(Petit was his nickname when he was a child, Pays is the litteral translation
of his surname Moundy) has been renewing makossa
, first from his residence in Côte d'Ivoire.
Reducing instrumentation to a minimum, blending it with zouk rhythms, he is incredibly popular on the
Cameroonian dance floors. The increasingly provocative lyrics of his songs were sometimes cause for
controversy among the Cameroonian public, and the fact that he figures almost nude on his album
« Class F »
added to his controversial status.
For the male public in Cameroon, there was a cassette « Class M »
where he is a bit more covered... On the album « La Monako »
he poses as a travestite.
Now that he has reached stardom, he is not only in charge of his own band Les Sans Visa
, but he is
also supporting a group of young musicians Les Anges de Petit Pays
. Both bands bring out CDs under
their name, in addition to Petit Pays' solo albums.
Several members or former members of both groups have recorded solo albums in the meantime, for example
, Philippe Miloko
, Samy Diko
, Sylvain Ngondi
, and many others.
5 June 1967, in Douala, as Adolphe Claude Moundy "Petit"