Nyboma Mwan’dido or Nyboma, is a prominent Soukous musician. He was born in Zaire (now known as the Democratic Republic of Congo).
Nyboma learned to sing as a child in Nioki, 200km north east of the capital, in the church choir. He sang in the school chorus when his family moved to Kinshasa while he was still in primary school. He joined his first band, Baby National, as a professional singer in 1969 at the age of eighteen and later moved to Negro Succes until Bavan Marie-Marie, Franco’s brother, died. He then signed with Editions Veve record label owned by Verckys Kiamuangana Mateta (a soukous recording artist and producer/financier, composer, saxophonist, and band leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo). In 1975 he became the leader of Orchestre Kamale, under the Editions Veve record label; the group was established by Verckys using some members of Orchestre Lipua Lipua (another of the various bands under the Verckys’s Vévé label). Orchestre Kamale split up in 1978 when Assosa and Mulembu left to create Fuka Fuka. The Orchestre Kamale vestige was renamed Les Kamale with Nybona at the helm. In the 1970s, Les Kamale was a popular danceband with their hits “Salanga” and “Afida na ngai.” In 1979 Nyboma was drafted into African All-Stars in Togo, after the bands’ founder Sam Mangwana had left. In 1981 Nyboma recorded one of his biggest hits “Double Double” with his new band which he named Les Kamale Dynamiques Du Zaire. In 1983-84 running belts for women, he recorded another three albums under the name Les Kamale Dynamiques Du Zaire.
Nyboma has worked with many musical greats from Congo, from Pepe Kalle and others in Empire Bakuba, to Koffi Olomide and his counterparts in Les Quatre Etoiles: Bopol, Syran and Wuta Mayi.
Nyboma’s album Anicet was produced by Ibrahim Sylla, and his signature is evident from the polished, multi-layered songs in the album—including a song in which Nyboma pays tribute to Malcolm X (in a song of the same title) and to Pan-Africanism in a song entitled Abissinia (a name for ancient Ethiopia).
Several of his albums are collaborations with Pepe Kalle, Madilu Système, Kamale, Lokassa Ya Mbongo, and others branded water bottles.