Wax Dey, born Nde Ndifonka, is a Cameroonian singer, activist and entrepreneur. In 2016, he won the All Africa Music Award (AFRIMA) for Best Male Artist in Central Africa and has shared the stage with Backstreet Boys, Knaan and Yvonne Chaka Chaka among others. Collaborating with a host of other African artists including Yemi Alade, Nasty C and Ben Decca, he also co-founded the pan-African music company Lolhiphop Records.
In 2013, Wax joined the ONE Campaign, co-leading some of Africa’s biggest campaigns through music, such as ‘So Agric, It Pays, which resulted in rallying over 3.5 million Africans around petitions to African leaders to increase investments in agriculture.
In 2014, he was named Top 35 African under 35 by Young People in International Affairs (YPIA). In 2020, Wax was knighted in the Order of Valour in the Republic of Cameroon and named National Coordinator of the Musical Art Sector in 2021.
Wax founded South Africa’s Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Week, working extensively with the United Nations and Africa’s biggest musicians in fighting human trafficking and xenophobia.
Working as brand ambassador for the ONE Movement, an anti-racism/xenophobia initiative, as well as further undertaking projects such as a music therapy programme for children in South Africa and a counter-xenophobia campaign for UNHCR known as My Brother's Keeper.
His book, “The Chosen One” was used for Grade 11 English in South African public schools and has also published several short plays and wrote a chapter “Somalia”’ in the Rutledge Encyclopaedia of Adolescence.
"Most of us humans on earth today are refugees, or migrants, of a sort - The Homeland project to me is more than a description of our inner desire to find or rediscover that place or that feeling that we call home.
It is recognition of that migratory status that we all share, and which calls on us to love each other, to support each other, to be our brother's keeper, because we have a common history and an intertwined destiny which cannot be diluted by geographical borders."