Libianca Kenzonkinboum Fonji, known popularly as Libianca is a Cameroonian American Afrobeats singer.
Libianca who hails from Bamenda, in the north West region was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, between 2000 and 2001.
At the age of 4, she and her brother moved to her parent’s home land, in Bamenda together with her mother and brother. Her father had to stay back in the USA.
After staying in Cameroon for 9 years, she moved back to the USA at the age of 13. She equally started singing at a very young age.
After moving to Cameroon, Libianca was enrolled at an all-girls boarding school where she got involved with music and started writing songs. After returning to the US, she continued to sing and perform songs.
In 2019, she started releasing singles, including “Level” in 2019, “Revenge” and “My Place” in 2020.
She rose to prominence after appearing on the 21st season of the top-rated music show The Voice. During the season, Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, and John Legend returned as the judges while Singer Ariana Grande, came in as first time judge, replacing Nick Jonas.
For her blind auditions, Libianca performed SZA’s “Good Day”. The judges were amazed by her performance. This left Blake and Ariana fighting over her. Well, Libianca eventually chose Blake as her coach as she felt he was the best to help her through the competition.
After the Voice, Libianca signed to 5K Records and Sony in 2022.
In December 2022, Libianca released “People”, a song that took Cameroon, Africa, the US and the entire world by storm.
The lyrics of “People” discuss her experience of the rare mood disorder cyclothymia, which causes emotional ups and downs that are similar to those of bipolar disorder, though less extreme.
She wrote the song in November, same year, after throwing a thanksgiving party where she felt invisible. She had been at a low point of her life for about two weeks, and felt she was drowning and nobody could see, not even her friends.
So, she decided to go to the studio because she feels better whenever she does something productive and then in the studio, her raw truth came out.
And then, the song became massive, it went viral, and the success was beyond Libianca’s imagination.
She has done a remix of the song with Nigerian music stars Omah Lay and Ayra Starr.
“My Place” 2020
“Thank You” 2021
“Special Lovin'” 2022
“People Remix” ft Omah Lay and Ayra Starr 2023
Though she lives in the US, Libianca still attaches herself to her roots as she oftens describes herself as the girl from Bamenda.
According to Yourstruly.ly, Libianca is worth $700,000.