made her entry on Afro dance floors with her album « Missounwa »
in 1989. She was the daughter of singer of the 1970s, Okoi Seka Athanase
. With her silky voice and the sophisticated production of her albums, she established fame rapidly.
She put Ivory Coast on the musical world map as a producer of outstanding (afro-)zouk. Other examples
of that Ivorian specialty is the music of Antoinette Allany
, Nayanka Bell
, Awa Maiga
On her 1999 album, « Yélélé »
, Monique Seka chose for more musical diversity:
apart from afro-zouk, there is a salsa version of her biggest hit, « Missounwa »
there is one song in mandingo style, and another in Mapouka, a dance from the "Avikam" people in the coastal area, a dance currently used and
abused in modern music in Abidjan. The Mapouka is criticised in the ivorian press as a too provocative dance, well, you have to see it...