Charlotte Dipanda

Charlotte Dipanda

Singer / Chanteuse

Charlotte Dipanda (born in 1985, Yaoundé, Cameroon) is an Afropop singer from Cameroon, who plays mostly acoustic music. Her lyrics are in French, her native language Bakaka, and in Douala.

Dipanda made her first record with guitar player Jeannot Hens. It was released in 2002. She was spotted by Congolese musician Lokua Kanza, in an open-mic session at a Yaoundé club. She then moved to France, where she has worked with Congolese singer Papa Wemba. Dipanda has provided background vocals for Manu Dibango, Rokia Traoré and Axelle Red. Dipanda does most of her gigs in Europe, but has also performed in the Palais des sports in her native Yaoundé. Her first solo album is called Mispa, and was released in 2008. In 2014, she released her second album titled ‘Massa’.

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