Youssou N'dour

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Birthday
1, 1959
Birthplace
Senegal
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
1, 1959 (age 59)
Birthplace
Senegal

About

Once called Senegal's most famous living singer by Rolling Stone magazine, he developed the mbalax style of music and in 2012, he was named Senegal's Minister of Tourism and Culture.

Before Fame

He joined the Star Band at a young age and founded the ensemble √Čtoile de Dakar in 1979, which went on to become an extremely popular act throughout the African continent.

Trivia

He was profiled in the films Return to Goree, which was directed by Pierre-Yves Borgeaud and Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love, which was directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi.

Family Life

He was the child of a Wolof mother and a Serer father.

Associated With

He was featured in the critically acclaimed movie Amazing Grace in 2006, which chronicled William Wilberforce's fight against slavery within the British Empire.