Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Koffi Olomide

Antoine Christophe Agbepa Mumba, also known as Koffi Olomide, he was born in Kisangani, in the DRC (Zaire) in the 13th august 1956. He is a talented singer, composer, dancer and producer. He is also known by a multitude of other names : Le Rambo, Papa Plus, Papa Bonheur, Le Grand Mopao and many more ... .
He was a very bright student. he earned a scholarship and went to study in Bordeaux(France) where he obtained a Bachelors Degree in Marketing and also hold a Masters Degree in Mathematics from the University of Paris. Upon his return to Congo in the 1970s he joined Papa Wemba's band, Viva la Musica, at first as a composer and song-writer, and later as a vocalist and lead-singer. He launched his solo career. In 1986, Koffi formed his band known as Quartier Latin, which celebrated its 20-year anniversary in 2006. Since then, he has performed and recorded both with the group and by himself. Over the years, he has built up a faithful fan base Internationally, particularly in Africa and Europe. Koffi popularized the slower style of soukous, which he dubbed Tcha Tcho. He has also participated in the Salsa music project Africando. For his effort, Effrakata, released in 2002, Koffi received four Kora Awards on a single night at the annual Kora Awards in South Africa for 2002/2003, including the award for Best African Artist, which he had earlier won in 1998. More recently, he has won the Kora Award for "Best African Artist of The Decade". Koffi Olomide is reported to be very intelligent and wealthy. He is married and is the father of seven (7) children: Aristote, Elvis, Minou Miss Univers, Didi Stone Nike, Rocky, Del pirlo Mourhino and Saint James Rolls.

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