, he started doing freestyle rap at Afrique Nouvelle radio every Sunday and in 2014 he made his first live appearance at the Franco Alliance Hall with his group ‘Sunrise’ alongside X-Maleya, Bonezone and other top Cameroonian artists. In 2005, he participated in the Nescafe rap competition at the Bamenda Trade Fair.
He then focused more on his football career, winning the Cameroon cup with Panthere of Bangante in 2009. In 2010, he travelled to Oman for tryouts which didn’t go well and in 2012 he signed a contract with Santa Maria FC in Portugal where he currently ranks as one of the most prominent strikers in the D3 league. Despite the success of his football career and the amount of time he dedicates to it, Emma Mimba has somehow kept his talent and love for music alive. He has been busy planning a music career, dropping freestyle videos and generating a huge fan base for his music even without an official single nor an album.
He is determined to pursue both careers and exploit both talents. In this light, he is set to kick off his music career with his first official single ‘Check my swag’ to be released on July 20th 2016 under his newly created record label ‘The Fame’. This track is an extract is an extract from his upcoming Extended Play (EP) titled ‘The Thing Be Start Like Play’ which he will release on a later date. This EP will contain 4 tracks with a special message for the youth back home trying to make it to the top, trying to travel abroad for greener pastures and doing all they can to realize their dreams. Below are the track titles;
- Check My Swag
- Visa Chasers
- Education Vs School
The EP encourages them every step of their hustle. His outstanding lyrical power, unique rap style and amazing punch lines accompanied by his outstanding choice of instrumentals make his music irresistible. His official debut will be a renaissance and a redefinition of Cameroonian hip hop watch out for this new page in Cameroonian Music.
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