Recognised by Forbes Magazine as being one of Africa’s most influential celebrities, Awilo Longomba, is back with a bang, ready to thrill fans and lovers of African music as he celebrates 30 years in African music.
2014 sees Awilo Longomba celebrating his 30 year extensive career within music in a special way, treating fans to new material, releasing his highly anticipated new album. The ‘Techno Soukous’ King has already surprised and delighted fans with a recent collaboration, featuring African songstress Lola Rae on an explosive remix for one of his greatest hits and an African anthem of all time, “Coupe Bibamba”.
Awilo Longomba, one of Africa’s most popular and loved musicians, who has continually captivated audiences with his genre of music, 'Techno Soukous'. Known as the pioneer and 'King' of this genre, the multi-award winning eclectic star has captivated audiences with popular hits; "Moyen Te", "Gate Le Coin", "Abidjan Debout", "Sequestration", "Coupe Bibamba" and "Karolina".
Having been recognised and awarded by former and late South African President, Nelson Mandela during 2001’s KORA Award ceremony for his contribution to African music, Awilo Longomba remains an instrumental figure within the African music industry.
Across his widespread career, Awilo has repeatedly sold out stadiums and arenas across Africa- Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, DR Congo, South Africa, Nigeria, Ivory Coast are just to name a few along having toured and perfomed across the globe in countries such as; Japan, Australia, Malaysia, Europe and the USA.
With over 15 million multi-video You-Tube views, in addition to figures rising each day, Awilo Longomba is still one of Africa’s most loved and sought after artists.
Fans can also expect to see Awilo on his 2014 “GROW” worldwide tour, where he will be performing some his most popular classic and smash hit singles, in addition to treating fans and audiences to exclusive performances of his new material.