Eric Kabongo

Eric Kabongo Ilunga (born 21 May 1984), is a Belgian actor and singer with a Congolese descent.[1][2] He is best known for the roles in the films Welcome to Germany, Sawah and Third Wedding.[3]

Eric Kabongo
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Kabongo in right
Eric Kabongo Ilunga

(1984-05-21) 21 May 1984 (age 36)
OccupationActor, singer, dubbing actor, model, musician
Years active2013–present
Height168 cm (5 ft 6 in)
Musical career
Years active2015–present

Personal lifeEdit

He was born on 21 May 1984 in Kinshasa, Zaire (currently Democratic Republic of the Congo). At the age of 13, he came to Belgium due to the fact that his mother married a Belgian and settled in Flemish village in the suburbs, in Belgium. He currently lives in Waregem, West Flanders.[1]


He started his career as a rapper with the stage name 'Krazy-E'. In 2013, he became an actor with an uncredited role as a train passenger in the film The Fifth Estate. In 2014, Kabongo played in the short D5R and then received a role in the critically acclaimed Belgian film Black.[3]

In 2016, he was invited to Germany to play the role as a refugee 'Diallo' in the comedy film Welcome to Germany.[1] With the film, he became a leading actor across Europe.[4] In 2019, he acted in the film Sawah where he won the Golden Palm Award for Best Supporting Actor at the Queen Palm International Film Festival. In the same year, he acted in the series Rivallen und Rebellen.[3]

In 2014, a documentary What about Eric? was released regarding his life. The documentary later won the prizes for Best Belgian documentary as well. Then the documentary Ensor won the award for the Best Flemish documentary, which was later dedicated to Kabongo by directors Lennart Stuyck and Ruben Vermeersch.[3]


Year Film Role Genre Ref.
2013 The Fifth Estate Train passenger Film
2013 Mannenharten VIP guest Film
2014 The Connection Jairzinho Film
2014 D5R Sacha TV Series
2015 Black Krazy-E Film
2016 Welcome to Germany Diallo Makabouri Film
2018 Third Wedding Philippe Film
2019 Rivalen und Rebellen Dexter TV Series
2019 Sawah Daniel Film
2019 Yummy Main Nurse Film
2020 Earth and Blood Yao Film
TBD Deutschland im Winter Isa Short film


  1. ^ a b c "Belgian Eric Kabongo is a cinema star in Germany". brf. Retrieved 1 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Eric Kabongo: Schauspieler". filmstarts. Retrieved 1 November 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d "Eric Kabongo: Actor, Musician, Dubbing Actor, Model, Singer". e-talenta. Retrieved 1 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Eric Kabongo: films". moviepilot. Retrieved 1 November 2020.

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