Cameroonian singer, producer and activist, Wax Dey won the All Africa Music Award (AFRIMA) for Best Male Artist in Central Africa, at an award ceremony which was held in Lagos on Sunday 6 Nov 2016.He was up for the award against other great artists such as C4 Pedro, Wereason, Ferre Gola and Jovi. Over the past two years, he worked with the ONE Campaign across Africa to spearhead big musical collaborations such as the song “Cocoa Na Chocolate”, used as campaign tools in the fight against poverty. In May 2016, he set up shop in Cameroon, and co-founded Calabash Music. This was followed by the release of the album ‘360 Degrees’ and two singles: Saka Makossa featuring Nigerian superstar Yemi Alade, and ‘360’ featuring South African rap genius, Nasty C. The artist’s big gamble is paying off, as he came off yesterday with a big win.
Wax Dey has also been awarded Top 35 African under 35 by Young People in International Affairs (YPIA) in 2014. In May 2010, he was named by Ladybrille Magazine as Man of the Month, for the use of music in spreading social awareness among youths. In 2015, Wax Dey was nominated Best Humanitarian Artist and Best Dancehall at the Africa Music Magazine Awards, and Best Male Artist at the Cameroon Eleganzza Entertainment Awards. He won the award for Best African Collaboration at the 2014 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA). He has worked as a TV presenter on Africa Magic, and has appeared on top South African soapie ‘Generations’. He has also appeared and on several other top African shows, such as Big Brother Africa. In 2013, Wax Dey started his own primetime reality TV show, Number One Girl, which has been broadcast on CANAL 2 and Equinoxe TV in Cameroon.
Watch ‘360’ by Wax Dey featuring Nasty C