Awilo Longomba – Gate Le Coin

Awilo Longomba turns a year older yesterday May 5, 2017.

The Congolese musician is known for his Soukous songs and calls his style of music ”Technosoukous”.

However many have affiliated him with Makossa another dance style that is pretty much more common in Douala city of Cameroon.

Compared with Congolese Soukous, Makossa’s sound is leaner, using fewer instruments and more musical space.

Awilo’s song ‘Gate le coin’ off the “Coupe Bibamba” album released in 2013 became a viral hit single in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.

Awilo in recent times has collaborated with several Nigerian artists such as Iyanya, Yemi Alade, Zoro, Tiwa Savage and Praiz among others.

Longomba will be performing alongside other top African artists at the One Africa Music Fest holding on May 13, 2017 at the SSE Arena, Wembley, London.

Press play and enjoy!!