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Myra Maimoh (Soul Singer)

Other NamesMyra
Date of Birth1982-12-06
Place of Birth Baba II, - Bamenda

Being able to silence a room full of people with a voice so breathtakingly beautiful is a rare talent and one that belongs to stunning soul singer and songwriter, Myra Maimoh.

The Cameroonian-born musician grew up in a big, Christian family in Bamenda, adopting her mother’s taste across the spectrum from country music, traditional African music to jazz and pop, through listening to her discs of Skeeter Davies, James Brown, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, African blues.

Maimoh started singing and dancing, while still in preschool at the tender age of three. She wrote her first set of songs and stories at the age of 13, examples being "It's not too late", "Life is short", "Aberni ma Papa" and "Our Lord is always there".

"It's not too late" later became a hit song interpreted by the Cherubic Queens, a very successful Cameroonian girl band in which she sang. She joined the group aged 15, and wrote and performed with them for three years. Myra has had an extremely intensive and extensive musical career ranging from singing and dancing with group - Crystalz, which won many inter-college awards for best performances.

She was crowned Miss Coca Cola 1998 and 2001, a Coca Cola sponsored competition of the arts. Every competition she took part in was almost always sure to end with her winning awards for best song, poem or performance.

From 2001 till 2005, Maimoh was not only a high profile studio vocalist recording in some of the country's greatest studios for the greatest artists, she was among the most hired doing everything from background vocals, lead vocals to jingles for national and private radio stations.

For the past 5 years, she's been living in Germany and has completed her International Business Administration degree program. Throughout this period, her musical activities consisted of live group performances, lead singing in choirs, solo performances and studio vocalist till the beginning of 2010 as she joined the Hitsmith family. The vocal recordings were completed May ending after an intensive working period with sessions often as long as 12 hours.