Born the daughter of a Cameroonian diplomat in Paris, France, Mballa came into the world destined to love and absorb new cultures -- to be a citizen of the world. She uses her worldly passion and charisma to uniquely approach her blend of R&B tinged with hip-hop and reggae.
At the age of 3, her father was appointed Ambassador of Cameroon to the United States, giving her the chance to move to Washington DC, where she discovered the local music culture.
A fight with cancer at the age of 13 put things on hold for years. Then, her father became a political prisoner in Cameroon five days before her 18th birthday and passed away in November 2014 before ever being exonerated.
His passing further pushed Mballa to be more like him -- to let go of all and any fear and pursue her passion.