The great Congolese musician, Fally Ipupa received a very honorary title that will enter into force this Tuesday, August 10, 2021. He is now the National Ambassador of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). A well-deserved distinction that can be explained above all by his commitment and availability to his compatriots.
Fally Ipupa is an artist committed to the cause of children. Moreover, he is the initiator and promoter of a foundation that bears his name and whose objective is to help the poor. This again explains UNICEF’s collaboration with the internationally renowned Congolese artist. In other words, UNICEF found him in his path. It’s a pleasure, it still engages me a little more. I used to do it without being an ambassador, but I did it with a lot of goodwill. Today, I think that by being an ambassador I will do it again,” the artist said.
For Fally Ipupa, children are the future of the world.
We were all children. And as a parent, I think we have to protect the children, help them, take care of them and bring back a gesture, a smile,” said Fally Ipupa.
The musician is ready to give himself to the side of UNICEF to succeed together their mission. I will have a program from UNICEF. I am just an artist, I will work for UNICEF. So it is up to them to give me the job and I will give my energy. And together we can make good things happen”.
Note that his contract with UNICEF is non-profit. I think that being an artist today is good, but helping is even cooler. So, we will always have time. We try to do things well, volunteering to help especially, it is important,” continued Fally Ipupa.
Fally Ipupa Nsimba, born 14 December 1977 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, is a Congolese singer, dancer, songwriter-performer and producer.
Beginner in singing, in various small street groups, he is noticed by Koffi Olomidé who integrates him with his group Quartier Latin, to which he will remain 7 years and will participate in 6 albums. In 2006, he signed for Obouo Music and released his first album Droit Chemin.
Already holder of international hits with world songs such as Electric Chair with Olivia, Sexy Dance with Krys, and Sweet Life, it confirms its popularity with its single Original released on May 5, 2014 which currently reaches more than 35 million views but also with Eloko Oyo reaching more than 60 million views. He is the first Congolese artist singing in Lingala to reach this number of views.
His sixth solo album and last album to date, “Tokooos II”, following his first urban opus “Tokooos”, was released on December 18, 2020 with titles such as Milolo, Likolo featuring with Ninho, Amore, Couleurs, Migrant of dreams.
In 2020, he is one of the 50 most influential Africans in the ranking published by Jeune Afrique.