Abeti Masikini

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Abeti Masikini
Abéti Masikini 1989 (cropped).jpg
Abeti Masikini in 1989
Background information
Birth nameElisabeth Finant
Born9 November 1954
Stanleyville, Belgian Congo
OriginBelgian Congo
DiedSeptember 28, 1994(1994-09-28) (aged 39)
Villejuif, France
Congolese rumba
Folk music
LabelsRCA Records
Polygram Records

Elisabeth Finant (9 November 1954 – 28 September 1994), known professionally as Abeti Masikini, was a singer from the Belgian Congo who was active in France from 1971 until her death in 1994 at the age of 39. Her music pulled from a variety of genres, including soukous, Congolese rumba, folk music, and the blues. She recorded 21 albums during her career for a variety of record labels including RCA Records and Polygram Records among others.


Masikini was born on 9 November 1954 in Stanleyville, Belgian Congo. She died on 28 September 1994 in Villejuif, France, from cancer.[1]


  • Berthrand Nguyen Matoko (1999). Abeti Masikini la voix d'or du Zaïre. L'Harmattan. ISBN 2-738-47823-9.