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Longombas / Bio

The group consists of Christian Longomba, Lovy Longomba, and Armstrong Masengo. Christian and Lovy are from a legendary Congolese musical family; their father Lovy Mokolo Longomba was a member of Super Mazembe, while their grandfather Vicky Longomba ( Congolese music Legend ) was a member of TPOK Jazz wich was led by the Congolese African Legend Mr. Luambo Makiadi, and France-based Techno- Soukous King Awilo Longomba is their uncle .

The group entered Kenyan music scene in 2001 with their song "Dondosa", which became a National hit. Follow-up singles were "Piga Makofi", "Shika More" and "Vuta Pumz". Their debut album Chukua was released in 2005 by Ogopa DJ's . In 2003 they had left Ogopa DJ's record label together with Deux Vultures and Mr. Googz & Vinnie Banton, and formed an own label, Bad Man Camp. Deux Vultures and Longombas, however, later returned to Ogopa

They performed at the 2006 Channel O Music Video Awards in South Africa . The group later relocated from Kenya to Los Angeles.

Awards: - 2005 Kora Awards (South Africa) - Best East African Group.

-2006 Kisima Music Awards (Kenya)
– Best Group Kenya.
Best Boomba Group Kenya.
Best Song Kenya ("Vuta Pumz").
Social Responsibility Award.

-2006 Chaguo La Teneeez Music Awards (kenya).
- Favourite Group.

-2006 Kilimanjaro Music Awards (Tanzania)
– Best East African Album (Chukua) 2006, 2007.

Nominations: - 2006 Pearl of Africa Music Awards (Uganda)
- Best Group from Kenya.
- 2003 Chaguo La Teneez Music Awards (kenya)
- Favourite Group.

General Info

Band Members
Christian Longomba, Lovy Longomba, Masengo Armstrong
Artist Name
Longombas
Profile Page
https://www.reverbnation.com/thelongombas
Genres
World / Afro pop / Reggae

Contact Info

Location
Van Nuys, CA

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