is a reggae artist from the North of Cameroon, a culturally very rich region, but
rather underdeveloped in the music business. Apart from Ali Baba
and the band
, most artists and bands only reach regional fame such as Djamtobo
or Peul singers Babba Sadou
who both enjoy some exposure on Youtube.
Born in the Far-North Province (Extrême-Nord), he enrolled secondary school, first in Guider and later in Garoua, the capital of the North Province.
He wrote poems when he was at college, and he became the singer of the school band of the Lycée Classique de Garoua
where he interpreted songs of Bob Marley. It was met with considerable success, and it encouraged him to go further in music, while pursuing his studies in
In 1991, when he was studying in Germany, he formed his band Gesse Roy and the Vibrations
. It was with the help of
German friends and sound engineers that his albums were produced. He created his own label, Reggae Fabrik
Although his first album met only limited success, his second album « Exorcist »
made him known more widely, at least in the North of Cameroon. Gesse Roy
chose his own path, he is the only
one to have a web site of his own. He now lives in Douala.