in Cape Town, Mapumba was born in Kolwezi in the southern part of the
Democratic Republic of Congo. He grew up listening to legendary artists whose music continues to shape his song writing and
setlists. Artists like like Papa Wemba and Tshala Muana.
During his early days as a proffesional musician, singer-songwriters like Miriam Makeba, Tracy Chapman, and Bill Withers added their influence to
‘south meets north’ blend of soulful music.
song on Mapumba's debut album, Mimi, resonates with a warm feeling of gratitude
and devotion to making music.
Beyond the meaning of these Swahili lyrics, this
highly streamed song has continued to touch many hearts years after