|Description: 6. Fally Ipupa |
Fally Ipupa is a singer and songwriter from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In the early days of his musical career between 1999 and 2006, he was a part of the band of Koffi Olomidé, Quartier Latin International after which he started his own solo career. His released his first album: Droit chemin in 2006, and his secondalbum Arsenal de Belles Melodies (A2BM) in 2009. Fally Ipupa won the Kora Awards for Best Artist or Group from Central Africa in 2007 and 3 years after, he won the MTV Africa Music Awards 2010 for Best Video (for Sexy Dance) and Best Francophone. Fally Ipupa is credited for modernizing the Lingala music. He is a poster boy for a number of clothing brands in Paris, where he also performs at sold out shows, making a lot of money.