Okoi Seka Athanase: Me Houe Gnoun

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He started his career around 1964 with Jimmy Hyacinthe in the Anoman Brouh Felix band called the “Ivoiris Band”, he also played with the Comoé sisters and created the "Combo Jazz Band". He released two albums on Safieddine.

Singer from Attié origins, he was part of the "Audiorama" with ex-Eldorado members like AA Andrien. Okoi looked naturally like the leader of the band, and after a leadership problem, he created the "Grands Colombias du Peuple" in 1972. In 1974, they became famous for their hymn "900 Kilos d'Amour"

He was considered as the Master of Ako and Akpongbo rhythm in the "lagoon" area. In 1976, really impressed by the Sonny Okosun music, he decided to create his own rhythm: the “Keté Rock Sound”.

After buying new equipment in Nigeria, he recorded "Me Houe Gnoun" in 1979 with the Grands Colombias du Peuple. He's also known all over the city for being the father of the famous singer, Monique Seka.


from Ivory Coast soul 2, released June 6, 2012


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