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Élisabeth Tshala Muana Muidikay, alias Tshala Muana, (Lubumbashi, May 13, 1958) is a singer and dancer from Congo-Kinshasa. She started her artistic career as a dancer for the musical band Tsheke Tsheke Love in 1977. She is famous for several songs such as Karibu Yangu. She has won several awards on the national, continental and global scene.

Tshala Muana
Birth nameÉlisabeth Tshala Muana Muidikay
BornMay 13, 1958
GenresSoukous,Congolese rumba,Afrobeat
Years activePresent
LabelsCharly Records,Shanachie Records,Celluloid Records


Tshala Muana, the second of ten siblings, is the daughter of Amadeus Muidikayi, a soldier, and Alphonsine Bambiwa Tumba, a housewife.

In 1964, barely six years old, she lost her father, murdered in Watsha by the Ulelist maquis during the Katanga war. She was raised by her mother, who died in 2005. She said she lost her two children, a girl and a boy.

Having always been discreet about her private life, the rumor has lent her many connections [Mal dire], notably with former president Laurent-Désiré Kabila. She is since the beginning of the year 2000 married to Claude Mashala, politician.



  • 1988: Tshala Muana
  • 1988: Biduya
  • 1983: A Paris Vol. 3 (LP)
  • 1985: M'Pokolo
  • 1987: Nasi Nabali
  • 1987: La Divine (LP,Album)
  • 1996: Tshala Muana Mutuashi
  • 1991: Soukous Siren
  • 1991: The Flying Star
  • 1999: Pika Pende
  • 1994: Tshala Muana Vol 2
  • 2003:  Malu
  • 2011: Dans Un Duo Pour L'Eternite with Papa Wemba
  • 2016: Lunzenze (feat. Mamu Internationale)
  • 2017: Cours de grands

Singles and EPsEdit

  • 1983: A Paris Vol. 4
  • 1984: Akouffa
  • 1987: Antidote
  • 1987: Karibu Yangu
  • 1989: Les Choc Stars Du Zaire*, Ben Nyamabo - Tshibola / Nakombe Nga
  • Nasi Nabali
  • Amina / Tshebel

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