Nkeng Alemanji

Nkeng Alemanji

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Pop - General | Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Total Song Plays: 526   
Member Since: 2005
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BIO

NKENG ALEMANJI - songwriter -

Nkeng Alemanji, principal of Songs From Above, grew up in Yaounde, Cameroon, writing songs since age 12. He writes songs for broadcast, and develops international artists.
Nkeng was recently Song of The Year contest (VH-1) finalist.

2006 ? Debut CD, SIMPLE AS I AM, released independently
2005 ? ?Find A Way? is released on D.C.?s #1 Hip Hop band Mello-D & The Rados? Antitainment album (Thermite Records)
-Nkeng appears with band in videos on BET, MTV2, Launch, etc. ?
2004 ? ?Simple As I Am? honored as Finalist in Song Of The Year Contest ? (VH-1?s Save The Music foundation).
2004 ? ?You Remind Me?, a tribute song to Dr. King, earns Song Of The Year Contest Suggested artist honor
2004 ? Invited by director of GearUp [Music In Schools Today (MUST)], San Francisco, after she heard ?You Remind Me? to be a guest speaker for 8th Graders in the area schools, and youth in a corrections facility
2003 ? Is introduced to Ricky Lawson [Grammy Award songwriter/ world renowned drummer (Yellow Jackets, Whitney Houston, Babyface, Phil Collins, Michael Jackson, Steely Dan ?) who offers him advice and guidance - through Ricky Lawson, Nkeng has a meeting with Babyface in LA
2000 ? 2002 ? Performed original songs in bars around Philly, including regular appearances at renowned Grape Street Pub; fronted an alternative rock band - sold over 1000 CD's of EP "Simple As I Am"
2001 ? ?Simple As I Am? released in Cameroon ? immediately becomes one of most played independent songs on the National radio station
2001 ? Recorded ?And They Will See? with keyboardist/producer David Bellochio (Naughty By Nature, Queen Latifah, Hall and Oates?) at Marion Recording Studios, N.J - Produced by Andre Bell and Janice Upchurch, NeverSleep Productions, Phila. P.A
2000 ? Recorded and produced ?Simple As I Am? with underground power producer Victor ?Vic? Johnson, at The Dungeon Studios, and Rock producer Brett Talley at Hand-In-Hand
1990 ? Fronted secondary school pop cover band
1989 ? Wrote first song at age 13
1981 ? 1994 ? Lived in Cameroon
? Learned to play acoustic guitar at age 12
1977 ? 1980 Born in Cameroon; Lived in Canada (listened to parents records, such as Paul Simon, ABBA, Manu Dibango, Dolly PArton, Don Williams ? as well as Smurfs, and Disney records). Crawled the halls of York University Day Care [York University Day Care cares - eh?!]