This release was announced a while ago when Congolese artist, Elie Solo dropped two videos; “BGC Melody,” a generic Ndombolo-Soukous anthem and “Ewawa,” an Afro Rumba ballad.
Elie Solo is a Congolese Afro Rumba and Soukous singer, songwriter, and guitar player, born to Kayombo Faustin Elie on January 1, 1992.
As the third child out of a family of five, he was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital Kinshasa, with origins from the Province of Bandundu. After attending École Primaire Complescolaire, Lomboto, he moved to École Secondaire Complescolaire, Mpumbu and later completed his university education at Université INA.
Elie Solo and his music career
Elie Solo started off his musical journey in 2002 as a choir leader at the famous Fepaco church in Nzambe Malamu, Kinshasa. His mastery of the guitar solo gave him the opportunity to accompany, either on stage or in the studio, renowned Congolese artists like Werrason, Ferre Gola, Didier Lacoste, Celeo Scram, Deplick Pomba, Innos B, Maman Abethy Esther, and many others.
Also addressed by fans as “Ange de Lumière” (Angel of Light) and “Le chat Rouge” (literally translated as The Red Cat), Elie Solo has a début independent album (Likimbi) and a total of 19 released songs to his credit and now a 2nd album “C’est mon tour.” Married to his guitar, Elie Solo is a supporter of the famous Spanish football club, Barcelona FC.
BGC Melody is one of the very few record labels operating in Cameroon since the years when Ekambi Brillant first introduced Angelique Kidjo. His aim was to produce artists based outside of Cameroon. It is the first known record label operating anywhere in Africa to launch two official videos worldwide. Most importantly, featuring the same artist on the same day.