Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Fally Ipupa real name is Faustin Ipupa N’simba, he was born December 14, 1977. He is a DR Congolese singer-songwriter, dancer, philanthropist, guitarist and producer. From 1999 until 2006, he was a member of Quartier Latin International, the music band formed in 1986 by Koffi Olomidé.
His first solo album was Droit Chemin released in 2006, which went on to sell over 100,000 units, and his second album Arsenal de Belles Melodies (A2BM) was released in 2009. In 2007, Ipupa won the Kora Awards for Best Artist or Group from Central Africa.
In 2010, Fally Ipupa won the MTV Africa Music Awards 2010 for Best Video (for Sexy Dance) and Best Francophone Artist. He won the urban awards for best African artist.
Ipupa was nominated in the Best Live Act category at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2014. He released an album named Power “Kosa Leka”
in 2013. Ipupa, who is also a noted guitar player, connected with
audiences stateside with “Chaise Electrique”, a bilingual love song
featuring former G-Unit singer Olivia.
Ipupa Nsimba aka Fally Ipupa is a singer, songwriter
and respected guitarist who was born and raised in Kingshasa, DRC.
Like many young performers of his generation, music was not considered
more than a hobby and studies were forced to take priority over the
young man’s passion.
At a young age the singer started
playing invarious small groups on Congolese streets until he was
eventually noticed by the acclaimed group Quartier Latin, who scooped
him up to play guitar for them.
Over the next ten years he honed
his craft under the watchful eye of his mentor, Koffi Olomide. Fally
ended up composing two of Koffi’s biggest hits, namely Eternellement on
the album Force De Frappe in 2001 and Ko Ko Ko Ko on the album Affaire d’Etat. This fast rocketed him to the position of band composer despite his young age.
as a young star, was still curious with his musical style and craved
creativity and change. His influences and creative spirit saw him
dreaming of creating a new sound. Feeling the constraints of Latin
Quarter, he eventually had to break free in order to pursue a solo
A wise decision it was. His first solo album was released in 2006 and Droit Chemin sold over 100 000 units, spawning the hits Droit Chemin, Liputa and Kidiamfuka.
2007 Fally was acknowledged by his peers in the music industry when he
won the Best Male Artist Cesaire Award and Best Artist or Group from
Central Africa in the continental Kora Awards.
Ipupa’s career had just started. His silky smooth voice soon reached
the hearts of many, both in DRC and internationally, due to his blend of
various musical styles including soukous, ndombolo, pop and R&B.
In 2009, his album Arsenal de Belles Mélodies received much
media attention and rave reviews, with hits like Chaise Electrique, a
duet performed with Olivia from the group G-Unit.
same year, he participated in the “MTV Awards Made in Africa”, where he
performed his hit Bicarbonate for millions of viewers.
is the first Congolese artist of his generation to attempt an
adventurous musical career which combines innovation and tradition. His
fans and media alike have named him a prodigy who lives for his time
without forgetting his roots.