In 2016, X- Maleya, celebrates ten years of joyous and uplifting music. Within this music are the intricate rhythms and harmonies of their native Cameroon musical traditions. During these years, this panafrican group has created a musical and spiritual that has touched a worldwide audience. Their musical efforts over the decade have garnered praise and accolades from a wide body of people, youth, organizations and countries.
Assembled in 1997 by Auguste Rim, Haitem Zaiter and Roger Samnig, the group adopted the name X-Maleya. The letter X was chosen as a symbol of the unknown, which is life. Maleya simply means “Advice” in Douala dialect. didn’t know they will be internationally known artists. More interestingly, these young men have not lost the friendship that links them together in a common bond of brotherhood. They still share the same values that connect them and inspire their music: love, friendship, peace, humility, and trust in the Lord.
Through their music the X-Maleya group proposes to their audience a mix and match of Bantu sonorities which reflect their various origins and every style of music most Americans would enjoy: soul, reggae, jazz, spirituals, blues, and electro. This mix is rooted in multiple strands of the African Diaspora.
X-Maleya has established itself as one of the true positive leaders and motivational musicians. With enough compassion, love and practical knowledge, they understand that the music they play can transform lives and better the global community. Their incredible upbeat attitude and positive energy combine to make them the Best African group. As African musical ambassador, they understand the power they possess and responsibility entrusted to them. The group continues to inspire younger generations with music that transcends cultural and linguistic barriers to establish a communion of people from all horizons. They use their music as a tool to engage countries to work in concert towards intercultural understanding and peace.