Leki

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This article is about the singer. For the village in Azerbaijan, see Ləki. For those in Poland, see Łęki.
Leki
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Background information
Birth name Karoline Kamosi
Also known as Leki
Born (1978-01-28) January 28, 1978 (age 36)
Origin Kinshasa, Zaire
Genres Pop, soul, R&B
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, composer, television presenter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2000-present
Website Official website
Official Facebook Artist Page

Leki (born in Kinshasa, Congo) is the first female urban/R&B-pop star to rise out of Belgium. She is known for many hits including "Breakin' Out", "Spread my wings", "Over the Rainbow", and "Love me another day". She is also a TV presenter on VTM.

Leki started at the early age of twelve laying down vocals for Technotronic. At the time, Leki's older sister Ya Kid K was the voice behind Technotronic whose successes include the global mega hit "Pump Up the Jam".

In October 2009 she released her fourth studio album "Leki & The Sweet Mints" (Universal Music).

Leki is also sensitive to humanitarian projects in Africa where she is the godmother of a young farmers development activity in Uganda. Lately Leki decided to accomplish one of her father's dream: the building of a hospital in his natal village of Malambu in Congo. Via Nanda, the non-profit-making organization she has founded, and under the name "Bouwen aan leven" ("building life")several initiatives -such as the single "Pecuiar places"- have been taken since 2010 to help raise funds, hoping that the hospital will be operational towards the end of 2013.[1] On May 14, 2012 she released "Get Over" the first single from her 2012 album "The Journey".

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 2004 Breakin Out
  • 2005 Warrior Girl
  • 2008 Multiplicity
  • 2009 Leki & The Sweet Mints
  • 2012 The Journey

Singles[edit]

Release Title Album
2004 "Breakin Out" Breakin Out
2004 "Crazy" Breakin Out
2004 "Latin Lover" Breakin Out
2005 "Warrior Girl" Warrior Girl
2005 "Spread My Wings" Warrior Girl
2005 "Trouble" Warrior Girl
2006 "Sitting In My Car" Warrior Girl
2008 "Over the Rainbow" Multiplicity
2008 "Baby" feat. Nile Rodgers Multiplicity
2009 "Love Me Another Day" Leki & The Sweet Mints
2009 "Elvis" Leki & The Sweet Mints
2009 "Obsessive" Leki & The Sweet Mints
2010 "Peculiar Places" Leki & The Sweet Mints
2012 "Get Over" The Journey

Appears on[edit]

Release Artist Title Album
2001 Paul Michiels Daydream Forever Young
2003 Brahim How you like it Music is my life
2005 De Kieppensoep All stars Kieppensoep voor iedereen Kieppensoep voor iedereen
2005 Raw Jazz Throw'm up Throw'm up
2006 Ali Tcheelab One Love One love
2006 Branded X Let me drive you Let me drive you
2006 Alien Bitesize www.Hitthemoneyandrun.com Alien Bitesize
2007 Felix Da Housecat Tweak! Virgo Blaktro and The Movie Disco
2008 Akro Coupe le verbe en deux Akro au crunk
2009 Monkey Driven 2015 Theme song 2015 Theme song

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2004 "Breakin'out" Best Urban National TMF Awards Won
2004 "Breakin'out" Most Promising National Artist TMF Awards Won
2006 "Trouble" Best Urban National TMF Awards Nominated
2008 "Baby with Nile Rodgers" Best Urban National TMF Awards Nominated
2008 "Multiplicity" Best Live Performance La Nuit Du Hip Hop Won
2009 "Elvis" Best Urban National TMF Awards Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nanda vzw". Nanda vzw. Retrieved 2010-11-13. 

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