Famous Senegalese Musicians

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Akon
(Solo R&B and Hip-Hop Artist to Hold Both No.1 & No.2 Position at Billboard Hot 100 Simultaneously Twice)
Akon
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Birthdate: April 16, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Akon is one of the most successful R&B, hip hop and rap singers in the world. His albums Trouble, Konvicted, Freedom, El Negreeto and Akonda have many chartbusters songs. He has also founded record labels Akonik Label Group, KonLive Distribution and Konvict Mizik. He courted controversy in 2007 for an onstage act involving simulated sex with a 15-year-old girl.

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Youssou N'Dour
(Senegalese Musician and Former Culture Minister Who Pioneered the Mbalax Genre)
Youssou N'Dour
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Birthdate: October 1, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal

Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour is known for popularizing the musical genre mbalax. The Grammy Award- and Praemium Imperiale-winning singer has also served as Senegal’s culture and tourism minister. Initially part of the Star Band, he later formed Étoile de Dakar. He has also starred in the British-American movie Amazing Grace.

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Baaba Maal
(Singer)
Baaba Maal
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Birthdate: November 12, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Podor, Senegal
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 4 
Ismaël Lô
(Musician)
Ismaël Lô
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Birthdate: August 30, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dogondoutchi, Niger
Djibril Diop Mambety
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Birthdate: January 23, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gueule Tapee, Dakar, Senegal
Died: July 23, 1998
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Habib Koite
(Singer-songwriter)
Habib Koite
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Birthdate: January 27, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Thies, Senegal
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Wasis Diop
(Musician)
Wasis Diop
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Birthdate: 1950 AD
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
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Cheikh Lô
(Musician, Singer)
Cheikh Lô
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Birthdate: September 12, 1955
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
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Doudou N'Diaye Rose
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Birthdate: July 28, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
Died: August 19, 2015
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Coumba Gawlo
(Singer)
Coumba Gawlo
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Birthdate: January 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Thiès
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Issa
(Singer)
Issa
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Birthdate: December 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
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Mbaye Dieye Faye
(Singer, Percussionist)
Mbaye Dieye Faye
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Birthdate: October 1, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Medina, Dakar, Senegal
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Nuru Kane
(Singer, Guitarist)
Nuru Kane
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Birthdate: 1973 AD
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
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Latyr Sy
(Singer, Drummer)
Latyr Sy
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Birthdate: September 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gorée, Dakar, Senegal
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Omar Pene
(Vocalist)
Omar Pene
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Birthdate: 1955 AD
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
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Laba Sosseh
(Singer, Composer)
Laba Sosseh
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Birthdate: March 12, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Banjul, The Gambia
Died: September 20, 2007
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Mansour Seck
(Singer, Guitarist)
Mansour Seck
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Birthdate: 1950 AD
Birthplace: Podor, Senegal
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Alioune Mbaye Nder
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Birthdate: 1969 AD
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal