Forty-something Blick Bassy comes from Cameroon. He is a singer-songwriter who resides in the north of France these days and who first made his name as a band member of the acclaimed fusion group Macasse before he went solo in 2009. Bassy left his former residence in Paris to live in the countryside near Calais and opted for the quiet life as well as for himself. However, according to Blick Bassy, his music takes him closer to Cameroon than ever, if only because he sings in Basaa: his mother tongue. That he is homesick for his country of origin can be heard in his melancholy voice. After a career of twenty years this remarkable voice can now be heard more often than before: the song Kiki, from his most recent album Akö, was used for an Apple commercial last summer. Since that time Bassy has been one of the most-discussed new stars from the African continent.