Fally Ipupa N’simba (born December 14, 1977), known by his stage name Fally Ipupa, is a Congolese singer-songwriter, dancer, philanthropist, guitarist and producer. From 1999 until 2006, he was a member of Quartier Latin International, the music band formed in 1986 by Koffi Olomidé.[1]

His first solo album was Droit Chemin released in 2006,[2] which went on to sell over 100,000 units,[citation needed] and his second album Arsenal de Belles Melodies was released in 2009.[3] In 2007, Ipupa won the Kora Awards for Best Artist or Group from Central Africa.[4]

In 2010, Fally Ipupa won the MTV Africa Music Awards 2010 for Best Video for “Sexy Dance” and Best Francophone Artist. He won the urban awards for Best African Artist.[5][6]

Fally Ipupa was nominated in the Best Live Act category at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2014.[7] He released an album named Power “Kosa Leka” in 2013. Ipupa, who is also a noted guitar player, connected with audiences stateside with “Chaise Electrique”, a bilingual love song featuring former G-Unit singer Olivia.