Antoine Christophe Agbepa Mumba, formally known as Koffi Olamide is a Congolese soukous singer, dancer, producer, lyricist, composer, bandleader, and the founder of Quartier Latin International
He has won seven Kora Awards, including an illustrious quartet during the 2002 Kora Awards for his album Effrakata, including the Best Male Artist of Central Africa, Best Video of Africa, Best Arrangement of Africa, and the Jury Special Award. In 2013, he founded his label, Koffi Central, his daughter Didistone is now a nominee and she will entitled to follow her father’s step by winning one
“My father Koffi Olomide is known for winning the Kora prizes… Today I am the one nominated”she said
Nominated for the Kora Awards, Didistone Olomide sees history repeating itself since her father Koffi Olomide not only had to be nominated, but also to win this prestigious trophy
We all remember Koffi Olomide who had to win the Kora, especially the 4 Koras won during one evening; which earned him the nickname Quadrakoraman.
We can say that the succession is being assured since it is Didistone, the daughter of Grand Mopao, who finds herself nominated for the Kora. But it is not in music that she is in the running for the trophy but rather as an influencer. She will try to win the prize for Best Influencer on the African Continent.
“History repeats itself, it’s funny.
My father is known for winning the prizes at Kora…Today it’s me who is nominated,” she comments on her nomination on her Instagram story.