This December 2019, Afro Real Initiative (AFREIN) spotlights Falone MATY from Cameroon: a resourceful, dynamic and multi-talented media personality, musical artiste and civic leader par excellence.
Be inspired to aspire, as you go through this phenomenal profile.
Who is Falone Maty?
‘‘I am MATSIFONG TAMETIA Falone NIDA by birth, aged 30, and I hail from the Bamboutos Division, in the West Region of Cameroon. I am the 3rd girl in a family of 4 children.’’
“I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in History of International Relations at the University of Yaoundé I. I am [also] a [musical] artiste, actress, TV presenter, top-level picture model, President of ‘Amicale des Femmes’ (ALBIBELLES)”, Falone explained. ALBIBELLES is a Civil Society Organization of female albinos (with a mission to empower albino women).
Her soft spot for singing urged her in 2007 to join the choral group of ASMODISA (‘‘Association Mondiale pour la Défense des Intérêts et la Solidarité des Albinos’’, that is, the World Association for the Defense of the Interests and Solidarity of Albinos). She was later invited in 2011 to sing in cabarets and other social joints. The following year, she featured as a backup singer in the tracks of many artists like Adeline Mbenkum, Mabel Zang, Junior Eyango, and many others. These different experiences motivated her to release a maxi-single track in 2015.
“Among others, I work in the field of communication and cinema. In 2014, I joined the presentation team of the programme, Comptoir D’Afric on Canal 2 International.
In 2019, I joined the team of actors from the Miel Amer series, [which was] broadcast on Canal 2 International, Wouri TV, and other channels”, Falone affirmed.
Falone has always been passionate about music since childhood — mostly singing in school, and at home.
ALBIBELLES extending love-in-kind to ‘Centre Communauté de l’Enface’ orphanage, Yaounde on International Albinism Awareness Day 2018.
‘‘I like singing, dancing, watching TV, traveling, playing with children, doing sports, eating….’’, Falone revealed.
Accolades, achievements, awards….
‘‘I was a semi-finalist in December 2011 at the celebrated Mutzig Star competition, and a finalist in November 2017 at the Bikutsi Festival commonly called ‘Festi Bikutsi.’’’
Falone on stage, doing what she knows best!!!
Challenges, prospects, and way forward
“My biggest challenge is to make myself known internationally by promoting Cameroonian music and languages, while also being famous in the world of African and International Cinema”, Falone stated.
‘I would like to be a model for young people who dream of persevering in music”, Falone divulged.
Falone currently has a new single on YouTube, which could be accessed through the link: https://youtu.be/6ghlmYKUQ10
‘‘At the moment, I am working on my first musical album, which will be entitled Explosion, and will hopefully be released on the 27th February 2020, thanks to IOM Ltd’’, Falone indicated.
Word of wisdom to the youths
‘‘I advise the youths to be hardworking and to persevere in their respective career. And above all, to believe in themselves and to strongly hold their faith unto Jesus Christ’’, Falone said.
‘‘I appreciate all my fans, partners, and media houses that have always accompanied me’’, Falone confessed.
Tel.: 679 683 441/693 684 456
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Bonus clip: https://youtu.be/6ghlmYKUQ10