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Ernest Kanjo / Monday, 01 June 2009 10:08

VehanyNjobati Sylvie a.k.a. Vehany is God-given in music. She shuttles between bikutsi and makossa, and then with much ease, sings R&B and Hip-Hop. As first year student in the University of Yaounde I who reads English, she has composed 42 songs, nine of which will feature in her maiden album. Songs in the album will include; Day Of Rupture, Never Mind, All Is Well, Music Cheers You Up, The Irreplaceable Mom, Days Of Joy, A Better Tomorrow, Don't Give Up and Different Aims, Different Ways, Different People. Her only setback for now, she says, is the lack of a producer. Vehany spoke to Tip Top Stars Senior Editor Ernest Kanjo in Yaounde recently.

Excerpts:

Ernest Kanjo (EK): When did you start singing?

Vehany (V): I started singing at the age of 9, then a primary school pupil in Kumbo, North West Region of Cameroon.

EK: What inspired you into singing?

Vehany: I got inspiration from my family where everybody sings. I was also inspired by Celine Dion and Whitney Houston of great repute. I can't also forget Jordin Sparks and Keri Hilson.

EK:  brand of music do you do?

Vehany: Makossa, bikutsi, RnB, Slow jam and Hip-Hop.

EK: How come you're doing all these brands?

Vehany: It's just God-given. I sway from one to the other upon demand. It's quite easy for me.

EK: How many songs have you composed so far?

Vehany: 42 including five bikutsi pieces, five makossa tracks, six Hip-Hop tunes. The rest are slow sounds and RnB.

EK: What do you consider when composing?

Vehany: Societal ills and the plight of the downtrodden are the main things I look into. I also exploit themes such as love, happiness and hope.

EK: Have you done any public performances?

Vehany: With my choral group in Bamenda. I use to perform in school during social and sports events.

EK: Which school?

Vehany: Presbyterian Comprehensive High School, PCHS Kumbo.

EK: Your maiden album is yet to be released...

Vehany: Yes, that's if I find a producer.

EK: How much longer are your potential fans going to wait?

Vehany: For as long as I'm going to find a producer.

EK: Any efforts to find one?

Vehany: I've been trying to expose my work via the media, particularly Among Youths magazine. I hope to find a producer soon.

EK: Why would a potential producer be interested in your work?

Vehany: I'm quite convinced that I'm sufficiently talented. My voice, lyrics, beats, assiduity are enough to attract the attention of any serious producer.

EK: Apart from the lack of a producer, what other problems do you face?

Vehany: Compromising my school schedule and time for music is hurculean. I've also come across unscrupulous so-called producers who require sex before helping me out.

EK: How do you manage such a problem?

Vehany: I remain steadfast and denounce such immoral approach. Probably that's why I still find it difficult to have a producer so soon.

EK: Are you confident you're going to find a producer soon?

Vehany: Sure! Good things never remain hidden.

EK: How can a potential producer reach you?

Vehany: through my various contacts: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

EK: What is your height?

Vehany: I'm quite tall...hahahahahaha 1.72metres.

EK: Your best traditional dish...

Vehany: Fufu corn and "njama njama"

EK: Your best colour...

Vehany: Blue

Ek: Your best Cameroonian musicians...

Vehany: Jean Pierre Esome and Charlotte Mbango.

EK: Your best foreign musicians...

Vehany: They are many, it's difficult to cite.

EK: Your hobbies...

Vehany: Singing, dancing, playing volleyball, reading newspapers.

EK: What other skills do you have?

Vehany: I can also be very good on a movie set, having been inspired by Nollywood's Ini Edo who's my role model. You may like to know that I'm a flexible actress who can fit in any role. I like being a hard character that won't spare any chance of telling off her detractors in the story.

EK: Your educational background...

Vehany: I'm currently of student of the University of Yaounde I, reading English Modern Letters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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0 #3 frisha 2009-07-10 07:47
hey by the way, great job Ernest. Ya de number one.
 
 
0 #2 frisha 2009-07-10 07:44
Hola girl...thats a good profile. You have potentials to have the world falling at your feet and making u history. But be careful...I drew a lesson from MJ's death. He changed the face of music, the phase of racism, the faith of talents and the fame of black skins...well done, BUT he lived his last years just as a good memory. And the a hurting one now he's dead. God forbid u die oh, but when u get in there, stay on stage. Dnt be alive and yet just a memory. When u cant sing no more, dance. When u cant dance, talk. Whe n u cant talk, smile.When u cant smile, just come but for Christ's sakes... stay on stage. You'll always have fans who'll always buy tickets just to see u alive and make u their star.
 
 
0 #1 Spencer 2009-06-25 06:18
Hello Siben,

the mindset of the heart has never met the abilities of man but a dream well dream, well beleived, and deligently pursued can fetch quiet enough for man.

Just keep it up. you already said it; a good thing can't be hidden forever. If it's good enough, it will get lit. Keep beleiving.

Goodluck!!!

Spence.
 

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