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Natty is an Artist/Musician born in San francisco, raised in London. His heartfelt recordings and Live performances (acoustic or with The Rebelship) have gained Natty a loyal and ever-growing fanbase from people of all walks of life. Having sold many records and performed in countries across the World. Natty says: “Bringing people joy and healing has been my greatest works.”
A gifted musician from an early age, dabbling with many styles and instruments, he started a band aged 10, by age 16 he was a go-to beat-maker for local hip-hop acts. Natty started developing his sound after leaving school and getting a job at the world-famous Sphere Studios. On down-timehe would experiment and work on his songs. Natty left the studio 4 years later working as a freelance producer whilst performing his songs at open mics around London. He was quickly spotted, followed by signing with Atlantic Records in 2008 and putting out his first album,‘Man Like I’. It’s success captivated the attention of the UK music press and public, as well as overseas, including Japan, where he had a number 1 hit with the single‘Badman’.
Performing on Later with Jools, ITV News and The BBC Electric Proms are amongst some of the TV highlights of Natty’s career. Artist collaborations include work with Nitin Sawhney, Roots Manuva, Tony Allen, Prince Fatty, Baba Maal, Akala etc. have also lead to touring with Ziggy Marley around USA, playing an unauthorised headline show in front of thousands in Khartoum, Sudan and performing in the U.N building(NYC,USA) on World Humanitarian Day.
Whilst on-off touring, Natty took a self-imposed hiatus from the UK music scene . Writing, travelling, meeting with spiritual leaders in Africa and South America. More than just a musician involved himself with an orphanage in Gambia, as well as various community works in Southern Africa and London alongside continuing with his Vibes and Pressure nights.
Natty is a singer, rapper, writer and performer in contemporary gospel and inspirational music. She sang in church from a very tender age, leading praise and worship on sundays, and was leader of her primary school choir. At 13 she started to write her own lyrics and joined a singing group which was dissolved after a year. “Da family” was later created at age 14 by her and her brother Emma Mimba, which also didn’t last long as he went on to follow a career in football. At 16 she performed live at the World Music day and was spotted by old school singer and rapper Malcom Marky who took an interest in her talent and started getting her to record with music producers like Dj Pazzo and Ozone. Through him she got to perform more on other platforms locally and featured with other upcoming artists. These gained her recognition in her hometown Bamenda while developing her talent even more. Natty took a break from music to focus on her education. She acquired an HND in Marketing and later on moved to Douala and enrolled at KM professional film academy where she studied Film Directing. After graduating in 2014 she decided to build her career in music from the ground up. She entered the MTN make the music competition and came 3rd. Being one of the winners gave her the opportunity to perform alongside artists like Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, Skales etc at ifest 2014. She got a deal for the release, promotion and touring of her first single “wetti I do” which never pulled through because of some internal issues from the company. After being signed for over six months with nothing to show. She kept on writing, recording, and performing. And turned down a few deals that didn’t look favourable. On Dec22, 2015 Natty left her hometown Bamenda and moved to Yaounde to look for better opportunities in music. June 2016 she decided it was time to record an album. In September she started to record her debut album “Not Ashamed” which she released Dec15, 2016. With no record deal, manager, or huge budget she’s letting this quote describe her music “The best and most important things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart”