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Profiles of famous African musicians

Biography of Mpongo Love

M’Pongo Love, whose real name Alfride M’Pongo Landu is a Congolese musician. She is well known for soft soprano voice but even more importantly because she succeeded in becoming a succesful musician despite being disabled. Along with Mbilia Bel, Tshala … Continue reading

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Biography of Michelino Mavatiku Visi

Birth in Matadi Michelino Joins Africa Fiesta Sukisa Michelino with Tabu Ley and Afrisa Michelino in Festival Maquisards Michelino in Les Grand Maquisards Michelino Joins Franco & TPOK Jazz Video of TPOK Jazz performing the hit song “Salima” Re-Union with … Continue reading

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Youlou Mabiala biography

// Gilbert Youlou Mabiala,  Souza Vangu,  Kamikaze Loningisa, somo somo, TPOK Jazz   Motema na ngai television, 100% de percentage, Loufou Lakari,Infraction, Le Verdict, Mwana Ya Luambo, UCB, Bantous De La Capitale, Josky Kiambukuta. Mama Leni, Helen Luambo, Vicky Longomba, … Continue reading

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Ntesa Dalienst biography

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Madilu System

Madilu System was popular Congolese musician known for his superb vocal skills punctuated by a melodious tenor. He gained fame primarily as one of the lead vocalists in TP OK Jazz, the greatest African band ever. He was born as … Continue reading

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Lutumba Simaro biography

Simaro Lutumba is a legendary composer/guitarist from Congo. Known popularly as  “Le Poete” because his songs contain deep thoughtful lyrics, his full name is Lutumba Masiya Simaro Ndomanueno. He is so good at analysing human nature that one would be forgiven … Continue reading

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Josky Kiambukuta

Josky Kiambukuta is one of the most famous Congolese singers/ composers. He is best known for his role as one of the lead singers in TP OK Jazz, perhaps the greatest band to emrge from the continent of Africa. He … Continue reading

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Ndombe Opetum

Pepe (Paul) Ndombe Opetum was one of the pre-eminent vocalists for TP OK Jazz which is arguably the greatest band Africa has ever produced. His voice is one of the most distinctive and can best be described as metallic tenor. … Continue reading

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Koffi Olomide

Antoine Koffi Olomide, who is also known by a plethora of other names such as Large Degaire, Akram Bourge, Gralibane Maji, Le Grande Mopao, Le Shakespeare Du Zaire, Nkolo Lupemba , Mokonzi etc etc, was arguably the most talented African … Continue reading

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Habel Kifoto

Habel Kifoto was for over 40 years, one of the most prominent personalities in the Kenya music scene. As Band leader of the Kenya military band, the Maroon Commandos, Kifoto humanized and even softened the perception of the military with … Continue reading

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