Cameroonian legendary artist Richard Kings has released a new album, after being away for about 10 years. For the past ten years, he has been doing more of live performances than releasing tracks. His new album titled “Light Shine” contains four tracks. These four tracks are:
- Little Light Shine
- Terre Cherie
Richard Kings is a writer, singer-performer, and guitarist. Before releasing Light Shine, he had Two Albums –
- Melody Agora (2003) and
- Triple Heritage (2006) and a single.
He is a contemporary artist who has succeeded to fuse the air of the Grassfields with soul music, churning it into a fine eclectic musical genre filled with rhythm and melodies that strike a chord in every musical heart from, serenity, peace, and harmony.
He is multi-faceted and has been performing for the past years. He has performed at the UN General Assembly twice at the International Day for the Commemoration of the Abolition of Slavery. Richard Kings has also done several performances at the US embassy in Cameroon marking the black history month remembering Martin Luther King’s civil rights movement heritage, values which he deeply shares a common vision for humanity.
He has received an award for Best Contemporary World Music Performer 2014 from the Seattle Town Hall and the award for the Best Folk Song Singer for Grass Field Records based in Holland.
When we talk about music in Cameroon, he is one of those high profiled names who have given music their all. He has touched the hearts of many, not just in his country but around the continent and the world at large, with his inspirational music. It’ll be great for some young Cameroonian artists to pick up his footsteps and try to give music a not too lousy face. Look forward to getting a copy of this album for yourself because as usual, it’s going to be amazing.
In Cameroon, there are two distribution points as at now: Any branch of MC Pop music which is in Yaounde (head office at Marche Centrale) and any branch of Flash Music in Douala (head office at Marche Mboppi). However, the album will soon be open to other digital platforms in Cameroon. Meanwhile, those in Europe can get it from FNAC shops or online. The Richard Kings franchise is also open to other companies who want to engage in the distribution of this album. Giving that it’s been a long time coming, the Richard Kings franchise is thanking their fans for being patient and hoping that they try to get original copies.
Facebook Page: Richard Kings Official
Personal Facebook Account: Richard Kinga