Awilo Longomba now at 56, is a Congolese musician who was a drummer in Viva la Musica, Stukas, Nouvelle Generation and Loketo. In 1995, he finally quit drumming for singing and released his first album Moto Pamba with help from Shimita, Ballou Canta, Dindo Yogo, Dally Kimoko, Sam Mangwana, Syran Mbenza and Rigo Star.

Even at 56, Awilo Longomba still looks very classy.
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His second CD, Coupe Bibamba (1998) made him known throughout Africa, Europe and America. This was followed by Kafou Kafou (2001) and an album, Mondongo (2004), which features Japponais, Dally Kimoko, Caen Madoka, Djudjuchet, Josky Kiambukuta and Simaro Lutumba. He is also credited as an atalaku (animateur) on some soukous records. Awilo now lives in London City, United Kingdom and is married to Paradis Kacharelle and they have a son called Lovy Believe Church Awilo Longomba.

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Awilo's relatives in the music industry include his father Victor Longomba a founding member of T.P OK Jazz as well as his late elder brother, Lovy the father to the Longombas, who are a popular Afro-fusion group based in Kenya. Lovy had a rich tenor voice and was a member of Super Mazembe led by Longwa Didos.
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In 2008, Awilo Longomba released the new album Super-Man which was another success. Awilo continued his popularity in USA/ Canada while on tour with Nabtry International Cultural Dancers, an African dance group founded in 2007 by Grace Haukwa. The Super-Man tour was successful throughout 2008 and 2009. By popular votes and a historic win at the International Reggae and World Music Awards with over 120 countries voting in, Super-Man won the Best Soukous Entertainer Award 2009. CEO and founder of Nabtry Grace Haukwa, who represents Awilo in the US, received the award on Awilo's behalf at the ceremony.
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His versatility has been evident lately with his many collaborations with modern day and styles musicians in many African Countries, among them are Nigerian Artistes P Square, Tiwa Savage, Olamide and Yemi Alade.

15 Most Stunning Lifestyle Photos Of Awilo Longomba

15 Most Stunning Lifestyle Photos Of Awilo Longomba
Awilo in the middle with the popular Nigerian Musicians Tiwa Savage left and Wizkid right.

Awilo is the MOST WANTED Congolese artists on the African continent and Europe. He has toured in African counties such as Nigeria, Cameroon, Uganda, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Côte d’Ivoire, Benin, Togo, Zambia, Gabon, Mali etc…). Awilo also has toured in Europe (Switzerland, Belgium, Great Britain etc…) as well as the United States.
Awilo Longomba with the Africa's richest man Dangote
Awilo Longomba with the Africa's richest man Dangote

Since childhood, Awilo spent every waking moment in the music scenes attending his father’s rehearsals. Very quickly his passion for music grew, and instead of going to classes, he started drumming for various groups of Kinshasa, including “l’orchestre de Lita Bembo. He joined the orchestra “Viva La Musica” led by the great Papa Wemba as a drummer, and Awilo had his real first taste of live performance on his first international tour in Europe and to Japan in 1985 and 1986.

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 Awilo Longomba with Nigerian Singer Flavour
 Awilo Longomba with Nigerian Singer Flavour

15 Most Stunning Lifestyle Photos Of Awilo Longomba

 Awilo Longomba with Nigerian Singer Davido
 Awilo Longomba with Nigerian Singer Davido

 Awilo Longomba

15 Most Stunning Lifestyle Photos Of Awilo Longomba

 Awilo Longomba with Nigerian singer P-square
 Awilo Longomba with Nigerian singer P-square

15 Most Stunning Lifestyle Photos Of Awilo Longomba

 Awilo Longomba with Nigerian singer Chidinma
Awilo Longomba with Nigerian singer Chidinma


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