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Antoine Christophe Agbepa Mumba, also known as Koffi Olomide, was born August 13, 1956 in Kisangani, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Olomide grew up in the city of Kinshasa in a middle-class family, where education was deeply valued and as ingrained into the culture as is music. Olomide is a soukous singer/songwriter, dancer, producer, and composer. As a teenager Olomide earned a scholarship to study in Bordeaux, France, and while there he began playing the guitar and writing songs for other Congolese artists of the time. Olomide's love of music and art and talent as a songwriter flourished at this time. In 1983 Olomide recorded his first album “Ngouda,” and in 1986 he formed the b... Continue Bio >>

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