Gaz Mawete

Gaz Mawete
Gaz Mawete in 2019
Gaz Mawete in 2019
Background information
Birth nameGael Kapia Mawete
Also known asBoika Machine
Samson Petit Coeur
Tuer de Dragon
207 Esprit
BornSeptember 30, 1991 Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
GenresAfrobeats, Hip hop, Congolese rumba
Years active2011–present
LabelsBomayé Musik

Gael Kapia Mawete (born September 30, 1991), known professionally as Gaz Mawete is a Congolese singer-songwriter and dancer originally from Democratic Republic of the Congo he's also known for his song "Olingi Nini" that went viral on YouTube with over 5 million views.

Early life

Gas Mawete was born to a family of seven that has two girls and five boys. He is the youngest of the family.


Gaz Mawete was a candidate for the Vodacom Congo super-hook-up TV season 2 in 2011.[1] It was for the first time that he was discovered for his courage, talent and voice. In 2013, he released his first single "Tupendana"[2] followed by "Chérie à dit" & "Lisolo" which did not have a great success, it is in 2014 that released the title "etali nga te" & "mukolo Ya Zoba" which allowed him to gain confidence and embark on a solo career. He also participated in the first audition of The Voice Afrique Francophone in 2016.[3] But it did not work for Gaz as he was always eliminated at the audition blind. After the failure to the voice the artist had balance a tube called "Pika" which had a great success and which allowed the artist to win the competition.

In September 2017 Vodacom and Pygma had the idea to look like a few candidates who have passed to previous editions for a new edition named Vodacom Best of the Best All Star from where the winner must signed with the prestigious label Bomaye Musik[4] but It was not easy for Gaz at the end of the competition

In November 2017, Gaz mawete won and was crowned best star by Vodacom Best of the Best All Star[5] in the presence of Yousoupha, and other superstars. After a successful trip Gaz mawete signed a contract with the label Bomaye Musik.[6] and publishes her first audio and clip "Paulina" after his victory in competition on Vodacom Best of the Best All star under the label of Bomaye Musik. then Gaz Mawete continues to grow and finally publishes his second single "Olingi Nini" on August 10, 2018 which is a huge success for his career, with more than 10,000 YouTube hits in 3 days that accumulate more than 5 million views on YouTube for now, on March 8, 2019 Gaz Mawete publishes his new song entitled "antidote" that has more than 1,000,000 views on July 30 he published "La loi du talion"

Gaz participated in the album of the French artist Dadju that was released in November 2019 on a song the title "Mwasi Ya Congo" Gaz was also in the reissue of cameroonese artist Locko. Gaz he's also performed concert at the zenith of Paris on October 30 with the Artist Naza.

Awards and nominations

Afrima Awards 2018

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2018 Gaz Mawete AFRIMA – Best Male Central Africa[7] Nominated
2019 Gaz Mawete AFRIMA – Best Newcomer[8] Nominated
2019 Best Africa New Artist African Talent Awards[9] Nominated




Year Songs
2013 Tupendana
2014 Cheri a dit
2017 Paulina
Faux petit
2018 Olingi nini
2015 etali nga te
mukolo Ya Zoba
2019 La loi du talion
2020 C'est Raté feat Fally Ipupa

See also

External links


  1. ^ (November 11, 2017). "BOB All Star 2017: Gaz Mawete l'emporte devant Lionel Ekongo". (in French). Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  2. ^ Jean de Dieu, BOUKANGA (March 6, 2019). "Musician africa Gaz Mawete". Music in Africa (in French). Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  3. ^ Ester Emmanuel, KANGO (October 18, 2016). "The Voice Afrique : Le debrief des premières auditions". The Muusique (in French). Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  4. ^ Mbote, Redaction (November 13, 2017). "Gaz Mawete a signé avec le label BOMAYE Music". MBOTE (in French). Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  5. ^ Mbote, Redaction (November 11, 2017). "Gaz Mawete, gagnant de Vodacom Best of the Best Allstars". MBOTE (in French). Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  6. ^ Team, Work. "Clip Gaz Mawete "Paulina" – TeamWork Congo". Team work Congo. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  7. ^ Abang-Adoga, Ejim (August 17, 2018). "African Union, AFRIMA release fifth awards nominees list". TODAY.NG. Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  8. ^ DAMOLA, DUROSOMO (August 7, 2019). "Here are the 2019 AFRIMMA Nominees". OkayAfrica. Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  9. ^ Africa, Awards. "ATA". Retrieved December 16, 2019.
  10. ^ AFRIMMA (November 15, 2020). "AFRIMMA 2020: Full List Of Winners". ABTC.
  11. ^ Eventsrdc, Redaction (December 2, 2019). "Gaz Mawete balise le chemin de son album avec un EP". (in French). Retrieved December 9, 2019.