Fally Ipupa is a well-known entertainer from the Democratic Republic of Congo, with extensive local and international ties in music. Fally sings, dances, produces music and plays the guitar, but his wide appeal can also be pinned on his impeccable style and cool that comes through in his music. Fally’s talent was discovered by Lingala legend Koffi Olomide, who made the young man a member of his of Quartier Latin International band from 1999 to 2006.
The heartthrob then went on to release his first solo album Droit Chemin in 2006 which sold over 100,000 units, and was followed by an equally successful sophomore album Arsenal de Belles Melodies, in 2009. Four years later, Fally wrapped up his third album Power Kosa Leka, which was his last under producer and mentor David Monsoh.
At the time, he signed a three-year contract with Universal (Label AZ) the largest record company in the world. Fally has had tens of collaborations with musicians from all over the world, including female US musicians Olivia and Eve.
Some of his notable career achievements include his solo album going gold with over 100,000 copies. In May 2009 he was the fifth most searched personality on yahoo.fr and in 2009 his second album Arsenal de Belles Melodies went platinum with over one million copies sold. Fally won several awards; such as a double at the MTV Africa Music Awards in 2010, Best Central African Male Artist at both the Kora and AFRIMMA awards and he has also been nominated on global platforms such as the MTV Europe Music Awards and BET Awards for Best International Act.
Fally Ipupa, full name Faustin Ipupa N’Simba, was born on 14 December 1977. At the age of thirteen he began to sing in church choirs in his neighborhood. He would later join Koffi Olomide’s Quartier Latin International band where he gained enough experience and recognition to go solo more than six years later.