KOWAN is a young Cameroonian Rapper that hails from the North West Region of Cameroon. Born on the 27th of July 2011 in Bamenda, Kowan Smith Bright as his full name goes isthe 3rdin a family of 4 children. Due to the socio political unrest that prevailed in the English Speaking parts of Cameroon that prevented children from going to school, KOWAN engaged himself in exploring his talent and passion that has actually propelled him to a remarkable level of national recognition.
Trained, groomed and promoted by a Bamenda-Cameroon based talent development and charity organization (KIDS’ HALL OF TALENTS FOUNDATION)which grooms talents and impart skills in children in underprivileged children,KOWANhas stood strong over the years as a young team leader that represents the other kids and doubles as a Brand Ambassador of the said organization. KOWAN started seeing the light in 2018 when he dropped a formidable free style on the Jagaban instrumentals of Nigerian artist YCEE. The free style that leaked and went viral on social media brought about a pandemonium in the Cameroon Music Industry as stakeholders were shocked to see a small kid of such a tender age rap fluently with so much confidence and charisma. Calls started pouring from all angles as most stake holders wanted to see and hear more of him on an official track. While his management team felt that he was still too young to be brought out to the public (as and the other kids had not completed their training program),
KOWAN’S exceptional potential, talent and charisma pestered the management of Kids Hall of Talents Foundation to give him a try by registering him into one of the greatest music competitions in Cameroon (THE 237SHOWBIZ MUSIC COMPETITION).
The youngster took the whole industry by storm after he dropped his first track of the competition titled “Time to Shine”. His performances won him many fans and supporters that voted massively for him to emerge as the winner of the prestigious 237SHOWBIZ MUSIC COMPETITION 2018. After that,KOWAN took part in the CRYSTAL BEAUTY SHOW FREE STYLE CONTEST and won the first prize. He didn’t stop there. He went ahead to release his first official video “Hear Me Out”(a heart touching piece), that caused many fans fall in love with him. He later took part in the “Na so Challenge” launched by Cameroonian Singer Tzy Panchak and the RHYTHMZ MUSIC COMPETITION where he emerged second in the latter. His brilliant outings earned him an award as the MOST PROMISING YOUNG TALENT OF THE ERA at Sparkles and 2 nominations at NBACA and URBAN JAMS respectively.
KOWANcontinues towork hard as he relies so much on his music to better up his future and that of the other Kids of KIDS HALL OF TALENTSFOUNDATION which he represents, amidst the socio political crises.
Inspired by prominent rappers like Stanley Enow, Jovi, Ice Prince, Sarkodie,KOWAN is a kid that is growing up to be an embodiment of a dynamic and unique rap style that is very attractive and pleasant to the ears. His rich cultural background and multilingual capabilities keeps him at a vantage position where he is able to communicate his message in various dialects and national languages.In a comprehensive master piece of 12 tracks, KOWAN has put togetherhis savoir-faire in an album titled “Small Boy Big God”which drops on the 30th of October 2019
For anybody interested in savoring the product of amazing talents, getting entertained or understanding society from an enlightened kid’s perspective, “Small Boy Big God” is a piece to listen to . His album is set to be a record in Cameroon as it is going to be the first time an enlightened and talented kid of such a tender age is doing rap music and releasing such staggering number of tracks.