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Birth name Edward Mokolo Jr.
Born (1974-01-22) January 22, 1974 (age 42)
Genres Kizomba, Zouk, Zoun RnB, Afro
Occupation(s) Musician, Producer, Businessman

Edward Mokolo Jr., better known by stage name Kaysha, (born in Kinshasa on January 22, 1974) is a singer/rapper and producer that works in places like the West indies, South America and Africa. He is the son of Congolese politician Edouard Mokolo Wa Mpombo.


He was born in Kinshasa but emigrated to France with his parents at the age of seven. Kaysha is very well known for his first hit single which uses a sample from West Indian (Martinique) band Kassav's Oulé in a song called "Bounce Baby", which introduced him to fans all over the world.

Kaysha's first two hits were "Telephone" and "Bounce baby" from his album I'm Ready. The next year, he changed his entire style to record a more urban album called Worldwidechico with a duo with Wu-Tang Clan's Killah Priest. His latest hit to date is "On dit quoi", a huge hit all around Africa, from his album It's All Love, released on his own label Sushiraw.

Kaysha is also a successful music producer. He produced songs for the most known artists in the Afro-Caribbean scene, including Passi, Solaar, Jacob Desvarieux, Soumia, Elizio, Ludo, Vanda May, Aycee Jordan and others.

Kaysha gained new fans all around the world by doing literally thousands of shows around Africa, the West Indies and anywhere his feet could take him. Kaysha is also a well-known artist for most Zouk-Lambada dancers and Kaysha's music goes with the dance to many countries in Europe, Australia, Asia and Americas.

He won a Kora award for best African Artist in 2000. He won a Kora award for best African Artist of the Diaspora in 2004. He appeared on CNN in 2000 and appeared again in 2005 on Inside Africa.

He currently lives in Lisbon, Portugal.


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