Celebrating Black Music Month With Cameroon Music Sensation Naomi Achu
Black Music Appreciation Month is an annual celebration in the United States. It was initiated as Black Music Month by President Jimmy Carter who, on June 7, 1979, decreed that June would be the month of Black music. In 2009, the commemoration was given its current name by President Barack Obama.
Meet Renowned Cameroon-born singer, songwriter, and rapper Naomi Achu who is set to captivate the world once again with her latest release, “Waiting All My Life.” With her unique blend of energetic tunes, melodious vocals, and witty rap flows, Naomi Achu has become a force to be reckoned with in the music industry.
Hailing from a lineage of Cameroon greats, Naomi Achu draws inspiration from African Royalty Manu Dibango and her mentor, the legendary Wes Madiko. Her rich musical heritage and charismatic persona have earned her numerous accolades, including two prestigious AFRIMA awards and a 2023 Humanitarian award in recognition of her charitable works and community involvement.
Hustle and Soul Magazine readers, we know you would be attracted to her story due to her colorful heritage, talent, and accomplishments. Please enjoy our interview!
What would you say you are best known for?
Naomi Achu: My energetic and melodious tunes, witty rap flows, and fashion flair.
When did you know you wanted to be a singer?
Naomi Achu: I wanted to be a singer at the age of 7 or 8 when I watched Whitney Houston sing “The Greatest Love of All”.
What are some of your greatest accomplishments?
Naomi Achu: Winning several awards including two prestigious AFRIMA awards and a 2023 Humanitarian award for my charitable works and community involvement.
Name a few artists who inspire you.
Naomi Achu: Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Kirk Franklin, Wes Madiko, Angelique Kidjo, and Manu Dibango.
If you could collaborate with any artist, who would it be?
Naomi Achu: Erykah Badu.
What do you have planned for the next six months?
Naomi Achu: It’s summertime. So definitely shows and promoting new music.
What’s your best piece of advice for aspiring and new singers?
Naomi Achu: Be yourself. Nobody can be like you.
Follow on Instagram: @iamnaomiachu