Bienvenue Nseka

Bienvenue Nseka, was born into a musical family in Kinshasa (D.R.C) becoming a full time musician at the age of 18. Enduring a long journey from the DRC to Angola, he finally arrived in South Africa in 1995 where he formed his Congolese flavored music band Les Fantastiques.

As a talented, sought after guitarist and versatile singer, Bienvenue Nseka has worked with many well-known South-African musicians such as Jeff Maluleke, Chicco Twala, Jonas Gwangwa, Jamali and Neill Solomon amongst many others.

Immersing himself as a songwriter and co-producer he released his debut album in 2004, which awarded him the title as Best Francofone Artist in South Africa.

Bienvenue Nseka continues to play a valuable role in the music scene with his band Les Fantastiques, who featured in 2012 at the Invisible Cities Sessions as well as performing the stages of The Francophone Festival, Smoking Dragon Festival, The Orbit, The Kuruman Jazz festival, Fete de la Musique and Cape Town Jazz Festival 2018.

”I had the honor of adding vocals and guitar to this inspirational project. Working alongside so many incredible musicians and as a refugee myself; being part of this project has been very important to me.

I know that the powerful message of the song is encouraging and uplifting and it is my wish that it reaches all refugees and political leaders to spread the word for change and growth worldwide”.