Successfull African Musicians
||Youssou N'Dour born 1 October 1959 in Dakar) is a Senegalese
singer, percussionist and occasional actor. In 2004, Rolling Stone described him as,
in Senegal and much of Africa, "perhaps the most famous singer alive." He helped develop
a style of popular music in Senegal, known by its Wolof language name of mbalax.
||Antoine Koffi Olomide (born August 13, 1956), is a DR Congolese soukous singer, producer, and composer.
Born in Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo to a Sierra Leonean mother and a Togolese
father, Koffi grew up in the city of Kinshasa. He went to France to study. While in Paris,
he began playing the guitar and writing songs. On his return to Congo he was a member of Viva
la Musica, Papa Wemba's band. Koffi repopularized the slower style of soukous, which had
fallen out of fashion. He dubbed this style Tcha Tcho, and it gained popularity outside Congo.
Koffi's music can be quite controversial, taking on current events and topics considered taboo
in some conservative societies. He has also participated in the salsa music project Africando.
Koffi has won four Kora Awards in South Africa and also won the best artist in central Africa.
||Innocent Ujah Idibia best known as 2face Idibia is a recording artist from Benue State,
Nigeria. He was a member of the defunct R&B/hip hop group Plantashun Boyz.
One of the most internationally recognized celebrities Nigeria has produced in years,
his massively popular song African Queen was the first ever video to be played on pan African
channel MTV Base. 2face was the recipient of such awards as the 2005 Channel O Best Male
Music Video award and the first award given for Best African at the MTV Europe Awards held in Lisbon, Portugal in November 2005.
2 face’s song African Queen has been featured as one of the soundtracks of a movie called Phat Girlz.