Melodies in Bassa – Blick Bassy has been making music for 20 years. In June 15 seconds of music from a track on his third album, "Ako," were chosen for Apple's global iPhone 6 advertising campaign -- propelling him onto the international music scene.
Melodies in Bassa – "Ako," which was released in June 2015, has been widely praised by critics and playlisted by French radio.
Melodies in Bassa – Before moving to France, Bassy (third from left) spent 10 years in a band called Macase, which was famous in Cameroon and in 2001 won the Prix Elysse Musique du Monde award from French radio station RFI.
Melodies in Bassa – "We have a microphone, people are watching us. We also have theatre, radio and television to say something. For me it's really important to say something that can help people," says Bassy.
Melodies in Bassa – "I'm 40 years old. I'm expecting to live until 90 and if I want to be a musician until then, I still have 50 years! So I'm trying to just focus on what I'm doing and do it better every day."