Celebrity Profile

Fally Ipupa N’simba born December 14, 1977 known by his stage name Fally Ipupa, is a Congolese singersongwriter, 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 was released in 2009. 6

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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. Fally 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. Fally Ipupa won the Best Artist category for Central Africa in the Afrimma Awards held in Dallas in July 2014. He then travelled to Washington, D.C. as part of the US-Africa Summit meeting, for which President Obama had invited 47 African leaders for the period 4 to 6 August 2014. According to the White House, this meeting was convened in order to strengthen ties between Africa and the United States. A dozen African artists were selected to attend, including Fally Ipupa, the only invited artist from Central Africa.Ipupa signed a contract for three albums (World Version) in April 2013 with Universal (Label AZ)

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