14 December 1977 (age 39)
Kinshasa, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
Ipupa Nsimba aka Fally Ipupa aka "DiCaprio" aka "La Merveille"born in Kinshasa, December 14th, 1977. Is a singer, songwriter and guitarist of great talent.
He was part of the group Quartier Latin for about 10 years and worked his craft with Koffi Olomide. He notably created several hits for Koffi, among them Eternellement on Force de Frappe in 2001 and Ko ko ko ko on Affaire d'Etat which got him being promoted to the position of conductor despite his young age. In 2006, debuting his solo career, he delivered his first solo album Droit Chemin that sold over 100,000 copies with hits like Droit Chemin, Liputa or Kidiamfuka.
With his silky smooth voice, he has conquered the international music scene and reached the hearts of many with his music blend of various styles,such as soukous, ndombolo, pop and R&B. In 2009, his album Arsenal de Belles Mélodies was very much noticed, with hits like Chaise électrique, a duet performed with ex G-Unit R&B singer Olivia.
His presence in the international music industry has indeed been acknowledged, in 2007, When he won Best Male Artist at the Cesaire Awards and Best Artist or Group from Central Africa at the Kora Awards. In 2009, he performed at the Africa MTV Awards, performing Bicarbonate.
With a smooth soulful voice, an impeccable sense for style and dance moves that will have the opposite sex swarming,it must be said that Fally Ipupa is a very talented, music genious who is here to stay.
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