Alpha Blondy is a reggae singer and international recording artist from Ivory Coast. He is notable for singing political and socially motivated songs. Blondy mostly sang in his native language, Dyula, French, and English. Occasionally, he uses other languages like Arabic or Hebrew.
Alpha whose real name is Seydou Koné, Blondy. In his teens, he was in the Ivory Coast student movement and formed his first band while in high school, which didn’t go well with his education and got him expelled for poor attendance.
Blondy was involved in several fights which made him return to Ivory Coast. Where he continued to get into trouble until he met with one of his childhood friends, Fulgence Kassi. A well-known television producer. who helped him. This was the start of his professional musical career, and he began to go by the identity “Alpha Blondy.”
Blondy recorded his debut solo album, Jah Glory, in 1982, after appearing on many TV shows for Kassi. One of his songs, “Brigadier Sabari” is from the album. Became a symbol of resistance. which recounts his detention in Abidjan in the 1980s and subsequent brutality by the police. He became famous and was named “Bob Marley of Africa.” Alpha Blondy, like Bob Marley, is spiritual, political, and positive. He released a cover song of “War” by Bob Marley. Alpha music promotes unity among the religions of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. He advocates for unity inspired by the Bible, the Quran, and the Torah.
Alpha Blondy Age
Blondy was born on January 1, 1953 (age 69) in Dimbokro, N’Zi Region, Ivory Coast.
|Name||Seydou Koné, Stage Name Alpha Blondy.|
|Born||January 1, 1953 (age 69) Dimbokro, N’Zi Region, Ivory Coast.|
|Children||Soukeïna Kone, Aminata Koné, Ismaël Koné.|
|Associated Acts||The Solar System, The Wailers.|
Alpha Blondy Family
He is the first son of a family of eight children, to a Muslim father and a Christian mother. He was raised by his grandmother, who influenced his music and taught him to love everyone.
In 2020, Alpha married his long-term Tunisian girlfriend, Aelissa Darragi. They married in a private wedding ceremony at the Grand Mosque at the Riviera Golf in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. He has three children Soukeïna Kone, Aminata Koné, and Ismaël Koné from his previous marriage with Korean, Ran Soukeïna’s mother.
What is Alpha Blondy’s Religion?
Alpha music promotes unity among the religions of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. He advocates for unity inspired by the Bible, the Quran, and the Torah.
Alpha Blondy Songs
Blondy continues to use music to promote peace and unity around the world. He performs in many humanitarian as well as charity concerts,
- Jah Glory – (1982).
- Cocody Rock – (1984)
- Apartheid Is Nazism – (1985)
- Jérusalem – (1986)
- Revolution – (1987)
- The Prophets – (1989)
- S.O.S Guerre Tribale – (1991)
- Masada – (1992)
- Dieu – (1994)
- Grand Bassam Zion Rock – (1996)
- Yitzhak Rabin – (1998)
- Elohim – (2000)
- Merci – (2002)
- Jah Victory – (2007)
- Vision – (2011)
- Mystic Power – (2013)
- Positive Energy – (2015)
- Human Race – (2018)
Alpha Blondy Net Worth
Blondy’s Net Worth has been estimated to be $ 215 generally it comes from royalties for his albums and endorsements.