Magic System

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Magic System
Origin Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Genres Zouglou
Years active 1996-present
Labels Artop
Members Salif "Asalfo" Traoré
Narcisse "Goude" Sadoua
Étienne "Tino" Boué Bi
Adama "Manadja" Fanny

Magic System is an Ivorian musical group from Abidjan. It was founded in 1996 and comprises Salif "Asalfo" Traoré, Narcisse "Goude" Sadoua, Étienne "Tino" Boué Bi, and Adama "Manadja" Fanny.

Magic System's recordings in the Zouglou dance style have featured in the charts throughout Africa (selling over 1.5 million CDs), the West Indies, and in France, where the band became one of the most popular modern African artists.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Album
BEL
(Vl)

[1]
BEL
(Wa)

[2]
FRA
[3]
1997 Papitou
1999 Premier Gaou 19
2001 Poisson d'Avril
2003 Un gaou à Paris 73
2005 Cessa kiè la vérité 55 13
2007 Ki Dit Mié 25
2011 Toutè Kalé 35 7
2012 D'Abidjan à Paris 29 16
2014 Africainement vôtre 185 21 11

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Album
BEL
(Vl)

BEL
(Wa)
Ultratop

[2]
BEL
(Wa)
Ultratip

[2]
FRA
[4]
GER
NED POL
[5]
SWI
1997 "Momo" Papitou
2001 "1er Gaou" 10 4 30 1er Gaou
2003 "Amoulanga" 94
"Un gaou à Paris" 58 Un gaou à Paris
2004 "Un gaou à Oran"
(featuring Mokobé & AP fr 113
and Mohammed Lamine)
3 9 65 29 Cessa kiè la vérité
2005 "Bouger Bouger"
(featuring Mokobé)
9 7 38
2006 "C'chô, ça brûle"
(featuring Akil, Cheb Bilal & Big Ali)
2* 4 Single only
2007 "Ki dit mié" 2* 8 96 Ki dit mié
"On va samizé"
(featuring Amine)
26
2008 "Zouglou Dance - Joie de vivre" 18 2 66
2009 "Même pas fatigué !!!"
(with Khaled)
10 1 49 Liberté (Khaled album)
2010 "Ambiance à l'Africaine" 28 11 Toutè Kalé
2011 "Chérie Coco"
(featuring Soprano)
11 2 69
"La danse des magiciens" 27 36
2012 "Tango Tango" 12* 99
2013 "Mamadou" 17*
2014 "Magic in the Air"
(featuring Chawki)
10 1 3 64 20 23 Africainement vôtre
"Tu es fou" 46 30
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

*Did not appear in the official Belgian Ultratop 50 charts, but rather in the bubbling under Ultratip charts.

Featured in
Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Album
BEL
(Wa)
Ultratop

[2]
BEL
(Wa)
Ultratip

[2]
FRA
[4]
SWI
2003 "On n'sait jaimais"
(Leslie feat. Magic System & Sweety)
3* 8 22 Je suis et je resterai
(Leslie album)

*Did not appear in the official Belgian Ultratop 50 charts, but rather in the bubbling under Ultratip charts.

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