Within four months since the hit song, People, was released by Cameroonian superstar, Libianca Fonji it has been streamed more than 150 million times.
She left US for Cameroon when she was four and settled at Mamenda and moved back to Minnesota when she was teenager.
Instead of fufilling the dream that her parents had for her to be a fully registered nurse,her mother paid for voice lessons and guitars tuition and her father acted as her manager.
Fast forward, she applied to VOICES, a music talent show, impressing judges with her soulful rendition of SZA’s Good days and progressed to the live shows before being voted out.
“I don’t like to lose. So when i got eliminated I was like. I was doing so good on this show and I didn’t win?. Are you serious!. Something’s wrong,” she said, in an interview with BBC.
She wrote, ‘People’ in November, after throwing a thanksgiving party where she felt invisible while her friends were celebrating, Libianca spent much of the night crying in the bathroom.
When she came downstairs, no one noticed her puffy red eyes. No one asked her how she was. They simply offered her a drink.
The song has been number one for eight weeks, on the UK’s Afrobeats Charts.
Lyrics in the song discuss her experience of the rare kood disorder cyclothyma ( source BBC News)