WilliepuZo, aka Puzo, aka Akeem Williamz De Puzo. Real names; Akemfua William Njukeng is a Cameroonian artist born in Bota, Limbe. Puzo comes from the Bangwa tribe of Lebialem which is found in the South West Region of Cameroon.
Being one of the smartest in his class, he did only 6 years in primary school and passed the Common Entrance exams from Catholic School Gardens in Limbe. He then went to study in Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College Fontem in a boarding school where he obtained his GCE O’ Levels. From there he moved on to study in St. Joseph’s College Sasse in Buea, Fako. After passing the GCE Advanced Levels, he enrolled to studied Law & Political Sciences at the University of Dschang, in the Western province.
Puzo’s passion for music could be seen in the early stages of his primary education. He started dancing the ‘ASIKO’ dance in primary school and was selected to join the school team that won multiple trophies. While in Secondary school, he found a passion for hip hop/rap and pop music. On school socials, he would perform Michael Jackson songs and dance choreography to hip hop songs.
Puzo moved to China in 2004 where he studied Telecom Engineering. While studying in China, he found the passion of becoming a club DJ.
From Djaying, he became a stage director, Mc, Host, Rapper and an Event organizer.
In 2008 he worked with NZBZ, a famous Urban Chinese Trio from the Shenyang music university. A documentary on Hip hop was produced and he also recorded songs with FK Moses and Brassface which went on to win the title of Best underground hip hop act in China
In 2012, he formed his crew the ‘Top Spy’ and was the co-founder of the entertainment label TOP FASHION, based in Shenzhen. He did a 30 city tour on a high energy act, alongside 6 dancers and a female DJ. He succeeded to make his name around the country and was contacted by Li Yu Gang, China’s Opera icon for music collaboration. The song GUO SE TIAN XIAN was a combination of Chinese Opera and contemporary rap music which was highly welcomed within the Chinese community, within and outside of China.
In 2014, he was signed to ‘World Wide Platinum Records’ in Malaysia, where he worked on Live music with a music band.
He then went on tour in Thailand, Hongkong, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, and Cambodia.
After waiting a long wait, no conclusion was made as to when he would start working on his album, Puzo split from the label and moved back to China to work as a hype man. He linked up with Chicago born Dj/Producer/Rapper, Xennightz. Both recorded a couple tracks under the logo of 3rd corner studios but none of the tracks were ever released.
He also wrote songs for the Chinese Idol Su Ding Qi (Amy Sue) and was given credits for his work. He then moved from Beijing to Shanghai to form a new crew ‘THE BLACK SKINHEADS’. The Shanghai Yi Jiu entertainment company took notice of his works and signed his crew to the label. It is there he had the chance to meet with prominent names like Raz B of the B2K, Treach of Naughty by Nature, the Ying Yang twins, T. Pain, Soulja boy, Lil Bow wow, Sisqo and many other American artists who were also on tour in China under the same company. Puzo has touched and exchanged mics and also shared the stage with Big Djs like; Hardwell, Armin Van Buuren, Blasterjaxx, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, LMFAO, Marshmallow, DJ Snake, Lil Jon, Fatman scoop and many other big names. Puzo has been a Hypeman for major music festivals and events such as the Panda Music fest, Ultra Music Fest and has performed in the top 100 clubs all around Asia.
In 2018, he was signed to Asia’s biggest club 1/3 (ONE THIRD) based in Beijing.
In December 2019, he moved back to his home country, Cameroon and Co-founded the NPro Street Record Label.