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Acclaimed Cameroonian Singer Libianca Releases New Single 'Jah'

By Stevie Connor.

Further to her nomination for Best International Act at this year’s BET Awards and the announcement that she’ll be supporting Alicia Keys on her US tour this Summer, today rising star Libianca returns with brand new single Jah out now via 5K Records.

The official follow-up to her global breakout-hit ‘People,’ ‘Jah’ lands in the wake of a monumental start to 2023 for the Cameroonian born-minnesota-based singer. A further display of the distinctive sound that has quickly won her worldwide acclaim, ‘Jah’ is a soul-baring offering that unites her Gospel and Afrobeats influences. Her captivating tone and strikingly relatable songwriting transcend across the track, detailing the process of choosing yourself and all the freedom it brings when your faith is unwavering: “I have all that I need, in my Jah, Jah, Jah…” she sings.

In my life, I’ve met and gotten close to a lot of people who are not here with me today (figuratively). Unfortunately, sometimes things don’t work out how you would have imagined, and sometimes you need to walkaway from someone for the betterment of yourself.” Libianca says of the track.

December 2022 would change Libianca’s life forever. Her mighty introduction to the world with the release of ‘People’ was unexpected, but nonetheless has seen her reach groundbreaking heights. The song shed light on Libianca’s experience with rare mood disorder Cyclothymia, addressing the all too familiar feelings of loneliness and isolation which has resulted in a tightknit fanbase deeply appreciative of her vulnerability. As of now, ‘People’ is the Highest Charting African Single in UK chart history after peaking at #2 in the Official Singles Chart (it joins the remix of Fireboy DML’s ‘Peru’ featuring Ed Sheeran), spending over eight weeks at #1 in the UK Afrobeats Chart and recently certified Gold in the UK. Following collaborations with Ayra Starr, Omah Lay, Cian Ducrot, Becky G and debuting on the Billboard Hot 100 – 400M+ global streams and 113M+ YouTube views later, it’s undeniable that Libianca has arrived.

Growing up with a love of Afrobeats, Makossa, Gospel and R&B, it was destined that Libianca would become the powerhouse that she is today. Years of Open Mic Nights and church choir practices would form the basis of her later artistry, recognising very early the power of songwriting that speaks to people at the most crucial times in their lives. Prioritising vulnerability, empathy and emotion in her music in a mission to “heal the world” has resulted in a blossoming trajectory into the world of music. Libianca’s road to greatness is just beginning, but already her accolades are plenty – a talent impossible to ignore.



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