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DennisMark

Prince with miss Andy Allo

Was anyone fortunate to hear Prince and Andy Allo together ?

Was she the new artisan he shared stage with at some recent aftershow/party ?

If so I would like to know how it sounded.

Thanks !

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Reply #1 posted 05/30/11 6:04am

DennisMark

From her facebook :

Andy Allo is simply a breath of fresh air. Amongst a landslide of uninspiring and simple lyrics, amongst an industry of spiritless and senseless content, Allo serves up a refreshing and serene haven of conscious musical poetry.The Cameroonian born and raised singer-songwriter is one of the music scenes exciting new budding artists who is breaking musical boundaries and creating her own soulful path.
Allo’s formula is also simple. With only a guitar that she delicately strums, her soft sultry vocals and a dab of humor, Allo has created her own genre of music that she affectionately calls Alter.Hip.Soul- a mix of alternative, hip hop and soul.
In 2009 the independent artist debuted her first album UnFresh, a collection of 12 original songs about the whirlwind experience of being in love, loosing it and the continuous pursuit of happiness. The uninhibitedly honest and relatable album, which she wrote, co-produced and financed has already generated a word-of-mouth buzz, that has some deeming her the next big thing.
Music has always been a part of the boundlessly creative songstress who is influenced by soul mavens such as Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill and Jill Scott. Even before she could speak those who knew her were mesmerized by the little girl with tight curls who at any given moment would throw her head back and let out her perfect baby scat. Allo’s passion for performing and love of music stayed with her. And two years ago, Allo’s roaring ambition led her to learn the guitar and take her passion to the next level. She has not put her beloved companion down since.
At the core of Allo’s appeal is her ability to infuse her real life experience, her humor and her infectious personality within her music. It is because of Allo’s desire to connect with her audience and her unceasing effort to create a body of work that is not only innovative but relevant- songs that are simply feel good music- that Allo continuously wins new fans.
Allo has already created a number of songs for her sophomore album, which she promises will be a personal rendition of her life since she wrote UnFresh- honest accounts of a young woman navigating the music world. With only her guitar and a rich subtle voice the evolving artist captivates the hearts and ears of those who appreciate music for the soul.

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I like coming up with random words like boof or phrases like "On It like a Bonnet"
Have very high standards.
Always smiling.
Love to love and be happy!

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Reply #2 posted 05/30/11 6:48am

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DennisMark said:

From her facebook :

Andy Allo is simply a breath of fresh air. Amongst a landslide of uninspiring and simple lyrics, amongst an industry of spiritless and senseless content, Allo serves up a refreshing and serene haven of conscious musical poetry.The Cameroonian born and raised singer-songwriter is one of the music scenes exciting new budding artists who is breaking musical boundaries and creating her own soulful path.
Allo’s formula is also simple. With only a guitar that she delicately strums, her soft sultry vocals and a dab of humor, Allo has created her own genre of music that she affectionately calls Alter.Hip.Soul- a mix of alternative, hip hop and soul.
In 2009 the independent artist debuted her first album UnFresh, a collection of 12 original songs about the whirlwind experience of being in love, loosing it and the continuous pursuit of happiness. The uninhibitedly honest and relatable album, which she wrote, co-produced and financed has already generated a word-of-mouth buzz, that has some deeming her the next big thing.
Music has always been a part of the boundlessly creative songstress who is influenced by soul mavens such as Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill and Jill Scott. Even before she could speak those who knew her were mesmerized by the little girl with tight curls who at any given moment would throw her head back and let out her perfect baby scat. Allo’s passion for performing and love of music stayed with her. And two years ago, Allo’s roaring ambition led her to learn the guitar and take her passion to the next level. She has not put her beloved companion down since.
At the core of Allo’s appeal is her ability to infuse her real life experience, her humor and her infectious personality within her music. It is because of Allo’s desire to connect with her audience and her unceasing effort to create a body of work that is not only innovative but relevant- songs that are simply feel good music- that Allo continuously wins new fans.
Allo has already created a number of songs for her sophomore album, which she promises will be a personal rendition of her life since she wrote UnFresh- honest accounts of a young woman navigating the music world. With only her guitar and a rich subtle voice the evolving artist captivates the hearts and ears of those who appreciate music for the soul.

____ _____ _____ ____ _____ _______ ____ _______
I like coming up with random words like boof or phrases like "On It like a Bonnet"
Have very high standards.
Always smiling.
Love to love and be happy!

Are you like Andy Allo's PR person or what? This is VERY transparent- VERY eek

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Reply #3 posted 05/30/11 7:30am

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DennisMark said:

Was anyone fortunate to hear Prince and Andy Allo together ?

Was she the new artisan he shared stage with at some recent aftershow/party ?

If so I would like to know how it sounded.

Thanks !

Artisan? You mean 'artist'

She sang on the performance of Marvin Gaye's 'Let's Get It On', 11 May 2011 at the Troubadour.

http://www.princevault.co..._May,_2011

and then sang the lyrics of Bob Marley's 'Waiting In Vain' at the same venue, 12 May am, before Prince performed 'Crimson and Clover':

http://www.princevault.co...y,_2011-am

Recordings of both circulate.

ALT+PLS+RTN: Pure as a pane of ice. It's a gift.
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Reply #4 posted 05/30/11 10:20am

dJJ

I love her smile, easy going style and her down-to-earth attitude.

Her voice is like honey, and love to listen to her. I hope she will develop herself in a versatile however distinguished style. Especially upbeat and energetic music fits her persona well.

I belief she is going to be a big star. She has all that it takes and lookst too healthy to screw up herself with drugs or alcohol.

I hope I'm right about her.

99% of my posts are ironic. Maybe this post sides with the other 1%.
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Reply #5 posted 05/30/11 2:12pm

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yeah i saw her at the Traoubadour gig. She was the size of a thimble, would of been a good Match for P. At first I could barely hear her & i was right in front of the mic. Has a nice voice nothing special imo.

langebleu said:

DennisMark said:

Was anyone fortunate to hear Prince and Andy Allo together ?

Was she the new artisan he shared stage with at some recent aftershow/party ?

If so I would like to know how it sounded.

Thanks !

Artisan? You mean 'artist'

She sang on the performance of Marvin Gaye's 'Let's Get It On', 11 May 2011 at the Troubadour.

http://www.princevault.co..._May,_2011

and then sang the lyrics of Bob Marley's 'Waiting In Vain' at the same venue, 12 May am, before Prince performed 'Crimson and Clover':

http://www.princevault.co...y,_2011-am

Recordings of both circulate.

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Reply #6 posted 06/15/11 3:44am

DennisMark

Farfunknugin said:

yeah i saw her at the Traoubadour gig. She was the size of a thimble, would of been a good Match for P. At first I could barely hear her & i was right in front of the mic. Has a nice voice nothing special imo.

langebleu said:

Artisan? You mean 'artist'

She sang on the performance of Marvin Gaye's 'Let's Get It On', 11 May 2011 at the Troubadour.

http://www.princevault.co..._May,_2011

and then sang the lyrics of Bob Marley's 'Waiting In Vain' at the same venue, 12 May am, before Prince performed 'Crimson and Clover':

http://www.princevault.co...y,_2011-am

Recordings of both circulate.

wow, sounds nice !

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Reply #7 posted 06/15/11 3:44am

DennisMark

dJJ said:

I love her smile, easy going style and her down-to-earth attitude.

Her voice is like honey, and love to listen to her. I hope she will develop herself in a versatile however distinguished style. Especially upbeat and energetic music fits her persona well.

I belief she is going to be a big star. She has all that it takes and lookst too healthy to screw up herself with drugs or alcohol.

I hope I'm right about her.

a voice like honey....that's sweet !

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Reply #8 posted 06/15/11 6:50am

2elijah

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I posted about Andy Allo, back in August 2010, in the Non-Prince Music forum. I saw her perform back in August 2010 on the Africa Channel on their "Red Kiva" program, in a 1 hour performance. Red Kiva is a program that features many African musicians, as well as others. They also repeated that same performance on their channel last month, about a week after her performance at the Troubador in LA with Prince.

Here's the thread I posted back in August 2010, with her videos.

http://prince.org/msg/8/342568?pr

Nice to know she's getting recognition and an increased fan base, since her performance at the Troubadour. Andy and Esperanza could basically be mistaken for one another because of their similar afro hairstyles and skin tone. I love both artists' natural afro hairstyles. Her singing reminds of a mixture of Erykah Badu/Jill Scott/Corinne Bailey/BillyMiles and other artists I can't name right now, but she has a smooth sound.

Another orger posted on a second thread in May, that she is also a correspondent on "Attack of the Show" on the G4 cable channel.

[Edited 6/15/11 7:07am]

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Reply #9 posted 06/15/11 8:48am

BlackSweat86

2elijah said:

I posted about Andy Allo, back in August 2010, in the Non-Prince Music forum.

Yeah, it's all your fault i have another addition to my canon of "girlfriends" as my wife calls them! Listened to some of her tracks and fell head over heels (as far as a faithful married man can go, that is!) lol

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Reply #10 posted 06/15/11 9:14am

2elijah

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BlackSweat86 said:

2elijah said:

I posted about Andy Allo, back in August 2010, in the Non-Prince Music forum.

Yeah, it's all your fault i have another addition to my canon of "girlfriends" as my wife calls them! Listened to some of her tracks and fell head over heels (as far as a faithful married man can go, that is!) lol

falloff Hilarious, just be happy your wife didn't make you pack your bags and leave home.lol

[Edited 6/15/11 9:16am]

LOL
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Reply #11 posted 06/15/11 9:18am

BlackSweat86

2elijah said:

BlackSweat86 said:

Yeah, it's all your fault i have another addition to my canon of "girlfriends" as my wife calls them! Listened to some of her tracks and fell head over heels (as far as a faithful married man can go, that is!) lol

falloff Hilarious, just be happy your wife didn't make you pack your bags and leave home.lol

[Edited 6/15/11 9:16am]

yeah, she's cool like that...adore her deeply love

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Reply #12 posted 06/16/11 8:04am

DennisMark

BlackSweat86 said:

2elijah said:

falloff Hilarious, just be happy your wife didn't make you pack your bags and leave home.lol

[Edited 6/15/11 9:16am]

yeah, she's cool like that...adore her deeply love

LOL

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Reply #13 posted 06/26/11 8:57am

DennisMark

look cute together
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Reply #14 posted 06/26/11 10:36am

armpit

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She's GORGEOUSSSSSS.

"I don't think you'd do well in captivity." - random person's comment to me the other day
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Reply #15 posted 06/26/11 12:36pm

missmabel

DennisMark said:

Was anyone fortunate to hear Prince and Andy Allo together ?

Was she the new artisan he shared stage with at some recent aftershow/party ?

If so I would like to know how it sounded.

Thanks !

She was his guitarist for the two Montreal Jazz Fest shows June 24, 25, 2011. At the 24th she sang one song near the beginning, but I'm not sure which. And later she sang Waiting in Vain, which was lovely. On the 25th I believe she had a set at the beginning of the show.

She's gorgeous! My days. Prince was always helping her take her guitar off, interacting with her a lot. In the bathroom after the show a girl said: I think he's in love with her! wink

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Reply #16 posted 06/26/11 12:44pm

RubyButterfly

missmabel said:

DennisMark said:

Was anyone fortunate to hear Prince and Andy Allo together ?

Was she the new artisan he shared stage with at some recent aftershow/party ?

If so I would like to know how it sounded.

Thanks !

She was his guitarist for the two Montreal Jazz Fest shows June 24, 25, 2011. At the 24th she sang one song near the beginning, but I'm not sure which. And later she sang Waiting in Vain, which was lovely. On the 25th I believe she had a set at the beginning of the show.

She's gorgeous! My days. Prince was always helping her take her guitar off, interacting with her a lot. In the bathroom after the show a girl said: I think he's in love with her! wink

lol I wish I had a nickel for every time that same thing is said about any woman Prince gets within 2 feet of and interacts with in any capacity. Wasn't this exact observation being made only a brief couple months ago about Misty? lol lol lol I wish I could remember all the other women he's 'obviously' been in love with in just the last year or two, but the list is so long it's hard to keep track. lol lol lol

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Reply #17 posted 06/26/11 1:26pm

missmabel

RubyButterfly said:

missmabel said:

She was his guitarist for the two Montreal Jazz Fest shows June 24, 25, 2011. At the 24th she sang one song near the beginning, but I'm not sure which. And later she sang Waiting in Vain, which was lovely. On the 25th I believe she had a set at the beginning of the show.

She's gorgeous! My days. Prince was always helping her take her guitar off, interacting with her a lot. In the bathroom after the show a girl said: I think he's in love with her! wink

lol I wish I had a nickel for every time that same thing is said about any woman Prince gets within 2 feet of and interacts with in any capacity. Wasn't this exact observation being made only a brief couple months ago about Misty? lol lol lol I wish I could remember all the other women he's 'obviously' been in love with in just the last year or two, but the list is so long it's hard to keep track. lol lol lol

Indeed, I just thought the girl in the bathroom was cute. I said to her: Well when you're 54 you're still allowed to get crushes! lol But for all I know she'd sprained her shoulder.

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Reply #18 posted 06/27/11 9:41am

2elijah

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Here's sort of an in-depth interview on musician/artist Andy Allo, I found from January 2010:

You Need To Know....
Andy Allo

http://www.cocoafly.com/2...-allo.html

You may not have heard of Andy Allo. But you’ve definitely seen her pretty face and funky afro on such ads as the U.S Post Office, BlackPeopleMeet.com and Toyota. The sista can sell cars and stamps. But what she definitely has me sold on is her music. Allo makes an impressive musical debut with her album UnFresh. Her sweet and soulful voice is candy to the ears. Allo shares her stories of life and love through a passionate blend of hip hop, neo-soul and alternative. Or as she likes to call it, alter-hip-soul. Only 22, the Cameroonian-born model and actress now has singer, songwriter and executive producer to her long list of talents. Allo financed the independent project on her own when she was 21. And don’t think her album sounds like something recorded in her mama’s garage. Nope. Nothing but studio-quality sounds on UnFresh. Allo’s album was born in the same studio where Tony! Toni! Tone! created some of their hits.

I met up with Allo at a Starbucks in Hollywood. She greeted me with a bright smile and halo of hair. Her model frame was working a fitted black leather jacket and sparkly scarf. Allo is new to LA. She moved to Sacramento, Calif from Cameroon nine years ago. Her mother is a white American and her father, whom she’s named after, is a black African. FYI Allo means hello in French. It’s fitting for her bubbly personality. But when it’s time to talk business, she gets serious. Allo and I chatted up about Cameroon, caring for a sick parent in high school and her career.

Cocoa Fly: You’re from Cameroon but I don’t hear an accent.
Andy Allo: When I moved here I wanted to fit in. I wanted to be like everyone else because I was different. So I learned the [American] accent. I picked up the accent my peers were using.

Do you miss Cameroon?

I do. I miss my friends because I didn’t want to move out here. I was in school. I would have gotten to experience life there a little more.

Why did you move?
My mom had fallen ill.

What was her illness?
She had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Being around someone sick, you know, you have to take care of things and be there for them and go to school. And I had a part time job. I learned to be responsible.

Where did you work?
I worked at a concession stand at a bowling alley. I worked at Wienerschnitzel. That only lasted a week. I worked at Stylez, an urban clothing store. And I worked at Sports Chalet. Then I worked for Farmer’s Life Insurance .That was one of the first jobs I had. I was 14 and I worked at home and I called people. I had my little call sheet and I said, “Hi, I’m calling from Farmer’s Insurance.” Then I talked super fast before they hung up. This one lady called the cops on me. (laughter)

CF: What?!

Yeah. And I also worked in a doctor’s office. It was my uncle’s office, he’s a cardiologist. I did paper work. Then I worked at Rally’s. This is all in high school. I’m a hustler.

Yes you are. Are your parents still together?

No. My dad still lives in Cameroon. But all my brothers and sisters are out here.

I love food. What are some good Cameroon dishes?

Fried plantains are the love of my life. Authentic Cameroonian food which is awesome is corn chaff, which is basically beans, corn, palm oil, onions, veggies and awesomeness. And another dish is called koki. It’s like a tamale and they wrap it up in leaves and then bake it. I don’t know how they make it but it’s so good.

(Laugh) What do your parents do for a living?

My dad is an ecologist. He’s traveled all over the world. He’s very academic and used to run the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) branch in Cameroon. My mom used to teach in Cameroon- -English and standard classes.



Do your parents have a musical background?
Mom plays piano. She taught my brothers and sisters, all of us, piano. My dad can sing. He’s a good singer. He never pursued it. He’s more of the academic kind of guy. But my mom is very artistic. She can draw, she can write and play piano amazing.

Oh that’s where you get your talent. How did you get into music?

Ever since I was little I wrote poetry. I wrote songs. I used to sing with my sister and we would work on harmonies. I would always sing the high part and she would always sing the low. I would never let her sing the high part because I always wanted it. Then when I moved [to Sacramento] that’s when I really immersed myself into it. I got into choir in middle school and that’s the first time I realized that, “Wow. I can actually sing. I’m not too bad at this.’



I love your album. What song really reflects you?

I think it would be “I Want Love.” It’s sort of an autobiographical song because the first verse is talking about how I’m named after my father and how I learned how to never quit. And basically ‘I’m on it like a bonnet. My words flow like a Shakespearean sonnet.’

Girl, I loved that line!

That is my quote! ‘I’m on it like a bonnet.’ The second verse is about my mom and how she influenced me. I want love, I want life I want whatever’s out there that life has to offer.


How challenging is it to be an independent artist?


As an independent artist it’s quite challenging. I funded and invested everything into this album. No one helped me financially.

Wow
At times I wanted to give up. I hated this album. I was so done. Something I talk about in my song “Fly Away, ” is I had gone to a point where I ran out of money. We weren’t even half-way done with this thing. What am I going to do? So I went to all of these banks and I [begged], “Please, please give me a loan.” I’m 21. No one’s gonna give me a loan (laughter)! And so I kept getting denied. It was a really frustrating time for me. But it really helped me grow. I learned a lot about being strong and pushing through despite whatever else.

Oh you’re crying. That must have been really hard for you.
It’s been a crazy project and crazy year for me.

That’s amazing. You produced your own album at 21 when a lot of kids that age are worried about getting an iPhone.
(Laugh)

(Laugh) What do you want to see for your music career and dreams?

My goal was to sell 100,000 albums. I’m still working on 1,000 right now. I want to perform on a late show like Kimmel, Conan or David Letterman.
My next release will be a free download. The third one I’m looking forward to, is going to be an African [album] and that’s when I’m going to shave my head. (Laughs)



Really? I’m surprised because the ‘fro is your thing.

The hair is a big part of me. It’s become a strong part of myself. So I wonder how would it be if I didn’t have the afro.

Shaving your head would give you a very African style.
It kind of goes back to my roots.

You’re right. India Arie cut her hair.
Yeah and so did Erykah Badu.

What about acting?

I’d love to get into comedy. I think I’m slightly funny. And definitely drama. My goal is to be on a TV show like “Entourage” or “True Blood.” I’d want to be a vampire and bite somebody.

A vampire with an afro. A ‘Fropire
Ooo I love it. I’m going to write that down somewhere.

You’ve accomplished so much at your age. You managed to do most of this from Sacramento. This is not an easy industry. How did you do it and not live in LA?
It’s been hard work. It’s about determination and being responsible and being mature. I know this is something I want to do and I take it very seriously. I think that’s why I’ve been able to accomplish what I have is because when I know something that I want I go for it. And I put in everything that I can and I just really focus.


Photo Credit:Shopcuffs.com
Check for Andy Allo's album on iTunes or listen to a few songs here.

[Edited 6/27/11 10:05am]

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Reply #19 posted 06/27/11 1:30pm

MISTERHANDS

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in the league of P's afro hair bitches, I prefer esperanza nod

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Reply #20 posted 06/28/11 6:19am

DennisMark

cool

2elijah said:

Here's sort of an in-depth interview on musician/artist Andy Allo, I found from January 2010:

You Need To Know....
Andy Allo

http://www.cocoafly.com/2...-allo.html

You may not have heard of Andy Allo. But you’ve definitely seen her pretty face and funky afro on such ads as the U.S Post Office, BlackPeopleMeet.com and Toyota. The sista can sell cars and stamps. But what she definitely has me sold on is her music. Allo makes an impressive musical debut with her album UnFresh. Her sweet and soulful voice is candy to the ears. Allo shares her stories of life and love through a passionate blend of hip hop, neo-soul and alternative. Or as she likes to call it, alter-hip-soul. Only 22, the Cameroonian-born model and actress now has singer, songwriter and executive producer to her long list of talents. Allo financed the independent project on her own when she was 21. And don’t think her album sounds like something recorded in her mama’s garage. Nope. Nothing but studio-quality sounds on UnFresh. Allo’s album was born in the same studio where Tony! Toni! Tone! created some of their hits.

I met up with Allo at a Starbucks in Hollywood. She greeted me with a bright smile and halo of hair. Her model frame was working a fitted black leather jacket and sparkly scarf. Allo is new to LA. She moved to Sacramento, Calif from Cameroon nine years ago. Her mother is a white American and her father, whom she’s named after, is a black African. FYI Allo means hello in French. It’s fitting for her bubbly personality. But when it’s time to talk business, she gets serious. Allo and I chatted up about Cameroon, caring for a sick parent in high school and her career.

Cocoa Fly: You’re from Cameroon but I don’t hear an accent.
Andy Allo: When I moved here I wanted to fit in. I wanted to be like everyone else because I was different. So I learned the [American] accent. I picked up the accent my peers were using.

Do you miss Cameroon?

I do. I miss my friends because I didn’t want to move out here. I was in school. I would have gotten to experience life there a little more.

Why did you move?
My mom had fallen ill.

What was her illness?
She had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Being around someone sick, you know, you have to take care of things and be there for them and go to school. And I had a part time job. I learned to be responsible.

Where did you work?
I worked at a concession stand at a bowling alley. I worked at Wienerschnitzel. That only lasted a week. I worked at Stylez, an urban clothing store. And I worked at Sports Chalet. Then I worked for Farmer’s Life Insurance .That was one of the first jobs I had. I was 14 and I worked at home and I called people. I had my little call sheet and I said, “Hi, I’m calling from Farmer’s Insurance.” Then I talked super fast before they hung up. This one lady called the cops on me. (laughter)

CF: What?!

Yeah. And I also worked in a doctor’s office. It was my uncle’s office, he’s a cardiologist. I did paper work. Then I worked at Rally’s. This is all in high school. I’m a hustler.

Yes you are. Are your parents still together?

No. My dad still lives in Cameroon. But all my brothers and sisters are out here.

I love food. What are some good Cameroon dishes?

Fried plantains are the love of my life. Authentic Cameroonian food which is awesome is corn chaff, which is basically beans, corn, palm oil, onions, veggies and awesomeness. And another dish is called koki. It’s like a tamale and they wrap it up in leaves and then bake it. I don’t know how they make it but it’s so good.

(Laugh) What do your parents do for a living?

My dad is an ecologist. He’s traveled all over the world. He’s very academic and used to run the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) branch in Cameroon. My mom used to teach in Cameroon- -English and standard classes.



Do your parents have a musical background?
Mom plays piano. She taught my brothers and sisters, all of us, piano. My dad can sing. He’s a good singer. He never pursued it. He’s more of the academic kind of guy. But my mom is very artistic. She can draw, she can write and play piano amazing.

Oh that’s where you get your talent. How did you get into music?

Ever since I was little I wrote poetry. I wrote songs. I used to sing with my sister and we would work on harmonies. I would always sing the high part and she would always sing the low. I would never let her sing the high part because I always wanted it. Then when I moved [to Sacramento] that’s when I really immersed myself into it. I got into choir in middle school and that’s the first time I realized that, “Wow. I can actually sing. I’m not too bad at this.’



I love your album. What song really reflects you?

I think it would be “I Want Love.” It’s sort of an autobiographical song because the first verse is talking about how I’m named after my father and how I learned how to never quit. And basically ‘I’m on it like a bonnet. My words flow like a Shakespearean sonnet.’

Girl, I loved that line!

That is my quote! ‘I’m on it like a bonnet.’ The second verse is about my mom and how she influenced me. I want love, I want life I want whatever’s out there that life has to offer.


How challenging is it to be an independent artist?


As an independent artist it’s quite challenging. I funded and invested everything into this album. No one helped me financially.

Wow
At times I wanted to give up. I hated this album. I was so done. Something I talk about in my song “Fly Away, ” is I had gone to a point where I ran out of money. We weren’t even half-way done with this thing. What am I going to do? So I went to all of these banks and I [begged], “Please, please give me a loan.” I’m 21. No one’s gonna give me a loan (laughter)! And so I kept getting denied. It was a really frustrating time for me. But it really helped me grow. I learned a lot about being strong and pushing through despite whatever else.

Oh you’re crying. That must have been really hard for you.
It’s been a crazy project and crazy year for me.

That’s amazing. You produced your own album at 21 when a lot of kids that age are worried about getting an iPhone.
(Laugh)

(Laugh) What do you want to see for your music career and dreams?

My goal was to sell 100,000 albums. I’m still working on 1,000 right now. I want to perform on a late show like Kimmel, Conan or David Letterman.
My next release will be a free download. The third one I’m looking forward to, is going to be an African [album] and that’s when I’m going to shave my head. (Laughs)



Really? I’m surprised because the ‘fro is your thing.

The hair is a big part of me. It’s become a strong part of myself. So I wonder how would it be if I didn’t have the afro.

Shaving your head would give you a very African style.
It kind of goes back to my roots.

You’re right. India Arie cut her hair.
Yeah and so did Erykah Badu.

What about acting?

I’d love to get into comedy. I think I’m slightly funny. And definitely drama. My goal is to be on a TV show like “Entourage” or “True Blood.” I’d want to be a vampire and bite somebody.

A vampire with an afro. A ‘Fropire
Ooo I love it. I’m going to write that down somewhere.

You’ve accomplished so much at your age. You managed to do most of this from Sacramento. This is not an easy industry. How did you do it and not live in LA?
It’s been hard work. It’s about determination and being responsible and being mature. I know this is something I want to do and I take it very seriously. I think that’s why I’ve been able to accomplish what I have is because when I know something that I want I go for it. And I put in everything that I can and I just really focus.


Photo Credit:Shopcuffs.com
Check for Andy Allo's album on iTunes or listen to a few songs here.

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Reply #21 posted 06/28/11 6:21am

DennisMark

Sweet !

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Reply #22 posted 06/28/11 6:31am

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They do resemble mr + mrs Nelson a whole lot lol

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Reply #23 posted 06/28/11 8:49am

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she reminds me of Esperanza A LOT.

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Reply #24 posted 06/28/11 9:24am

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DennisMark said:

They do resemble mr + mrs Nelson a whole lot lol

i like this pic, new muse, i like her big hat, big hair..

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DoffieParker said:

DennisMark said:

They do resemble mr + mrs Nelson a whole lot lol

i like this pic, new muse, i like her big hat, big hair..

Yeah great pic,

She did sang 1-2 songs in montreal 24th gig and sang 30 minutes on the 25th.

She did seem to have grown up between those 2 shows, on the 24th she seemed a little shy, soft, prince was teaching her live during the show about how to play her guitar, the sound he wanted etc.. and then... on the 25th, when she hit that note, Prince just ran on the stage jumping and clapping like 'HELL YEAH!!!' he seemed to be so proud of her, she did killed it on stage much more than on the 24th.

When they did a duet later in the show (see pic above where she has a white top), he did give her a quick kiss on the cheek... she just made those big round eyes and tried to stay focused on the song she had to sing, that was funny.

And on the last encore on the 25th, when he came back for Purple Rain, he came back on stage with her, holding hands...

Also, pics taken in the streets of Montreal on the 25th are showing them together out of the hotel.

She maybe got the supreme candy ... razz cool wink

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Yeah, I love Graffiti Bridge movie, so what? ''Oooooooooooh Montreal, say it!''
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GustavoRibas said:

she reminds me of Esperanza A LOT.

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DennisMark said:

They do resemble mr + mrs Nelson a whole lot lol

Why does Shelby's head look so big even being further away from the view

Now where I come from
We don't let society tell us how it's supposed 2 be
Our clothes, our hair, we don't care
It's all about being there...
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Now where I come from
We don't let society tell us how it's supposed 2 be
Our clothes, our hair, we don't care
It's all about being there...
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Reply #29 posted 06/28/11 10:07am

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carinemjj said:

DoffieParker said:

i like this pic, new muse, i like her big hat, big hair..

Yeah great pic,

She did sang 1-2 songs in montreal 24th gig and sang 30 minutes on the 25th.

She did seem to have grown up between those 2 shows, on the 24th she seemed a little shy, soft, prince was teaching her live during the show about how to play her guitar, the sound he wanted etc.. and then... on the 25th, when she hit that note, Prince just ran on the stage jumping and clapping like 'HELL YEAH!!!' he seemed to be so proud of her, she did killed it on stage much more than on the 24th.

When they did a duet later in the show (see pic above where she has a white top), he did give her a quick kiss on the cheek... she just made those big round eyes and tried to stay focused on the song she had to sing, that was funny.

And on the last encore on the 25th, when he came back for Purple Rain, he came back on stage with her, holding hands...

Also, pics taken in the streets of Montreal on the 25th are showing them together out of the hotel.

She maybe got the supreme candy ... razz cool wink

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thanks 4 details! whatever's going on she's clearly up 4 it, she seems submissive & all lol ... i wasn't around when tamar was on the scene, but i'm getting the same vibe?

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