Famous Senegalese Singers

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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 
Diarra Sylla
(Singer)
Diarra Sylla
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Birthdate: January 30, 2001
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
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Richard Bohringer
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Birthdate: January 16, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moulins, France
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Ismaël Lô
(Musician)
Ismaël Lô
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Birthdate: August 30, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dogondoutchi, Niger
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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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Viviane Ndour
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Birthdate: September 29, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mbour , Senegal
 9 
Cheikh Lô
(Musician, Singer)
Cheikh Lô
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Birthdate: September 12, 1955
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
 10 
Thione Seck
(Singer)
Thione Seck
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Birthdate: March 12, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
Died: March 14, 2021
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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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Titi
(Singer)
Titi
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Birthplace: 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
 14 
Issa
(Singer)
Issa
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Birthdate: December 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
 15 
Nuru Kane
(Singer, Guitarist)
Nuru Kane
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Birthdate: 1973 AD
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
 16 
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
 18 
Latyr Sy
(Singer, Drummer)
Latyr Sy
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Birthdate: September 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gorée, Dakar, Senegal
 19 
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
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Julia Sarr
(Mezzo-soprano)
Julia Sarr
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Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal