Born on 26/01/1991 in Bamenda, Bongkiya Venagesho Lantum Bertilla identified by her stage title, TILLA Tafari aka Godmother Don Dada is a rap artist hailing from the Banso/Nkambe Tribes of the North West Area of Cameroon. Rising up in a house with a musical catalogue merged with Classical Music from her father, Hip hop and Ndombolo from her brother and different African rhythms like Makossa and reggae music from her mom and cousins, Tilla rapidly developed a ardour for music and at all times indulged herself in musical actions out and in of college. She began writing songs by the age of 10 in school 7 and was even the primary feminine band captain for the College’s Mbaya Conventional Dance Group.
Her musical influences embody; Bob Marley, Lauryn Hill, Missy Elliot, Beyonce, Asa, and Eve.
It wasn’t till 2013 when Tilla began performing in road rap battles alongside the basketball courtroom, as basketball was her childhood ardour. She additionally featured in a few mixtapes like Abakwa Oyee headed by Afro pop artist Daddy Cool.
In 2014, Tilla debuted her first official single titled, “Alhadji” below report label BBOY Data headed by Dancehall artist, Magasco which additionally featured within the Mboa Mixtape the subsequent yr.
She later went on that yr to place out her first EP of 5 tracks titled, “The Godmother” which additionally featured Magasco on monitor 2 titled, “My Kingdom”. She additionally featured on Magasco’s, hit single “Kumba Market” and “No No”.
The next yr 2015, Tilla featured in Jovi’s “Et pui quoi” remix alongside Teddy Doherty, Inna Cash, Zayox, Pascal, Mic Monsta and Dareal. She later joined New Bell Music headed by rapper Jovi the place she first featured within the “Lord Have Mercy” compilation EP alongside Reniss, Shey, Pascal and Jovi. She then put out her second EP, “Kankwe Chap” which featured Jovi, Reniss, Shey and Kiloh. Tilla additionally featured in Shey’s “Tapsi” EP, Pascal’s “Work Dey” EP, Tata’s “Nation Boy” Remix and Jovi’s “Mboko God” Album.
Additional extra, in 2016 Tilla went forward to create her personal report label, “God Mom Sound” the place she launched a few singles like “Again to sq. one”, Women U Nova Ndem” , “Dope” and “Understanding” ft Chuzih. That yr she received the NBACA Award for Greatest feminine Artist.
The next yr 2017, Tilla signed to The Dedes Data owned by Ndumbe Ignatius the place she put out hit singles like Ola Olé, Ghana Should Go ft Groovie Selecta and Used To. Tilla featured within the “We Stand For Peace” Compilation Album by Ndabott Manufacturing and Kingston Data. Her keep at The Dedes Data wasn’t long run as she later stepped down the next yr to concentrate on her label God Mom Sound.
In 2019 Tilla made a collaboration with Rapper Venum Daspik titled, “Dangerous Boyz 2.0” which was then adopted by her 14 monitor debut album titled, “Godmother Don Dada” and ultimately the start of their first son, Bitjoka Lantum Ulrich Zion.
Final yr 2020, Tilla launched a few singles like “Gang”, “Mamu” “Unconditional Love” (which she devoted to her son), and “Disaster”.
This 2021, Tilla started the yr with a reggae model of her first hit, “Fireplace Burn Them”.
She launched her a lot anticipated single of all instances whose title was simply revealed as, “Retrouvée” which suggests rediscovery or reintroduction.
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