Music from Côte d’Ivoire – Espoir 2000

Espoir 2000 is a Zouglou group from the Côte d’Ivoire/ Ivory Coast. The group was formed by three young men in the community of Koumassi, Abidjan in 1997. In their songs they are announcing the society problems. Listen to their great song “Je t’aime”:

Music from Ivory Coast – Meiway

Meiway, aka Fréderic-Désiré Ehui, leaves Abidjan for Paris in 1985 to improve his music skills. He records his first album “Ayibebou” in 1989 including the premises of Zoblazo, a style Meiway invented inspired from traditional rhythms from Grand-Bassam, his native city. Meiway receives the award for Best Male Singer of Ivory Coast for this album but it is with the following album “200% Zoblazo”, released in 1992, that Meiway gets his first hit in the African diaspora.

Throughout the years, his success increases following inflation to reach 900% Zoblazo with the eponymous album released in 2006. Meiway has become a superstar in Ivory Coast, Western Africa and in the African diaspora in Europe. Here is song “Golgotha”



Music from Côte d’Ivoire – Dobet Gnahoré

Dobet Gnahoré, born in 1982, is a singer from Côte d’Ivoire. Since 1999, she’s living in Marseille, France due to civil wars in her homeland. Listen to her nice song “Abiani”:

Music from Côte d’Ivoire – Ismaël Isaac

One of the first songs here:

The song Farafina from Ismaël Isaac is a reggae song from the Côte d’Ivoire. Ismaël Isaac  born 1966 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire was so inspired of Bob Marleys death, that he strived for strating an own reggae career, strongly influenced by Bob Marley and Alpha Blondy.

Music from Cote d´Ivoire – Molare

Moïse Moriféré Soumahoro aka Molare is a musician from Cote d´Ivoire performing electronic music and traditional music. Here is the song ” Tuage”

Music from Cote d´Ivoire – DJ Mulukuku and DJ Arsenal

This song is to stay awake if you are driving. DJs Mulukuku & Arsenal from Abidjan, Cote d´Ivoire. Here´s the song “On a Ça”

Music from Côte d’Ivoire – Magic System

Mikanqueen suggested me this page, and I saw Magic System and remembered them, because of Yeleen :) . Magic System is a band from Côte d’Ivoire, now well known in Europe, especially in France because of their song “Premiere Gaou“, a hit in France: