X-Maleya Arrive Yaounde after Paris International Concert
Yaounde, Cameroon: Cameroon’s international music group, X-Maleya, landed at the Nsimalen International airport in Yaounde, Monday September 22, one week after they performed in their first international concert at the Olympia in Paris, France on September 14.
They are second from Cameroon to perform this year at the prestigious French hall, Olympia, after Manu Dibango in March 2014.
The trio touched down in the nation’s capital at 3:45 GMT (4:45 am local time) on board an aircraft of the national airline Camair-Co.
X-Maleya, the talented group of three, named Roger Samnig, Auguste Rim and Hais told this reporter at the airport that the concert was a resounding success and was heavily attended. The trio left the audience spellbound while performing a musical package consisting of Makossa, Pop and Hip-hop music.
“It was a great experience. We shared so much love with the public over there and we realize now that we got a lot of responsibility. It was a success because the public was satisfied; they loved all the songs from the beginning to the end. It is right now that the real work is gonna start. We say thank you to all our fans and the media” said Hais.
X-Maleya announced more international stage outings this November in London, Belgium, USA, Yaounde and Douala to thrill their fans in Africa, Europe and America.
“It will be exactly the same concert with same guests here at the Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium in Yaounde and in Douala. We also have a big concert in London on November 22 and others in Belgium and the USA. We are working on it and will give you the details soon” said Roger
The popular African music group blends the popular Makossa genre with other local rhythms in Cameroon to sing African dance hall music. X-Maleya counts four albums in the Market namely “Exil” (2006), “X Maleya” (2009), “Tous Ensemble” (2011) and “Resolution” (2013) which includes hit songs featuring other African Celebrities like J. Martins and Chidinma from Nigeria.
By Jude Fuhnwi