Born in Dakar, of a malian mother and a Guinean father, Naby grew to Mbour in Senegal. His very personal melodic style is accents reggae hip-hop tinged with jazz, but also with soul and with funk. His musical career begins in 1966 with the group of rap Peace and Peace. His first hits appear on the major compilations of the Senegalese hip-hop. This experience allows him to participate in the compilation Da Hop - produced and published by Delabel (EMI, France) – release in 2000 worldwide. Since then, Naby multiplies his collaborations with the most varied artists: in particular with Douggytee, Awadi and the group Sikki Sakka ( hip-hop), Loan ( électro), Boudhasticks (reggae), No Water Please ( brass band)... At the beginning, Naby is opening for Youssou Ndour at the stadium Demba Diop de Mbour for the festival DK24. Since then, he participated to Couleur café festival with the group Rak Tak Squad, to the festival Noailles of Marseille, to the festival Afrikakeur (in June, 2007) and Riddim 4 Children of Dakar (Just 4 U, cultural center Douta Seck), festival Africa Fete (in December, 2007) and opening on Alpha Blondy at the stadium Demba Diop from Dakar (in May, 2008). He also performs in Paris at the Lavoir Moderne. He participates to the festival Galsène Live in Lille and performs solo at the New Morning in Paris on November 2008. Naby releases his first solo album "DEM NAA" produced by its own label Demrek RecordZ and registered "Live in studio" in Dakar and Paris. Naby built himself a dynamic, powerful and very melodic Universe. He created an authentic, modern and cross over African music. Composer-songwriter, Naby gets his inspiration from his daily environment and sings the obstacles of life in wolof. Naby honours the women and sings his love for them in " Suma rérée ". His texts speak about the everyday life of the African young people and each can see himself there. In "Mbek mi" in duet with Black G, he speaks with frankness of the secret immigration, a taboo and debated subject.
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