Biography Naomi Achu It is not a treatment of Prejudice to say Cameroonian Born Sensational Artist, Naomi Achu has already carved a niche for herself
Biography Naomi Achu
It is not a treatment of Prejudice to say Cameroonian Born Sensational Artist, Naomi Achu has already carved a niche for herself in the contemporary African Music Industry.
With various notable piece of work she has involved herself with. It is of a necessity to say, she deserved every reward and accolade she has gotten for her work.
Not too many artists are multi-talented. Is it really possible to be a terrific singer, skillful rhymer, clever songwriter, and stage performance guru? Toss in not being a bad dancer, and you have one unbeatable package: Naomi Achu.
Hailing from the beautiful hilly town of Bamenda, Cameroon, Naomi is the last of six children in a Christian family. Her Baforchu father is a now-retired diplomat to the Cameroonian Embassy in London, and her Awing mother is an educator of primary and secondary school children.
Her career started at a very tender age writing her first song when she was nine, and she sang gospel songs acapella as a high school student at Saker Baptist College in Limbe, Cameroon.
Naomi became music perfect shortly after moving to Baptist High School in Buea, where she was leading the school choir.
Eventually, Naomi began singing backup vocals for recording artists at M1 Studio in Buea. It was through this gig that she landed another one: As the automated voice for MTN Cameroon.
During this time, Naomi continued developing her songwriting skills. Moving from Cameroon to the United States, Naomi Produced her first record in 2009: a four-track EP called No Boundaries.
Showcasing her singing and rapping skills, No Boundaries immensely boosted her profile. Naomi soon found herself overwhelmed with offers from artists from all over the world requesting a contribution to their tracks.
Things got even better for Naomi in 2011 when she released her follow-up, Positive Energy. A 12-track album Naomi released under her own Founded “Tribal Invazion label”, Positive Energy went viral and received so much from listeners for its diverse sound and subject matter.
Its best-known song is “Alhadji,” in which she deceives men of wealth. “Alhadji” steadily became Naomi’s signature hit. It was played on one of the episodes of Big Brother Africa’s eight season (Big Brother Africa 8, also known as Big Brother Africa: The Chase). Additionally, “Alhadji” scored Naomi a Best Blues/Pop award nomination by the World Music & Independent Film Festival, and its video held the number one spot on Afrotainment’s Top 10 program for several weeks. Supported by its choral refrain–“I go take your money go!”–“Alhadji” quickly became Naomi’s signature hit song.
Positive Energy has other notable songs. There’s “Cadavere,” which is about a relationship gone bad. There’s “Skin Tight Jeans,” which is a tribute to looking great in the club. And there’s “Suffer Don Finish,” a massive, unrelenting jam African-style with hyped-up ad-libs from Congolese maestro Awilo Longomba
With Positive Energy, more people took notice of Naomi Achu. In addition to substantial airplay on international radio and television stations, she opened for high-profile African acts like Fally Ipupa from DR Congo and Timaya from Nigeria. Naomi closed out the year with a Best Female Artist award at the Cameroon Urban Music Awards and a spot on the Top 10 Most Beautiful Cameroonian Celebrities 2011 list at TheRichest.org.
The following year, Naomi reached a significant landmark. Winning the Best Female Artist award at the Cameroon Entertainment Awards in 2012, setting the pace for her homeland. Additionally, she bagged the African Female Musician of the Year award at the inaugural DMV African Entertainment Awards held on November 8, 2014.
Naomi has continued growing towards perfection as she keeps developing and sharpening her skill set, demonstrating growth with each song release she uses to wet her fans’ appetite.
Also in 2010 she released the Camerican Dream mixtape as a third of Cameroonian trio Avin-u C, which also features male singer Eddy B. and male rapper H.Bolo
In 20012, She produced “Wa Fun Mi Shuga”, meaning (Come give me sugar), a sensually kinetic song produced by Cheffy, reveals Naomi’s continued linguistic expansion to Yoruba. An indigenous Language From a popular tribe in Nigeria.
“It’s My Life” (2013), a reverberated jam from Nigerian producer, Samklef and engineered by Walta Blackson, presents the Cameroonian star with an edge, blasting away enemies of progress with her daggers of wit.
“Busy Body” (2015), Naomi teams up with Blackson again for a throwback Afrobeat-inspired track about the virtues of selfless motherhood.
She also opened for Nigerian musician Timaya at the 51st Nigerian Independence concert in Dallas, Texas named after him. On February 24, 2012, Naomi performed at the Smithsonian’s African Art Museum as part of the “African Underground” event in celebration of Black History Month.
One of her Latest add is a nice song featuring Nigerian’s formal EME Artist Skales, “Gbagbe”. you can see the Video here;
Busy Body” won Naomi a 2016 N.E.G.A. Award (NExt Generation Award) for Best Female Artist. Naomi also received a 2016 Diaspora Entertainment Award for Best Female Artist and a 2016 Deedee Entertainment/Humanitarian Award
In addition to running her own label, Naomi is founder and CEO of International Nurses for Africa. She got a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Marymount University in 2010.
Naomi draws inspiration from artists from a vast array of genres. They include Angelique Kidjo, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson, Mary Mary, Makoma, Mary J. Blige, Kirk Franklin, Lauryn Hill, and Erykah Badu.
After releasing her number two album, Long Live the Queen, in 2016 With a massive amount of talent and drive that is rarely matched, the best is yet to come for the self-styled “Queen of Bamenda.