Bachot Muna’s Powerful Journey: From Heartbreak to Hope in Remastered Single ‘Loh Yonme’


In the depths of despair, artists often find solace and inspiration, channeling their pain into creative expression. Afro-jazz artist Bachot Muna experienced this firsthand during a tumultuous period in his life.

Through music, he emerged from the darkness and created ‘Loh Yonme,’ a single that garnered recognition and accolades, including Best Singer and Best Video Clip in Cameroon back in 1999.

Now, over two decades later, Bachot Muna is releasing a remastered version of ‘Loh Yonme’ from his album ‘Afro Dance Hight Life,’ keeping its essence alive and captivating listeners once again.

‘Loh Yonme,’ meaning ‘come and get me’ in English, was born out of the heart-wrenching betrayal Bachot Muna experienced when his wife had an affair and became pregnant, leaving him to raise their two young daughters alone.

This personal devastation plunged him into a deep depression until his faith in God ultimately empowered him to overcome this harrowing ordeal.

Despite the pain embedded in its lyrics, ‘Loh Yonme’ radiates hope and happiness, true to Bachot Muna’s signature style.

The instrumentation carries a sense of lightness, with cheerful horn sections, vibrant Afro rhythms, and playful keyboard melodies.

Bachot Muna’s vocals recount his story in the verses, singing of the immense pain he endured, while the gospel-inspired female vocals soar in the choruses, brimming with optimism, possibility, and the promise of brighter days ahead.

In this soundscape, Bachot Muna encapsulates the invaluable lesson he learned from his experience: what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger.

Now residing in Brussels, Bachot Muna’s musical journey has been profoundly shaped by his lifelong passion for music.

A self-taught musician, he first discovered his vocal abilities in school and honed his piano skills by transcribing sequences onto pieces of paper at home.

As a member of the band Man-Walk, he further developed his musical talents, delving into sound engineering and production.

Bachot Muna has since continued to release uplifting songs, garner awards, perform at notable events like the Montreal International Jazz Festival, and captivate audiences worldwide.

With the remastered release of ‘Loh Yonme,’ Bachot Muna invites listeners to join him on his transformative journey, reminding us that even in the face of heartbreak, there is always the potential for healing and strength.

Through his music, he inspires hope and demonstrates the power of artistic expression to triumph over life’s most challenging moments.

Listen here

Written by
Barbie Edonia


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