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Name: Fally Ipupa @fallyipupa01

Real name: Faustin Ipupa Nsimba

Fally Ipupa was in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo in a large family.He had a Catholic education, and began singing in the choir of the Church.He began his musical career while still a student in various small groups in Kinshasa in the early 1990s including a group called New City. He later joined the group New Covenant.In the late 90s he created a group of nationally recognised Talent Latent with whom he recorded his first album. He released his first real song, Forever Album Strike Force. It is also known for duets he performed with Koffi Olomide in Effrakata in 2001.He was part of the band of Koffi Olomidi Quartier Latin International, from 1999 to 2006 before starting a solo career.In 2006 he released his first solo album Straight Path produced by David Monsoh Obouo of Music. Three years after the release of Straight Path Fally Ipupa released a second album of 16 tracks Arsenal deBelles Melodies.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.He is married to Nana Ketchup, with whom he has 3children.

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