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Born in 1969 Dakar, Didier Awadi grew up in the district Friendship. A pioneer of the hip-hop movement in Senegal and West Africa, Awadi founded the group Positive Black Soul (PBS) with Doug-E-Tee (Amadou Barry) in 1989. Their first album, Boul Faalé (1994) was a success. Awadi released his first solo album Kaddu Gor (word of honor) in In 2002. The album won the Radio France Internationale World Music award in 2003.

In October 2005, Awadi released his second solo album Another World is Possible in the French market. The album is a plea for more humane international policies and greater consideration of Third World. Awadi has continued his pursuit for African integration with the 2007 release, Presidents of Africa. The compilation is a “combining African rappers and the voices of presidents after independence.” It is part of the latest incarnation of Positive Black Soul, PBS Radikal, with Carlou D., Baay Sooley, El Hadj Cissoko, DJ Saf Niang and Thais.

Didier Awadi has been decorated in both Senegal and France.

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  • moussad

    t le meyeur !!!

    3 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Ritzkiss

    Lovin' the new album - truly amazing.

    21 Jun 2010 Reply
  • kuyffie

    Saw his new CD (called Presidents d´Africque) presentation here in Dakar Last night. Great party!

    4 Apr 2010 Reply
  • watche

    salut je m'apelle watche ,je suis fou de rencontré didier awadi.

    14 Jun 2008 Reply
  • crazy_nighthawk

    He was amazing last night at the Sage! Tony Allen was the last performer that night and when everybody was crying, encore, not only did Tony and his band come back but so did Awadi and co! It was fantastic! :D

    27 Feb 2008 Reply
  • gribouille

    Awadi en concert à la fête de l'Huma le 16 septembre 2006 scene des musiques du monde - Paris - Le Bourget 15€ / 3 jours

    12 Aug 2006 Reply