(Souleymane Bangoura) was very young (11!), when he started in a music group called
. In 2007, he left the band and started a solo career. In 2011, he was hardly 20 years old,
his first album « Dimèdi »
came out and it was a considerable success.
Especially the song « Amassen »
was a big hit in Guinea and soon
Soul Bang's was seen as 'R’n’B Boss'. An Afro-American label Entourage Soundz helped to rerelease the album and make a video clip
of « Amassen »
. He received several national awards such as for Best Album, and Best Soul Vocals
(K7 d'Or), and Best RnB Artist ( Guinée Music Awards 2011).
In 2012, Souleymane came back with a second album « Evolution, Vol. 1 »
. The album was
sometimes criticised for being too westernised, Soul Bang's always wanted to be like American stars and sing in English and French, but at
some point, his sound engineer Junior de Fouza told him that he could never sing better in English compared to Americans, and that he should
stick to singing in
his own languages (cf. Jeune Afrique, 2017). On his third album « Cosmopolite »
he sings in Sosso, Malinké and Fula. For this album, he was awarded the Prix Découvertes RFI in France, late 2016.
In 2016, he married Manamba Kanté
, Mory Kanté
daughter, herself a singer at the eve of a musical career. After a couple of singles, she will release a first album in 2019.
Soul Bang's continues to perform and early 2019, he released a new album, « Yelenna »
Sony Music Côte d'Ivoire.