|Birth name Constance Bih Kimal|
Name Missy BK
Also known as Missy BK
|Born May 31, 1986 (age 29)
Bamenda, Cameroon (1986-05-31) |
Occupation(s) Songwriter, singer, philanthropist, TV & Radio personality
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Missy BK (born Constance Bih Kimal on 31 May 1986) is a Cameroonian singer, songwriter, founder of the Missy BK Foundation and co-owner of SCM Production based in Canada. Missy came into popularity after her first debut single Set Me Free in 2013 for which she won Best Female Artist of the Year - Excellence Music Awards, 2013.
Missy has worked with African music artists such as Meiway, Davido and is best known for her singles Set Me Free, Mama I Love You and My Baby which featured Annie Anzouer.
Missy grew up in Bamenda, Cameroon in a middle-class family. She studied at the University of Yaoundé. During her secondary and university studies, Missy began castings in many Camer music and theater projects. She recorded jingles for radios such as Abakwa Fm, CRTV Radio and Afrique Nouvelle. Missy has opened concerts for multiple music bands and artists such as Davido, Bracket, Meiway, Nkotti Francoise and more. Her song Mama I Love You from album Women for Women also featured other female artists such as Flora, Lady B, Danielle Eog, Meduza, Rosen and Mafe. The album was produced by KVN Productions and released on 8 March 2013 on International Women's Day.
Missy started her career at the age of 16 as a radio personality. She animated short radio programs such as Bed Time Stories for Abakwa FM and Afrique Nouvelle FM. At the age of 17, Missy started to record jingles for CRTV Bamenda, Abakwa FM and Afrique Nouvelle FM. That same year Missy joined a girl band named The Cherubic Queens as the lead singer.
Missy released her first single Set Me Free as a solo artist in 2012 and My Baby featuring Annie Anzouer in 2014. For her single Set Me Free Missy won the award for Best Female Artist at HNSS Excellence award in Canada, Montreal. Missy has appeared on cover of the magazines such as Le Montréal Africaine, 100% jeune, La Tribune St Laurent and also got interviewed on BBC's African music show C’est le Moment.
In 2014, Missy founded Missy BK Foundation to help young Cameroon children. The foundation partners with local communities, orphanages and educators in Cameroon to identify financially challenged children who are eager to learn and help them. This foundation provides educational support to these children through merit-based scholarships, tuition fees, food and learning materials.
Missy BK’s mother is an important inspiration for her philanthropy. According to Missy, “My mother taught me, I don’t have to wait until I have millions to start helping people, she told me it’s not how much I give but it’s the love that I put into what I give that matters and a little something given to someone could make a big difference in their lives.”
The foundation serves Cameroonian children through education sponsorship, supplies for schools and Make-A-Wish program.