Away from controversy, the celebrity has achieved a lot. Koffi is a dancer and a celebrated Congolese musician. He is the founder of the great Quartier Latin International orchestra. The singer is among Africa’s richest musicians with an estimated net worth of $18 million.
Antoine Christophe Agbepa Mumba is his real name. He was born in Kisangani, Congo on 13th July, 1956. He started singing improvised songs and playing guitar at a tender age. The star has a Business Economics Bachelor’s degree from a French university coupled with a Mathematics master’s degree from University of Paris.
In the 70s, he returned to Congo and joined Papa Wemba’s Viva la Musica as a songwriter and composer. He later rose to the ranks of a vocalist. In the 80s, he was part and parcel of Papa Wemba musical and later in 1986 formed his Quartier Latin band. He attracted fans from Europe and Africa.
Africando is his salsa music project. He has earned him several awards including Best African Artist of The Decade Kora Award and Best African Artist. The 1001 Albums list has had several of his albums like Rive Gauche and Haut de Gamme: Koweït.
Indeed, Koffi is among wealthiest and most popular African artists.
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