Mr.Leo
Birth nameFonyuy Leonard Nsohburinka
Born (1990-08-21) August 21, 1990 (age 30)
Buea, Southwest Region (Cameroon)
Genres
Occupation(s)Artist, singer
Instruments
Years active2015–present
Labels
Associated acts

Fonyuy Leonard Nsohburinka is a Cameroonian singer,(born August 21, 1990), who is well known by his stage name Mr.Leo, he rose to fame after his single "E go betta" a hit aired in most Radio/TV stations in the country.[1][2] Mr. Leo is an award-winning artist, In 2016, he received 3 awards at the Balafon Music Awards 2016 edition in Song of the Year, Revelation of the Year and Best Male Artist.[3] He was nominated for the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) in Lagos, Nigeria 2017 edition in the category of Best Male Central Africa,.[4][5] As part of his career, in March 2017 he became the brand ambassador of Itel Mobile in Cameroon.[6][7]

Early life and education

Mr. Leo was born Fonyuy Leonard Nsohburinka on August 21, 1990 and grew up in a military camp (Warder Barracks) in Buea, Southwest Region (Cameroon). He is a member of the Nso people who grew up in a military ghetto. He is the 3rd child in a family of 4.[2]

Career

In 2016, Africa news aggregates AllAfrica.com published that, Mr. Leo passion in music started when he became a member of a school Choir Leo finally left the camp and moved to molyko the (heart of studies and entertainment) in South west region of Cameroon . There is time for everything, Leo, professional career started when he signed a recording deal with in 2015, in the same year, Alpha Better records released his debut single hit song titled (E go Beta) and in November, 2015 his label released another of Mr.Leo single title which means (we shall manage). Mr. Leo's career has earned the Cameroonian artist 5 awards in the following categories which include; best lyricist, best new artist, best video and best song with a message and best Cameroonian soul music.[1][5] Leo was inspired by Seal, Lemar, 2face Idibia and others. Mr. Leo has been recognized by awards and nominations such as the African Entertainment Awards (USA), he was nominated for best Fracophone artist and Best Male Single in Jamais-Jamais 2017.
[8][9] In 2017, he signed an endorsement deal with Itel Mobile as brand ambassador in Cameroon and he said {Big Deal being signed with itel Mobile, I’m blessed!.}[6][7] Like any other artist, he has done collaboration with artists such as , X-Malaye, , Magasco, Hiro, Fanicko and others.[10]

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Personal life

Mr. Leo is still single.[1]

Discography

Selected as single

  • E go Better (2015)
  • On Va Gerer (2015)
  • Femme ft Rude Bway (2015)
  • C’est Faux (2016)
  • Kemayo
  • Jamais Jamais
  • Je T’aime ft Hiro (2016)
  • Partout (2017)
  • Je suis désolé (2018)
  • On se connait pas (2018)

Collaboration

  • X Maleya – Maria
  • Revolution – C’est Pas Ma Faute
  • Better Featuring Wax Dey
  • Que Ce Qui N’a Pas Marcher featuring (Alpha Better Artists)
  • Higher Higher Featuring (Alpha Better Artists)
  • Fap Kolo Featuring Salatiel
  • Supporter Featuring Locko -
  • Love na Love Remix Featuring (Charly B)
  • Clando Featuring Blaise B and Salatiel)
  • Madame Tout le Monde Featuring (Rhythmz )
  • Jamais Jamais remix Featuring Flavour N'abania[11]

Mr.Leo selected Albums

  • Love Original 2017 (13 Tracks)[12]

Awards and recognition

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2017 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) Central Africa Best Male artist himself Nominated
2016 Balafon Music Awards 3 wards (Song of the Year, Revelation of the Year and Best Male Vocal Performance.) Himself Won
2017 African Entertainment Awards (USA) Best Male Single: Jamais-Jamais Won

See also

References

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