Naomi Achu is a Cameroonian singer, rapper, and songwriter currently residing in the Washington, DC metro area (USA). She is best known for “Alhadji,” which was played in the 8th season of Big Brother Africa. Naomi is credited with being among the forerunners of Cameroonian pop music, particularly in the diaspora.
With a third album on the way, Naomi’s newest single, “It’s My Life,” is a rumbling jam from acclaimed Nigerian producer Samklef and engineered by Walta Blackson. The Cameroonian star presents and entertains with an edge, blasting away her nay-sayers with her daggers of wit. This song is a mixture of HipHop and AfroPop.
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.
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.”