Emerging Afro Pop and Urban Soul crooner Kalifonia is poised to shake the African market with her unique brand of music
With three hot singles-(Ibunu, Vumani boh and Sanko), the South African-born multi-talented entertainer is already ruling the airwaves and wowing her teeming fans.
Born in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga and christened California Ntemane in 1993, the pretty singer is also a songwriter, dancer and actress.
Currently signed on Aloma Entertainment, a Nigerian owned and South African based label, Kalifonia, is set to drop her debut studio album, for the listening pleasure of her fans all over Africa and beyond.
Amazingly, as an international act that had visited over eight African countries plying her craft, she has equally collaborated with some of Nigeria’s best producers like: Tspize on her first single, ‘Ibunu’ and ‘Vumani boh,’ with Nonny D, thus further raising the bar of her career as a true African music star.
Interestingly, in the course of her career; effervescent Kalifornia has worked with Mckenzie (Rhythmic Elements) on the track ‘You make me.’
She equally played a major role by assisting in DoAGRIC Campaign with an international and Cameroonian artiste, Wax Dey.
The sexy singer later grabbed a mouth-watering recording opportunity at Chinada Records to further pursue her passion.
In an exclusive chat with our reporter, Kalifonia, who is also the boss of CalAfro, a leading South African dance grooming outfit, said she’s an ambitious young lady who wants people to relate to her music on a personal level beyond the hype and be truly inspired.
“And that is what drives me as a thorough-bred artiste. Work is almost completed on my debut studio album, which is definitely going to shake the continent once released. We are just adding finishing touches to the explosive album.”
On her deal with Aloma Entertainment, Kalifonia, who is currently studying for her BA degree in Communication Studies with the University of South Africa, disclosed thus.
“I signed with Aloma Entertainment early 2016 to work on my first album, which is due to be out soon. And so far, I’m enjoying the over dose of love, support and friendship of the entire crew. They are gradually taking over the South African entertainment landscape and I’m very happy and proud to be associated with them.”
Kalifonia is also one of the foreign acts billed to perform at the forthcoming Daylight’s Bowler Hats Bash, holding on October 1, in Lagos, Nigeria.
Also speaking, the youthful boss of Aloma Entertainment, Mr. Augustine Mbachu, described the latest artiste on his wave making label as a star waiting to explode in Africa and beyond.
“As a talented singer, Kalifonia’s style of music can be called a musical interpretation of her state of mind, what she sees around her, what she feels and the challenges she faces. She is a star waiting to explode on the African market. And at Aloma Entertainment, we have decided to help her achieve her childhood dreams of becoming a global star. She is also an artiste with an edgy style and bold artistry.”
Also lending his voice, the CEO of Even Though Entertainment, Mr. Kesta Eventhough Chidi, who shuttles between Nigeria and South Africa, added that Kalifonia is the beautiful bride currently rocking the South African music scene.
“Kalifonia, prior to joining Aloma Entertainment had composed afro soulful and pop tracks including “Crazy, I want more and Take me with you” which became her stage performance fan favourites and quickly attracted both the South African and Nigerian markets, including the attention of Nigerian owned and South African based label, Aloma Entertainment.”