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Charlotte Mbango
Zangeres uit Kameroen (1960-2009)

Charlotte Mbango

Charlotte Mbango
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Quick Facts

Intro Zangeres uit Kameroen (1960-2009)
Was Singer
From Cameroon
Field Music
Gender female
Birth 15 April 1960, Douala, Cameroon
Death 2 June 2009, Paris, France (aged 49 years)
Star sign Aries
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Biography

Charlotte Mbango Samè (April 15, 1960, Douala – June 2, 2009, Paris) was a Cameroonian Makossa singer.

Biography

Mbango was born in Douala in 1960 in a family of musicians. She is from the family of Eboa Lotin, icon of Cameroonian music. She started a career in music at the age of nine in a choir and became the lead singer at the age of thirteen. She played in several bands before leaving for Europe in 1979 to pursue studies. She later joined the group Negro spirituals of Paris. After marketing studies, Mbango joined the company of Cameroonian singer Sissi Dipoko. This is revealed to the African public by the program Afrique Étoile.

Her first album, Nostalgie, was released in 1987. The Konkai album, released in 1988 had a huge international success and enabled her to win her first Gold Record, which was presented to her by couturier Paco Rabane. Her second album Maloko was released in 1991, followed five years later by Malea, her third album released in 1996. In 1998, she released "Combines Religieuses," then "Sans papier", and finally "My fight" her last album released in 2002. She died in June 2009 at the age of 49 following a liver cancer, leaving a daughter and a granddaughter.

Discography

  • 1987: Nostalgia
  • 1988: Konkai
  • 1991: Maloko
  • 1996: Malea
  • 1998: Combine Religious
  • 1998: Without Papers
  • 2002: My fight
  • 2008: Best of Konkai Makossa

Awards and Rewards

  • 1988: Gold record
  • 2003: Gold Tamani in Bamako in 2003
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 25 Dec 2019. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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http://musique.rfi.fr/musique/20090603-mort-charlotte-mbango
http://www.cameroon-info.net/article/messe-dactions-de-grace-en-hommage-a-charlotte-mbango-119193.html
http://www.cameroonpostline.com/charlotte-mbango-is-dead/
http://www.afrisson.com/Charlotte-Mbango-740.html
http://kamerzik.blogspot.com/p/biographie-charlotte-mbango.html
http://www.grioo.com/ar,deces_de_la_chanteuse_camerounaise_charlotte_mbango_,17045.html
https://www.journalducameroun.com/charlotte-mbango-en-route-pour-le-dernier-voyage-les-photos-de-la-levee-de-corps/
https://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb14205106m
https://data.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb14205106m
http://isni.org/isni/0000000062504969
https://viaf.org/viaf/89821151
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/89821151
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