Wise Atangana

About the Artist

Wise Atangana is a Canadian performer, songwriter and motivational speaker, originally from Cameroon in central Africa. Wise’s a multi-disciplinary artist, dedicated to feeding hungry souls and inspiring the hearts and minds of people from all over the world in order to promote community and social change.
In his mother tongue Ewondo, the name “Atangana” means storyteller, communicator, or master of ceremonies. From a young age, Wise’s grandparents emphasized to him the wisdom that comes through oral storytelling. In the small village where he grew up, stories were told around a fire every night, and were the central medium for passing on knowledge. Now an adult, Wise continues to practice the art of storytelling through a mix of Cameroonian folk music, Afrobeats, Hip-hop, and Slampoetry to inspire and motivate youth and all ages whilst boosting self-esteem and promoting social change.
For those who are teachers, bookers, influencer, community leaders, event organizer, Wise Atangana is a force! When he runs a workshop, live music, or public speaking, you can rest assured your audience will be truly inspired by a super high caliber artist willing to teach and entertain with passion, integrity, and creativity.

Through my slam poetry, storytelling and music, I try to share the joy of life, inspire, motivate and most importantly help the youth of the new generation develop self-esteem and confidence.

— Wise Atangana

Artist's Programs

Curriculum Links

African Culture; Awareness of elements of duration; Considerations on cultural context; Knowledge of form and style in writing; Active listening; Language as a fundamental element of culture.

Artistic Disciplines

Literary Arts, Music


Black, Culturally Diverse, Francophone, Men+, Person of Colour


Children ages 5 - 11, Children ages 12 - 18, Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Language Proficiency

English, French

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