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|Samy Diko (sometimes written as Sammy Diko) is part of a younger generation
of new makossa singers. Formerly member of Petit Pays' group
Les Sans Visas, where he was a lead singer, he left this group to pursue a solo career.
In 1997, he thus recorded his first album
« Mon Mari », which encountered a remarkable success
in Cameroon. Samy Diko went to Paris where he lives until now, and more albums followed.
In 2000, Samy Diko was nominated for the 2000 All African Kora Awards.
His 2003 album « Persévérance », that was released internationally in December of that year, shows a well-balanced mix of dancable makossa and makossa-love (the style made popular by Petit Pays).
Musicians on Persévérance:
Guy Nsangue bass
Caen & Briscard guitar
Briscard solo guitar
Bellow Kumba drums
Thiery Galion keyboards
Joëlle Essoh & Charlotte Dipanda backing vocals
Born: as Samuel Raoul Dikongue
Style: Makossa, Makossa-love
|Diko||2012||Soleil Sud Prod|
|Renaissance||2009||ES Music / Diko Production|
|Persévérance||2003||Simon Music SIPE 29366|
|Merci||2002||Simon Music SIPE|
|Evolution||1999||Simon Music SIPE|