Fally Ipupa is an artist of Congolese origin who has been rocked by music from a very young age. Indeed, his family being practicing Catholic, it is within a religious choir that he makes his first scales and is initiated to singing.
As a teenager, his honeyed voice opened the doors of all the groups in his neighborhood, then in the Congolese capital. At the end of the 90’s, he was noticed by Koffi Olomidé (editor’s note: star of song in Congo) and thus joined his orchestra Quartier Latin.
Fally immediately found his place there, becoming one of the pillars of the group. Fally then started a solo career.
He is above all a hard worker, who is constantly perfecting himself as an author, performer, musician-guitarist and dancer. . . And it didn’t take long to pay; with 100,000 copies sold, his first album, “DROIT CHEMIN”, was released in 2006, the year it also won the Best Central African Artist Award at the Kora Awards.
In 2011, he was named Best Francophone Artist at the MTV Africa Music Awards and was nominated for the BET music awards in 2012. In 2013, Fally Ipupa will receive an award at the Trace Music awards, becoming the Best African Music Artist.
His third album, “POWER Kosa Leka”, has been available since 2013, and we can hear his renewed desire to offer his listeners the lascivious chamades of a futuristic and mixed rumba. Fally also distinguishes herself by her love of fashion which makes each of his appearances a very noticed occurrence. In Africa, without even wanting to, he set the trend, in fashion and music.
With over fifty million views on YouTube, his signing with Universal Music France heralds a new turn for Fally Ipupa, who will now dare to tint his music with a hint of pop and many other surprises.
June 2013: Inauguration of FALLY IPUPA FOUNDATION
July 2014: Best Francophone artist at AFRIMMA’s awards
June 2018: BET Awards Best International Act