Sex appeal was once considered a bonus for a woman; now it's practically a requirement in the entertainment world if you want to succeed! It is not about just music anymore, it’s about the look, the ‘it’ factor, if you will … it’s marketing. In today's music industry, the better you look, the greater the possibility you have of getting a contract. It’s a damn pity though, that people have to judge real talent on looks.
In the days of Anne-Marie Nzié, people saw Anne-Marie maybe a couple of times a year, but you listened to a record without a visual. Everything today, you watch it! Our attitudes towards sexuality (not just sex) have changed significantly since the 80s. Most people want to watch a woman in music who is not afraid of her sexuality.
Most Cameroonian female artists don't seem to understand that sex appeal is a major selling point, going by the music videos they chuck out daily. My Cameroonian sisters don't seem to understand the fact that aside from the music, a lot of fans want to see them perform, they want to see the sex appeal, and it has to be believable.
My advice to our Cameroonian sisters in the game is to find a way to express their sexuality with confidence and bask in their femininity without jeopardizing their womanhood.