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|Birth name||Nde Ndifonka|
|Also known as||Wax Dey|
|Born||May 9, 1985|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, Entrepreneur, Activist|
|Associated acts||Yemi Alade, Banky W, Mr. Leo|
Nde Ndifonka (born May 9, 1985), popularly known by his stage name Wax Dey, is a Cameroonian singer, songwriter, entrepreneur and social activist. He won Best Male Artist in Central Africa at the 2016 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA). He owns a record label called Calabash Music. In December 2015, he released the Yemi Alade-assisted "Saka Makossa". It translates to Dance Makossa and pays tribute to the music genre Makossa.
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Cameroon, officially the Republic of Cameroon, is a country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Nigeria to the west and north; Chad to the northeast; the Central African Republic to the east; and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and the Republic of the Congo to the south. Cameroon's coastline lies on the Bight of Biafra, part of the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. Although Cameroon is not an ECOWAS member state, it is geographically and historically in West Africa with the Southern Cameroons which now form her Northwest and Southwest Regions having a strong West African history. The country is sometimes identified as West African and other times as Central African due to its strategic position at the crossroads between West and Central Africa.
All Africa Music Awards is an annual awards event. The awards event was established by the International Committee AFRIMA, in collaboration with the African Union (AU) to reward and celebrate musical works, talents and creativity around the African continent while promoting the African cultural heritage. Its pioneer Awards show was held in 2014.
Nde Ndifonka was born in Bamenda and is from the Northwest Region of Cameroon. He was inspired to get into music when his father brought home a VHS cassette. He started listening to Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and others. He did his secondary school studies at the Sacred Heart College in Bamenda were was singing with the school choir and also took part in songs competitions, all this help him to find a place in music. He later graduated from the University of Bueaafter studying law.
Bamenda, also known as Abakwa and Mankon Town, is a city in northwestern Cameroon and capital of the Northwest Region. The city has a population of about 2 million people and is located 366 kilometres (227 mi) north-west of the Cameroonian capital, Yaoundé. Bamenda is known for its cool climate and scenic hilly location.
The Northwest Region, or North-West Region of Cameroon is part of the territory of the Southern Cameroons, found in the western highlands of Cameroon. It is bordered to the southwest by the Southwest Region, to the south by the West Region, to the east by the Adamawa Region, and to the north by the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Bamenda is the capital of the region.
VHS is a standard for consumer-level analog video recording on tape cassettes. Developed by Victor Company of Japan (JVC) in the early 1970s, it was released in Japan on September 9, 1976 and in the United States on August 23, 1977.
He began his professional career in 2008 with the released of African Soul with records such as butterfly. In 2006 Richard Nwamba described him as a new found young talent to walk in the shoes of Richard BunaHe released his debut solo album in 2016 title (360 degrees) featuring artist such as Banky W,Yemi Alade and host of others. In 2012, he earn 3 nomination for the Cameroon Entertainment Award as best artist and when speaking with Sheer publishing he said
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|2016||All Africa Music Award (AFRIMA) in Lagos,Nigeria||Best Male artist||Himself (Best Male Artist in Central Africa||Won|
|2012||The Cameroon Entertainment Awards (CEA)||Best artist||Himself||Nominated|
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