(sometimes written as Sammy Diko) is part of a younger generation
of new makossa singers. Formerly member of Petit Pays
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:
& Charlotte Dipanda
as Samuel Raoul Dikongue