M8ALLA born in Paris, France to a Cameroonian Ambassador and a seamstress/teacher, came into the world destined to love and absorb new cultures.
As a self-proclaimed citizen of the world raised in Washington, DC, she uses her international perspective to sing over percussion heavy beats with R&B/hip hop influences and African and Caribbean inflections. It's a genre she's grown to call "Tribal Trap." The use of the number '8' in her name represents the curves of a woman's body, but also alludes to an M8 assault rifle. She feels her music captures the essence of both. M8ALLA has shared the stage with acts like Big Freedia, Oshun, Rapsody, DVSN and Grammy award winning Miguel. Her first ever project, Never Leave Quietly drops August 27th, 2018.