Charlotte Dipanda born on July 18, 1985 in Yaoundé, Cameroon is a Cameroonian singer, songwriter and performer.
She plays mostly acoustic music. Her lyrics are in French, her native language Bakaka, and in Douala.
Charlotte Dipanda, Cameroonian, began her career as a chorister, she accompanied in the studio and also on stage for with great artists like Manu Dibango and Rokia Traoré before joining the Gospel choir for 100 voices with which she performed in the Zeniths of France alongside singer Axelle Red.
Dipanda made her first record with guitar player Jeannot Hens. It was released in 2002. She was spotted by Congolese musician Lokua Kanza, in an open-mic session at a Yaoundé club.
From there, Charlotte Dipanda moved to France, where she worked with Congolese singer Papa Wemba. Dipanda has provided background vocals for Manu Dibango, Rokia Traoré and Axelle Red. Dipanda does most of her concerts in Europe, but has also performed in the Palais des sports in her native Yaoundé.
Her first solo album released in 2008 is called Mispa. In 2014, she released her third album entitled ‘Massa‘. Her second album ‘Dube L’am‘ was released in 2011. Charlotte Dipanda was one of the judges for the show The Voice Afrique francophone broadcast on the channel Vox Africa in 2016. At the 2018 edition of the Balafon Music Awards, she received two awards, namely female voice of the year and clip of the year with her song sista ft Nigerian singer Yemi Alade.