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Glowing Singer/Songwriter Bessem (Oh) a Diamond in the Rough!

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Who is Bessem?

My name is Sophie Bessem Tataw, I am 27 years old and I am Dutch Cameroonian. Born and raised in Cameroon by Cameroonian and half Nigerian parents up until I was 16 years when I moved to live with my mom and siblings in The Netherland.

I am happily married to a wonderful man. In total I have 6 siblings, two siblings which I love so much, my older brother and my littlee sister, the CEO of a fashion brand called https://www.melaninwonder.com/mafcouture-mary-melaninwonder/ 

MAFCOUTURE based in The Netherlands are here in Europe with me.

Bessem is my middle name, and it means “A Woman of Virtue”

Will you ever produce a whole album in French?

I am really not sure for now if I want to do a whole album in French. Maybe a couple of songs but not a whole album.

With which artist would you like to do a collab?

For right now I am trying to establish my sound therefore collabs are not on my radar. But if I was to work with any artist right now it would be: Mr Leo, Daphne, Boy Tag from Cameroon, Teni from Nigeria. Teni in particular is super talented, love her and Frenna, Nana Fofie from The Netherlands.

A short freestyle about melanin wonder in 4 sentences in 3.. 2… 1…

Bessem’s video Faut pas jugé which means don’t judge

How is life living in the UK?

The UK is still a mystery to me because I just moved here. But i’m ready to explore and find out what it has to offer.

What other talents do you have other than singing?

I am a great match maker LOL, I love acting. Funfact: I met my husband many years ago on a set of a movie project I was working on and I am a decent bongo drummer.

What is a crazy habit that you have?

Besides Singing all the time, I love to go to the movies alone. LoL its really bad to the point where I make excuses to get out on social gatherings to go watch a movie  at the cinema Alone. I Love IT J.

How do you feel about the global beauty industry? What do you think about Make-up?

I am very pleased with the way the black girl has made a mark over the years as Beautiful too… globally. Gone are the days where the white woman was the symbol of beauty.

Although I personally am not crazy about makeup, unless it’s for something special like performance, appearance, parties etc. But I applaud the way melanin is being appreciated globally in the beauty industry through Makeup.

Would you like to be internationally known?

My dream has always been to serve my people first with my music. I am very patriotic to my heritage with my craft. But if the international market is ever feeling it and is willing to know more about me and my story, then I’ll be more than willing to share with the world.

What are your next steps?

Well first just to let your readers know I do have my Debut EP called GESTATION on soundcloud which u can download for free. For future projects, my policy is New year, New project, so u guys should definitely watch out for new songs coming out this year.

If you could act in a movie, what movie would that be?

A movie about my Life! Cos I have seen some thangs! A good film that will give society hope on never to give up on life no matter your circumstance.

What is one of your favourite songs?

I do have one of my own, called Mercy, u can find it on soundcloud. And I’m feeling Trobul by Wurld and Joey B ft King Promise; SweetiePie

Our favourite video and song is faut pas juge. Why did you create this song?

Well thank you. I made that song because we all know how judgmental the African society can be of people’s circumstances, good or bad especially through social media.

So, it was just to say go slow on the judgement of other pple for you really don’t know what they might be going through at that point and time of their lives. Let’s raise each other up.

Bessem

Bessem

How was recording the Faut pas juge video with one of our team members of Melanin Wonder? 

That day was so not planned LOL, sometimes unplanned events re the best. First off shout out to Jen for killing it. She was just so energetic that I wanted her in front of the camera and ofcos she did her thing and it came out beautifully. We had a blast that day and the afterparty at my place was just lit! It was overall one of the best video shoot experience I had, from the camera guys to my friends that came to support. Thank U guys so much for the Love.

The amazing Yaxfilms from Belgium was the videographer. He and his crew wer such a delight to work with.

Where do you want to be in 5 years time?

Well, first off I would love to be healthy, My music playing on radios and tv stations across Africa, couple of MTV Mama awards, performances on stages like One African Fest, O2 arena, Palais des sports Yaoundé Cameroon, Open-Air festival and two healthy babies  hopefully one on the way.

Social Media Handles!

IG @OfficialBessem

Soundcloud; RealBessem

Snapchat –> Realmissbess

Youtube –> www.youtube.com/Realmissbess

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Who is DaChoyce?

Dachoyce: Hi, my name it’s Joyce Santos and I am originally from Brazil but raised in Spain 😊 I live between Barcelona and Amsterdam

Joyce and her momma

What inspired you to start music?

To be honest being in music was an unexpected decision. It was not planned at all. I have started “freestyling” while drunk with friends “haha” they invited me to a studio to give it a try just for fun. It apparently went well so I kept going and found my passion.

How did u come up with the name DaChoyce?

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What are most of your songs about?

‘Livre’ is my latest song, and it is about freeing yourself from any situation, person or even yourself that brings you down. About overcoming it after fighting this negatives. That is what ‘Livre’ is about 🤍

Is there colorism in the Spanish or latino community in your opinion?

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Have u ever experienced racism in life or in the music business?

Not in the music business but I have in life, and not directly me personally but to my family members and melanated friends while being with me so that hurts the same or even more! I cannot bear to see how they get treated sometimes.

What do u think of platforms who do not support a darker skin artist because they already have one ?

I think they should go f*** themselves, and us melanin people should keep focusing on creating our own platforms and spaces where we are Kings and Queens. This gives us a chance to be loved and appreciated in our own way and by our own people!

We saw some amazing pictures, are u model?

Yes! Modeling is part of my job as well. I used to do it as a teenager and now with the music thing it came back. I picked it back up! “haha” I mostly do photoshoots with @tomclark.visuals but I also do jobs for agencies!

Joyce by Tom Clark

What is the main message u want to put out as a person and an artist?

Never give up, don’t be a victim. You should rest if you need to but don’t quit. When things are hard, trust me, they will get better!
Try to be positive, trust yourself and the process, be a bad ass 🤪🤪 that’s what I’ve learned and wanna inspire so far 🤞🏽

DaChoyce

Where do u see yourself 5 years from now?

Travelling the whole world with my music and working on different other projects that I am planning and working on! Helping people and creating a positive impact! Eventhough this sounds typical, just watch me 🤍

What advise would u give an up and coming artist?

Trust yourself and the process. Do not trust anyone out there. Just trust God, and you’ll be good!

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