Charlotte Dipanda

Charlotte Dipanda
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Background information
Born (1985-07-18) 18 July 1985 (age 36)
Yaoundé, Cameroon
GenresAfropop
Occupation(s)Singer-Songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2001 - present
LabelsPharempire
Websitecharlottedipanda.com

Charlotte Dipanda (born in 1985, Yaoundé, Cameroon) is a Cameroonian singer, who plays mostly acoustic music. Her lyrics are in French, her native language Bakaka, and in Douala.

Biography

Dipanda made her first record with guitar player Jeannot Hens. It was released in 2002. She was spotted by Congolese musician Lokua Kanza, in an open-mic session at a Yaoundé club. She then moved to France, where she has worked with Congolese singer Papa Wemba. Dipanda has provided background vocals for Manu Dibango, Rokia Traoré and Axelle Red. Dipanda does most of her gigs in Europe, but has also performed in the Palais des sports in her native Yaoundé. Her first solo album is called Mispa, and was released in 2008. In 2014, she released her third album entitled 'Massa'. Her second album 'Dube L'am' was released in 2011. Charlotte Dipanda was one of the judges for the show The Voice Afrique francophone broadcast on the channel Vox Africa in 2016. At the 2018 edition of the Balafon Music Awards, she received two awards, namely female voice of the year and clip of the year with sista.

Discography

Albums

  • 2002 Ndando Jeannot Hens ft. Charlotte Dipanda
  • 2008 Mispa
  1. Bwel
  2. To Be Nde Na
  3. Mbasan
  4. Ndutu Ndema
  5. Longue
  6. Ala Wone
  7. Elle
  8. Eyaya
  9. Mispa
  10. Ndando
  11. Mbebi
  12. Encore une fois
  • 2011 Dube I'am
  1. Toma me
  2. Coucou
  3. Bodimbea (feat. Richard Bona)
  4. Kumbe elolo
  5. Mouane diob
  6. Soma loba
  7. Na nde
  8. We nde ndja (feat. Jacob Desvarieux)
  9. Sona ndolo
  10. Mukusa
  11. Maria
  12. Mot a idika
  13. Mboa
  14. Mouanyang
  • 2015 Massa
  1. Ndolo Bukatè (Un peu d'amour)
  2. Aléa Mba (Soutiens-moi)
  3. Laka Mba (Pardonnez-moi)
  4. Massa (Introspection)
  5. Elle n'a pas vu
  6. Na Bia Tè (Si je savais)
  7. Amore (Audio)
  8. Alanè Mba (Emmène-moi)
  9. Kénè So (Aller de l'avant)
  10. Lena (Fille du Sahel)
  • 2018 Un Jour Dans Ma Vie
  1. Un jour dans ma vie
  2. Wei
  3. Sista (c'est Yemi Alade)
  4. Muna
  5. A Ndolo
  6. Nos Cachiers
  7. Ewola Mudi
  8. Sa Ngando
  9. Duméa (feat Sallé John )

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