Tshala Muana

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Tshala Muana
Birth nameÉlisabeth Tshala Muana Muidikay
Born (1958-05-13) 13 May 1958 (age 63)
Élisabethville, Belgian Congo
Genres Soukous, Congolese rumba, Mutuashi
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years activePresent
Labels Charly Records, Shanachie Records, Celluloid Records

Élisabeth Tshala Muana Muidikay, aliasTshala Muana, (born 13 May 1958, Élisabethville, (now Lubumbashi), Belgian Congo) is a singer and dancer from Congo-Kinshasa. She started her artistic career as a dancer for the musical band Tsheke Tsheke Love in 1977. She is famous for several songs such as "Karibu Yangu". She has won several awards on the national, continental and global scene. She has never been married.

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Biography

Tshala Muana, the second of ten siblings, is the daughter of Amadeus Muidikayi, a soldier, and Alphonsine Bambiwa Tumba, a housewife.

In 1964, barely six years old, she lost her father, murdered in Watsha by the Ulelist maquis during the Congo crisis. She was raised by her mother, who died in 2005.

She has never been married. She dated a politician who is a married man in the 2000s, and she has marketed him as her husband ever since.

On 7 June 2020 she gave signs of life after rumours of her death were spread. [1] Since May 2020, Tshala Muana has been suffering the effects of a stroke.

Discography

Albums

Singles and EPs

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References

  1. "RDC : l'artiste musicienne Tshala Muana n'est pas décédée, elle est hospitalisée à Kinshasa -". Linterview.cd (in French). 2020-06-08. Retrieved 2020-06-08.