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NAZA at The Olympia, Paris

Still of a NAZA performance
(Courtesy:The Olympia)

His real name is Jean-Desire Sosso Dzabatou aka NAZA, who is a French rapper born in Amiens in 1991. Soon, his parents moved to Creil. Music fascinated NAZA right since his childhood and he would rocked to the Congolese songs of Koffi Olomide and Fally Ipupa. His parents owned a Nganda, which means "bar-restaurant” in Lingala. NAZA’s childhood friend Cedric Mateta Nkomi better known under the name of Keblack also had a keen interest in music. The two quickly became friends and remain the same until today often featuring together.

In 2014, when Keblack was successful with his hit song “Tout tout bien” and was spotted by Youssoupha, who instantly offered NAZA a footing on several tracks. Youssoupha had him sign on his label Bomaye Musik. By 2015, NAZA began to get known to the general public with the song “On” that also featured Keblack .

In 2016, NAZA released his first Extended Play titled “Tout pour la rue.” The single was a huge success with more than 6 million views on YouTube. In 2017, he released several singles like “The debauchery” and “A galore,” which also went on to become hugely popular with 20 million views on YouTube for the former and 10 million views for the latter.

In July 2017, The rapper released the video of the summer “MMM (Wet the shirt and mesh),” which yet again was a huge success with more than 30 million YouTube views. The same year in September, NAZA released his first album “Incroyable,” which earned a gold certification. On May 4, 2018, NAZA released his second album “C’est la loi 5” with performances including Alonzo, Ohmondieusalva, Fally Ipupa and Ninho. Three weeks after the release of “It’s the law,” the versatile rapper announced the preparation of a concert at the Olympia on October 30, 2018.

NAZA is credited as the inventor of the rumba-trap, and he comes to ignite the mythical hall of the Olympia this October 30. This would mark NAZA’s first Parisian concert and he will be seen performing his flagship titles “MMM,” “La Debauche” and “A galore et Sac a dos.” He will also present to the audiences his second album “It’s the law” in which he features with Ninho, Keblack, Alonzo, Ohmondieusalva and Fally Ipupa.

The concert is on October 30, 2018, at the Olympia hall, 28 Boulevard des Capucines, 75009 Paris

For details, visit https://www.olympiahall.com

Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the concert.

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