The Lion Of Africa “Mr. Leo” Delivers A Breathtaking Musical Portrait Of Africa In “Jei Jei” (Difference)

April 08 21:04 2021
Talented Cameroonian act, Mr. Leo, delivers a breathtaking musical portrait of Africa in the video to his new single titled “Jei Jei”

Mr. Leo, otherwise known as Fonyuy Nsobunrika Leonard, is a multifaceted Cameroonian entertainer who aims to challenge the status quo in the global music industry by showing the world the rich African culture. In a related development, Mr. Leo recently dropped the video to Jei Jei, offering an amazing audiovisual presentation of Africa to the rest of the world through music.

The music we make should make a difference in us and our listener base. As artists we need to make a difference in our own lives and in our society – our message has to be embellished in a sound that can command respect, so as to be heard. The African is many different beautiful things. Africa has many characteristics. But Africa is also ONE beautiful soul and philosophy. All of this needs to be felt in every note of my music. The message, sound, culture, visuals, and every other aspect of our work has to be associated with excellence, quality, dedication, and social change, and this is the journey I am on with this song and my upcoming album,” said Mr. Leo.

Jei Jei (difference), which is currently doing well on YouTube, receiving rave reviews and has amassed thousands of views in the last few days, since released is the second single from the artist’s career under his own imprint Lionn Productions. The song goes a step further than “Time,” the first release, painting a picture of the universe he wants to lead lovers of the African experience into. Mr. Leo teams up once again with writer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist CFX to create what fans and pundits alike described as “a modern African masterpiece” that deals with a topic that is near to his heart – making a difference. 

Mr. Leo has shown a consistent evolution towards a more “Classic African” approach to his music, likened to African music greats such as Richard Bona, Manu Dibango, Fela Kuti, Salif Keita, Yossou N’Dour, and Angelique Kidjo, with “Jei Jei” solidifying this quest. 

The music video offers a captivating visual treat from long-time partners Artnurin and Dr. Nkeng, taking the audience on a metaphorical journey with amazing sweeping shots worthy of an epic movie, with the beautiful hills and forests of Cameroon.

Jei Jei delivers the rich, colorful pan-African cultures, featuring a Malian Kora, Tikari Xylophone, Classical Piano, and Orchestral strings arranged over beautifully composed African percussions. In his very sultry voice, Mr. Leo chants beautiful poetry in his mother tongue Lamnso as well as in English, delivering a lyrical journey that takes listeners to the bellows of Africa and back.

Jei Jei and other works from Mr. Leo can be found on all major digital and social media platforms, including Instagram.

About Mr. Leo

Mr. Leo is a super talented Cameroonian male singer who started singing in a choir known as “Breakthrough Voices” while in High School. His major breakthrough came in 2014/2015 with the release of “E Go Betta”, a single that took the Cameroonian and African music scene by storm. He recently launched a record label, Lionn Production, signing two exceptional artists, Gomez Jr Oshijirin (Gomez) & Ebude Kate Kameni (Kameni).

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