By the age of 15, Hopiho (Pascal Ouandji), a native of Cameroon, was already stringing together verses inspired by the likes of Snoop Dogg, Bone Thugs and 2pac.
Done with high school, Hopiho flew to Canada to pursue his undergraduate studies at the University of Ottawa. It was there that he formed the group 8e Art with fellow hip hop and R&B artistes: Fluggy, Marco Brown, Oriki and Hermes. Revolutionary and eclectic, 8e Art would go on to have resounding success in the Ottawa region.
A true showman, Hopiho has shared the stage with the likes of Magic system, Mokobe, Busta Flex, Saian Supa Crew amongst others.
The Cameroonian rapper has distinguished himself as one of the most productive and respectable artistes of his generation. His subtle punchlines are often integrated with Zouk, Coupe Decale and R&B to create an Afro Fusion Hip Hop that anyone can relate to. Although his message is most often in French, he is bridging the cultural gap with his melodies and bass that one can only bump to.
A perfectionist, Hopiho has been delaying the launch of his album Le Chant du Cygne for some time, as in his words, he “is not entirely satisfied with the final product.” After several years of hard work, promises that "the album will be released in 2012". Success is imminent, for sure.