Omaka Bake Mokamabe, with stage name Mokmbe, is a Cameroonian gospel artist based in the United States. The Mbonge gospel sensational artist from Kumba was born on September 28th, 1984, the second child in a family of four and has been on the gospel music game for over 15 years.
During his secondary school days (form 3) in likomba-Tiko – Cameroon, Mokambe had no difficulties becoming a gospel artist. As a teenager then, he would watch live performances of gospel songs from Pentecostal churches. Motivated by such spectacular performances, he decided on doing music purposely for God, and since then, the young gospel changer has been uplifting his artistry with amazing gospel hits.
In 2015, after some meditation on his past days and talents in Kumba, he finally committed himself full time as a professional gospel artist – with a unique focus. His major objective is to change the way people look at African gospel music. African music should not be perceived as hand clapping three cords music, but as hard work resulting in good music that everyone can dance to, no matter their language or culture.
According to the young artist, music is his only means of communicating to thank God for his life, and to keep the light and blossom of God upon his head. “There is so much God does to our lives every day that we ignore. I believe if I can use my music to at least appreciate him and reach out to people, it will be beautiful in God’s eyes” he says.
Listening to the instrumentals of Gospel music in Africa for the past years, there has been little or no substantial change for a long time and this has made gospel music less artistic, hence less attractive as compared to other circular music genres. As an artist with a different mindset on how the gospel music market should feel, Mokambe intends to first of all concentrate on the kind of beats he will introduce into the gospel market.
Still planning on his album expected to drop later this year, the K.Town boy is already 6 professional tracks to his credit, with one already released, titled “Feeling Me” ft Kiflex, produced by Slim Beatz.
Mokambe takes the same road as award winning Best Diaspora Artist; Vumomse, hitting and crossing borders with different tastes and flavors of gospel music. If a pencil should be rotating in New York to pin-point a Cameroonian with a vibrant feature in gospel music, it should definitely end up pointing at Mokambe. Connect with him on….
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