Afida Turner: French-American singer, actress and media personality (born: 1976) | Biography
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Afida Turner
French-American singer, actress and media personality

Afida Turner

Afida Turner
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Intro French-American singer, actress and media personality
Is Singer
From France
Field Music
Gender female
Birth 22 December 1976, Auchel, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France, France
Age 46 years
Star sign Capricorn
Spouse: Ronnie Turner
Cours Florent
Electronic dance music
The details (from wikipedia)


Afida Turner (born Hafidda Messaï on December 22, 1976) is a French-American singer, songwriter, actress, and media personality. In 2007, she married musician Ronnie Turner, the son of Ike Turner and Tina Turner.


Afida Turner was born in Auchel, France.

Her father was from Algeria and her mother from La Réunion. When she was 2 years old, her father beat her mother to death. When she was five years old, her father died. She made appearances in five films, Shut Up And Shoot, The Sweep and Single Black Female. In 2013, she played a role in the self-produced film Visions Interdites. In 2018, she played a role in the self-produced drama Lumière Noire by Enguerrand Jouvin.

In the 1990s, she started a singing career, releasing the title "Crazy About You" in 1998. She subsequently appeared as a guest star and host on various French TV shows. She came to media attention in 2002 by appearing under the name "Lesly", and released several records under the alias "Lesly Mess".

She lives in Beverly Hills, California, United States.

Personal life

She had a relationship with Coolio lasting two years. In 2007, she married musician Ronnie Turner, musician, the son of Ike and Tina Turner. She started to use the name Afida Turner.


On May 31, 2020, Turner announced her candidacy for President of France in the 2022 election. She is running on a platform opposing police violence and in favor of the Gilets jaunes movement. If elected, she would be the first female and first black President of the Republic.



  • 2003: Roc Attitude (2003)
  • 2011: Paris Hollywood (2011)


as Lesly Mess

  • 1998 : Crazy About You
  • 2002 : Pas celle que tu crois / Tu mens
  • 2002 : Vilaine fille
  • 2003 : Repose au paradis / Je t'ai en moi

as Afida Turner

  • 2011 : Come with Me
  • 2014 : Born an Angel

Other endeavors

  • 2016: MuchCouture by Afida Turner (clothing line)
  • 2016: Afida Turner (fragrance)
  • 2019:Afida Turner jewelry collections by Stephano Andolfi
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 22 Jul 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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