Profiling JATO Sonita
Who is Jato Sonita?
Jato Sonita is a talented Cameroonian teenage Singer.
She was born “Jato Sonita Kfukfu”. She hails from Donga Mantung Division in the North West Region.
Jato is the leader of THE FOREST CHILDREN Band (A group of young talented children which due to the socio-political crises that led to war and the disruption/destruction of schools sought refuge in the Forest and started singing and dancing as a way of relieving themselves from the trauma of the crises and also making their voices heard).
The 15-year-old star is currently a Lower Sixth Arts student of Heart of Life College Mankon.
At only 15, Jato Sonita leads a group of teenage singers called the Forest Children. One thing that is very striking about her and her co forest singers is their deep love for nature, African culture and cultural values which clearly resonate in their costumes and style. Jato and the forest kids use plantain leaves to produce their costumes and you will always find some of them hitting drums made from local instruments while another grinds pepper on a local grinding stone as they go on with their music – a typical African style and a means of connecting to nature.
According to Sonita, she dresses in leaves and does songs in the forest because it connects her to nature, culture and inspires her. Her dream is to use her voice to sell out her culture and send out messages that will transform the world.
Jato Sonita is currently being trained and mentored by “Kids Hall of Talents Foundation” ( A Bamenda based association that identifies, trains ,nurture, develop and promote talents in children).
She came to the limelight when she did the cover of Witty Minstrel’s hit song “Be Proud.” That cover too was a hit and many couldn’t believe her exceptional vocal prowess.
She has done over 10 known Music covers and has released her own songs too.
One of such songs is “Suffer Pikin”, released in October 2023; a track in which she pours in her story, tears, struggles and dreams.
Jato Sonita looks up to artists like Richard Bona, Charlotte Dipanda, Karyce Fotso, Rinyu, Witty Minstrel, Vernyuy Tina and Belka Tobis.
-Light Your Fire – 2023
-Warawa – 2023
-Suffer Pikin – 2023
-Fally Ipupa and Adolphe Muteba’s Aflye
-Mon Cousin Militaire by Donny Elwood
-A Tribute to Kimora killed in Buea
-Be Proud by Witty Minstrel
-Bottle dance version of “Lion Sleep Tonight”
Some Award Nominations
-Canal d’Or – Music Revelation of the Year
-Cameroon International Music Festival – Music Revelation of the Year
-MTN Zik Cameroon Awards – Music Revelation of the year.
-African Children of the Year Awards 2022 in South Africa
JATO Sonita is the Newest Brand Ambassador of Algorithmics
Algorithmics is the number One Tech institute in Cameroun that is focused on teaching computer programming to children and young people aged 5-18 worldwide.
Jato SONITA will be our Guest on our show Afri Showcase this Sunday at 5pm, here on Kampii Productions Daily.
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