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Salim Jah Peter



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Salim Jah Peter was born June 5, 1973 in Niamey to Nigerian parents. Her maternal grandmother Fatima has rocked his youth traditional songs, along the Niger River N’Dounga Kollo. His godfather, Lenny Garden Métis Afro-American based in Niamey, reveals the artistic talents of Salim Jah Peter as an actor and dancer. In 1990, Salim Jah form the dance group New Generation in Niamey and also decided to devote himself to music. The following year, he met Fela Kuti in Nigeria and begins a trip through West Africa that took him to the Ivory Coast where he has the support of his spiritual brothers, and Marcellin Yacé Daveson Camus. From 1994 to 1998, Salim Jah sings with the group Afro-reggae Mystic Vibration. He then meets Alpha Blondy, Tiken Jah Fakoly, Rita Marley, Ki-Mani Marley, Ijahman, Lucky Dube, Sista Carol, Michael Rose … Everyone will advise him to change his career. Wanting to wear the colors of his country, Salim Jah Peter creates his group “Mystic Ténéré” in 1998 in Abidjan and then turned in several African countries. Author, singer, composer and arranger, the sorcerer Ténéré leave the Ivory Coast because of the war in 2002. He returned to Niger in 2003 when he released his first single, “The message of Jah” which was a huge success. Figure of the new Nigerian reggae scene, Salim Jah Peter moved to Paris in 2004. In 2007, he released the album exclusively in Niger to 11 tracks “Vultures”. In 2008, appears a second single “Peace in Niger.” On 22 December 2009 sees the release of his latest single “Hold-up Power” censored in Niger.

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