Cameroonian- American songstress Libianca first became enchanted with the world of music at an early age, mostly when her babysitter would sing covers of popular songs to her and around the house. The music playing during Libianca’s childhood included: gospel, R&B, Afrobeats, and makossa – a Cameroonian genre that is a blend of rumba, funk, highlife, and many other eclectic sounds. Her upbringing consisted of church and singing with the congregation. Alongside church, Libianca would also attend school showcases and perform at games to practise singing in public. After ten years of development and training to hone her talents, Libianca is becoming a true artist.
In the early stages of her career, Libianca began attending open mics and expanding her reach as a professional musician through more performances and opportunities. Between connecting with audiences and spending time with supporters over the past few years, Libianca has been growing a strong and tightknit fanbase. The 22-year-old singer and her captivating voice travelled to a season of The Voice in 2021, where she was coached by Blake Shelton – ‘one of the biggest country musicians of the past decade’ to further her career and expose herself to life on TV. During her performances she would wow judges and fans with her moving and soul-stirring retelling of popular hits. Libianca is known for ‘thinking out of the box,’ being unconventional, and ‘spicing things up’ with her covers. Artists like Wizkid, Davido, Charlotte Dipanda and Keyshia Cole are huge inspirations to Libianca and have helped shape her musical palette over time.
Not only does she have an incredible voice but Libianca’s trilingual nature, consisting of Pidgin, English and French, have influenced her to arrange her music around the many languages she speaks. She also effortlessly espouses vulnerability, empathy, and emotion through sweet melodies in a mission ‘to heal the world’ and ‘allow people to accept themselves.’ She addresses different struggles and experiences, particularly poor mental in her songs. Many of her fans feel recognised and engage with Libianca on social media, discussing her positive impact on their well-being and how her music acts as a form of therapy.
Recently, Libianca signed to 5K Records and RCA after teasing her breakout hit ‘‘People’ on social media that has rightfully placed her in many exciting conversations. There was also a music video released a few days ago that is gaining huge traction after successful campaigns across TikTok and Instagram. Libianca’s gradual success over the past few years is no coincidence, she is truly a star in the making and one to watch.