Monique Seka
(Côte d'Ivoire)

Monique Seka 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, and Mathey.

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...

Monique Seka
Monique Seka  

Born: 22 November 1965 in Abidjan
Style: Afro-zouk


Title Year Label Remarks
Le Best de Monique Seka... Love 2008 Flash Laser / Rue Stendhal
Le Best de Monique Seka... Afrozouk 2008 Flash Laser / Rue Stendhal CD
Palop - Best of: Obrigada 2004 Compilation
15 ans: 15 succès 2002 Couleurs Music Compilation
Anthologie 2000 Globe Music (Sony) Compilation
Yélélé 1999 Globe Music (Sony)
Adeba 1997 Declic 844685-2
Okaman 1995 Declic 50384-2
Missounwa 1989 Declic 844455-2 Original LP Tahi's Production TS 88200
Tantie Affoué 1985 DT001

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