Cameroonian Artist Kamala Eyango has just released a new single titled, “Skintight”! She did her photoshoot for the cover at Ayoo Studios and we had an opportunity to ask the vibrant star a few questions.
Below is a slightly edited interview of Kamala Eyango by Ayoo Editor; Sheba Kereere.
How did you get into music and why?
“My Dad, Ndedi Eyango is a musician in Cameroon. His Stage Name is Prince Eyango. From a young age, he recorded in the house and we were involved. I always wanted to be a musician, but my Dad thought it was a bad idea because it was not a stable environment. He and our Mum wanted us to focus on school.”
5 years ago, while still in school, Kamala and Mina (her sister) started making friends in the musical arena, and they gravitated towards music. They traveled between L.A, Cameroon, and Nigeria while still in school.
3 years ago, Kamala and Mina formed a group; “Eyango” and released their first single and video, “Lingo”.
Whose music inspires you the most?
“I get inspired by artists who are effortlessly able to blend various sounds and genres (that I love) and still sound like themselves. So, Nikki, Tory Lanez, WiKid, Blaq Bones, and Drake are examples of major influences as far as sound.”
How would you describe your music?
“Afro-fusion // Afro beats mixed with hip hop and R n B”
Do you write music, play an instrument or produce?
“I play the piano and write all the music.”
What or who inspired the single?
“A friend from high school sent me the beat. I heard the beat and just started singing to it in the shower. It’s a summer vibe- it’s hot outside and you are wearing something sexy… and then the lyrics came.”
What do you want people to take away or feel after listening to your single?
“I want people to hear the evolution of my music. It is different from the music that has been released. My sound is growing. I want people to understand me as an Artist.”
How do people listen to your new album or single?
“It’s on all streaming platforms.”
Click here to see the official Ayoo Cover of Kamala Eyango
Click here to listen to Kamala Eyango’s Skintight