Blick Bassy is a France-based singer-songwriter from Cameroon. Not too long ago, he released a performance video for his “Mpodol” single. 

Blick Bassy – “Mpodol”

“On one hand, a legacy of a fierce struggle for equal rights, unfortunately, abandoned. On the other hand, shameless ignorance blinding us. Also, when one only needs to turn around to get into the light.” – Blick Bassy

The Thibaut Charlut-directed video was filmed at Studios Ferber. The storied Paris recording studio is where Bassy recorded & co-produced his “1958” album with Renaud Letang (Lianne La Havas, Charlotte Gainsbourg).

The track, which translates from Bassy’s native language of Bassa as “he who carries the voice of his people”, is dedicated to Um Nyobé’s memory.

Ruben Um Nyobé, who was murdered by French colonial troops in 1958, was the leader of the Union Of Cameroonian Peoples.

Blick Bassy – “1958”

Blick Bassy + 1958 + artwork

The artwork is drawn by @merellefabien

Bassy found musical success with Macase, an award-winning band. They released many albums and ended their run with “Akö”, an album which featured the track, “Kiki”. In 2015, Apple used the song to launch the iPhone 6.

Bassy will perform his first UK show in 2 years at St Pancras Old Church on March 11, 2019. Also, his “1958” album will be available on March 8, 2019.

We recommend adding Blink Bassy’s “Mpodol” single to your personal playlist. Also, let us know how you feel about it in the comment section below.


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Zangba Thomson is an award-winning Liberian-American author, music insider, journalist, screenwriter, recording artist, and Editor-in-Chief at Long Island-based Bong Mines Entertainment. His creative works have been seen on or talked about in major media outlets such as FOX 5, NBC, Today, Fox & Friends, Kathy Lee & Hoda, ABC, and Essence Magazine to name a few. Not too long ago, he received a "Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition" from Congressman Charles B. Rangel for his literary achievements, commitment to strengthening our Nation, and making a difference through volunteering service in urban communities. Download Thomson's latest science-fiction novel, entitled, "Three Black Boys: The Hotep Brother Manuscript" (volume 2), the action-packed sequel to the award-winning, "Three Black Boys: Tomorrow After Supper" (volume 1). Furthermore, Kindle users can download "Three Black Boys: 2 book series" via Amazon.com.

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