BANYE aka DONBANSOMAN (formerly known as DWAVES or VIRUS X) is a Cameroonian born rapper/singer songwriter producer. He hails from the North West region of Cameroon. His dynamic lyrical vibrance was the center stage of the Cameroon music industry in 2012 when he released his first solo single titled: CHORKOH topping major charts in Cameroon and beyond and still relevant today.
BANYE had a difficult childhood with a modest life and Christian upbringing. His child experience is reflected most in his lyrics as he combines social justice and street melodic quotes to deliver punchlines that are close to none. He lyrical influence dares to where few of his generation could.
BANYE’s dream was to become a Doctor or an Engineer. He started rapping in Secondary School and discovered he could use his voice to contribute to social justice, poverty, and street representation. His first time in the studio was in 2009 and immediately fell in love with music and started writing lyrics and poems mostly for pleasure. He took a break from school and concentrated on his dream of becoming a musician. He recorded a mix tape in September 2011 titled LOVE ME LATER which never got to be released due to disagreements with his record label. It was said to be dominated by American type songs which were not commercially the best for local consumption at the time.
BANYE went on and did other demos like PAYS TOO STRONG, HOT KOK, with several remixes of urban songs like NOT AFRIAD by Eminem. Late 2012 Banye decided to get serious with his carrier and His debut single CHORKOH was an instant hit and since then he has challenged himself to deliver nothing but the best. He is inspired by real life stories and situations as his rap is full of street talk and ghetto representation.
In January 2018, Banye’s career took a completely different turn when he signed to Franco Records LLC, an American Record label based in Houston Texas. Banye is full of energy and currently working on multiple projects. He has recorded multiple tracks and shot multiple videos, ready to challenge his creative dynamism to the fullest.