Real Name: Mohombi Moupondo
Date of Birth: August 28, 1986
Place of Birth: Kinshasa, Zaire
Mohombi Moupondo more commonly known as Mohombi, is a R&B Swedish-Congolese singer-songwriter and dancer. Mohombi is RedOne's first signing to 2101 Records/Universal and Cherrytree.
Mohombi was born to a Swedish mother and Congolese father. Raised as a child in the Congo, Mohombi and his family escaped the war-torn country for Stockholm, Sweden in 1999 when Mohombi was 14. His parents regularly exposed him to varied musical influences from early on in his childhood so that Mohombi soon developed his passion for song. Mohombi studied at Rytmus Music High School in Stockholm and made his stage debut at seventeen in the Swedish revival production of the cult show Wild Side Story. He pursued his studies and obtained his bachelor's degree in music and song from Stockholm’s Music Conservatory. He speaks Swedish, French and English.
In Stockholm Mohombi and his brother, a local club DJ, formed the group Avalon, combining the dancehall and hip hop of the time with the distinctive African beats on which they were raised. From 2004 to 2008 the group sold over half a million records and won an African Grammy, while Mohombi became a prolific songwriter in his own right. At this point music was only a part-time job, and looking for something more Mohombi headed to L.A..
Lyrics and Videos
- Mohombi - Bumpy Ride Music Video with Lyrics
- Mohombi - Coconut Tree Lyrics with Official Video (ft. Nicole Scherzinger)
- Mohombi - Dirty Situation (French Version) ft. Akon Music Video with Lyrics
- Mohombi - Dirty Situation ft. Akon Music Video with Lyrics
- Mohombi - In Your Head Lyrics with Official Video
- Mohombi - Miss Me Lyrics with Video (ft. Nelly)