, born Edward Mokolo Jr. on January 22
, is one of the most eclectic singers/rappers and producers to work on places like the West indies, South America and Africa. He was born in Democratic Republic of Congo
but immigrated to France
with his parents at the age of seven. Kaysha is very well known for his first hit single which uses a sample from West Indian band Kassav
in a song called "Bounce Baby", which introduced him to fans all over the world.
Kaysha's first two hits were "Telephone" and "Bounce baby" from his album I'm Ready. The next year, he changed his whole style to record a more urban album called Worldwidechico with a duo with Wu Tang Clan's Killah Priest. His latest hit to date is "On dit quoi", a huge hit all around Africa, from his latest album It's All Love, released in his own label Sushiraw.
Kaysha is also a successful music producer. He produced songs for the most known artists in the Afro-Caribbean scene, including Passi, Solaar, Jacob Desvarieux, Soumia, Elizio, Ludo, and others.
Kaysha gained new fans all around the world by doing literally thousands of shows around Africa, the West Indies and anywhere his feet could take him.
He won a Kora award for best African Artist in 2000. He won a Kora award for best African Artist of the Diaspora in 2004. He appeared on CNN in 2000 and appeared again in 2005 on Inside Africa.
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