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Fanga Fing is a rather loose ensemble that started under the name Black Authority. At first the group consisting of three rappers (Afroside, Di Fresh and Djah Franco), then four as Yeli Fuzzo joined them in 1998, but success did not occur rapidly. They changed their name into Fanga Fing (which stands for black power) and managed to participate in a TV show on rap music. The show was successful and it enabled them in 1999 to release a first single, « Bamako City ».

In the meantime, Afroside had already left the group. Yeli Fu decided to set up a new label, specialised in rap and hip hop, Invasion Records. A first album, « Fanga Follo », with Koko Dembelé as invited guest participating in one song of the album, came out in 2000 and was equally successful.

A silent period followed as Yeli Fuzzo was busy with producing the Invasion Records artists, and he is at the same time studying in the United States. Nevertheless, he made a solo album in 2003, « Je rap donc je suis » which was, again, very successful in Mali. It has been announced that Fanga Fing will record a second album together in 2004.

Sources: Invasion Records and Mali K7.

Created: as Black Authority, in Bamako
Style: rap, hip hop.

CD cover 'Fanga Follo'


Title Year Label Remarks
Faso Djo 2007 Mali K7
Fanga Follo 2000 Invasion Records Distribution Mali K7

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