Mel,B Akwen, her real name Foncho Margaret Akwen, born July 12th and raised to a Christian family of four, all girls and second daughter of both parents. She comes from northwest region in Cameroon - Mankon Village precisely.
Mel,B Akwen, popularly called by her friends and loved ones Mel or Maggi, grew up in Yaounde (Center region). Her primary school studies were done at Government Bilingual Primary school Bastos, Yaounde. After secondary and high school she later went on to the University of Buea where she studied Law.
Mel,B Akwen decided to persue her dream as a musician right after she completed her degree. Trying out in the National music competition “Star2Demain” in 2009, she got to the semi-finals. She got signed to the record label Street talkz ent./Pionaire Records - now known as “Pionaire Music” - and still is till date. She has released several singles which are quite successful, promoted and played both online and offline.