Mballa Release Show

Never Leave Quietly Album Release Show

Mballa Release Show

ZenSoFly, Hasina, Cyanca, Ebz The Artist, A. Yoni J.

Fri Jan 12

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$12 Advance / $15 Day Of

This event is all ages

Born in Paris, France as the
daughter of a Cameroonian
ambassador, Mballa came
into the world destined to
love and absorb new
cultures -- to be a citizen of
the world. She uses her
international perspective to
sing over hard-hitting,
"masculine" beats with R&B
influence and African and
Caribbean inflections. It's a
genre she's grown to call
"Tribal Trap". In 2017 she
performed in three major
festivals: Hopscotch Music
Festival and the Art of Cool
Festival as well as The Earth
Girls Festival. She’s
currently completing her
debut project, "Never Leave
It all started when Mballa
moved to Washington, DC
as a toddler. In middle
school she indulged in the
rich local arts and
entertainment scene by
attending numerous
spoken word events all of
which would inspire her
future in songwriting. An
unexpected fight with a
rare cancer at the age of 13
changed her perspective
and priorities. This put
music on hold...
Her beloved father became
a political prisoner in
Cameroon five days before
her 18th birthday and
passed away in November
2014 before ever being
With her greatest fears
having become reality,
Mballa decided to
abandon any that
remained, including her
fear of failure. In memory of
her father's diplomatic life
track, she's now dedicated
herself to a music career
that allows her to build a
bridge between R&B.
ZenSoFly is a hypnotic artist hailed by the Indy Week as the "Upstart Raleigh club charmer and image guru.” She is a thunderous performer of playfully buoyant music.

At times she’s a soothing lead singer and at times she’s a cold-blooded MC. Before starting her career as an artist she worked as a dj, producer and engineer while mentoring under the popular electronic group, “Watch The Duck”. ZenSoFly makes music for people to dance to and feel. Her sound is a collaboration of house, rap, and electronic genres. She is the new kid on the block, but is quickly reaching new heights with her electricity and charm. Her first project “Little Miss Perfect” was released in September of 2016. Her motivation behind releasing the EP was mainly to get over her fear of letting others hear her work. Since then, she has performed alongside the likes of Kelela, Kingdom, Sylvan Esso, Junglepu$$y and more. ZenSoFly is gearing up for her second project titled “Sunflowers” and this time she is not taking it lightly. It will be an EP that will be promoted internationally to receive mainstream attention.
A. Yoni J.
A. Yoni J.