Papa Wemba

Papa Wemba Biography

Congolese singer, songwriter, performer and actor.

Born on 14 June 14 1949, Lubefu, Kasaï-Oriental, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Died on 23 April 2016 after collapsing on stage in Abidjan in Ivory Coast

After more than 40 years of career was one of Africa's most popular and prominent musicians in World music.

In 1969, he was one of co-founders of the group Zaiko Langa Langa with M'Vula N'Yoka Longo and he began his career with this group before leaving them in 1974. He was the first African artist to have had a golden record with his album "Emotion".

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