Tiken Jah Fakoly Biography – Profile, Age, Movies

Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub

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Born Doumbia Moussa Fakoly but having a stage name as Tiken Jah Fakoly is an Ivorian Artiste. He was born on 23 June, 1968 in Odienné, north-western Ivory Coast. He discovered reggae at an early age, assembling his first group, Djelys, in 1987. Tiken, before his music career started officially he wrote on injustices and political misbehavior by Ivorian politician the likes of Félix Houphouët-Boigny in 1993.
The main focus of his music is aimed at speaking his mind on the issue of injustices done to the people of his country and Africans in general, as well as inciting calls for pan-Africanism and an African economic, Political and Cultural resurgence. As such, many African listeners feel a deep interest with his lyrics as Fakoly speaks for oppressed people. This connection has helped make Tiken Jah Fakoly a much-listened artist throughout the world.
He features in the movie Les Oiseaux Du Ciel, directed by Eliane de Latour. “Africa’s Reggae Legend in the Making”, Tiken actively participated in the documentary “Sababou” by Samir Benchikh which aims to promote a positive image of Africa and especially Ivory Coast.