Transporteur is originally from the Mbororo ethnic group, a nomadic tribe most common in the north of Cameroon. The last of thirteen brothers and sisters, he left his village as a teenager and arrived in Douala, the economic capital of the country. He soon started a career in criminality as the member of a dangerous gang specialised in armed robberies. His name “transporteur” was given to him for his ability driving the motorbike while escaping from the police. He is at his second prison sentence. He is the most successful artist inside the Central Prison of Douala and makes the crowd go crazy with his afro music. He walks around the prison with a portable speaker playing his music wherever he goes.