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Princess Erika

Princess Erika

Princess Erika


Princess Erika (real name : Erika Dobong'na, born on April 5, 1964, in Paris), is a French singer and actress with Cameroonese origins. She is particularly known for her ragga songs "Trop de bla-bla" ou "Faut qu'j'travaille". In 1982, Erika formed with her sisters a band named Blackheart Daughters, then joined the band Princess and the Royal Sound, with whom she made several tours, opening for Jamaican singer Dennis Brown. In 1988, she recorded "Trop de bla-bla" in London and achieved a minor success in France (#39 on the Top 50 Read more on Last.fm
Princess Erika (real name : Erika Dobong'na, born on April 5, 1964, in Paris), is a French singer and actress with Cameroonese origins. She is particularly known for her ragga songs "Trop de bla-bla" ou "Faut qu'j'travaille". In 1982, Erika formed with her sisters a band named Blackheart Daughters, then joined the band Princess and the Royal Sound, with whom she made several tours, opening for Jamaican singer Dennis Brown. In 1988, she recorded "Trop de bla-bla" in London and achieved a minor success in France (#39 on the Top 50, but later, the song became famous for being used for a TV advert for MMA). Then, she released the single "Tendresse" and her first album in 1992.

She also opened the concerts for Les Négresses Vertes. In 1995, she released her second studio album, D'origine, and the lead single, "Faut qu'j'travaille", hit #15 in France. Two years later, she recorded a duet with Marc Lavoine, "Les Hommes sont des Femmes comme les autres". She participated in Les Enfoirés and wrote several songs for various artists such as "Embrasse-moi" for the Nubians.

In 2004, she also particiapted in the the compilation Agir Réagir intended to raise funds to help the Morocans who lived an earthquake on February 24, 2002. In 2005, she was a contestant on the French TV reality La Ferme Célébrités to bring money for the African association Routes du Sud. She then organized the four editions of the concerts Les Voix de l'espoir, performed with many other artists in a charity goal. She covered the songs "La Vie en rose" and "J'ai encore rêvé d'elle" with Pierpoljak on the cover album Il est 5 heures Kingston s'éveille.

She was occasionally actress in films and theatre and played in Le Petit Trésor, with Steevy Boulay and Vincent Azé. Erika had two children : Julien (born in 1982) and Oudima (2003). Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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