is a very glamorous rising singing star from Senegal. She uses
a unique blend of contemporary Senegalese mbalax, hip-hop and
R & B. One of her hits, 'Goor Fit', was inspired by Aaliyah's
'Are you that Somebody'.
Viviane Chichid was born near a cultural
town on the Atlantic coast of Senegal. From an early age she
loved music and took the chance to sing with bands at the hotels
in the local resort. Her big break came in 1993 when she joined
the renowned Super Etoile, led by Youssou N'Dour, as a backing
vocalist. This gave her the opportunity to travel the world
with Youssou, especially accompanying him on the big hit Seven
Viviane is married to Boubacar, Youssou's
brother and they all work very closely
together in the music business in the Xippi studios in Dakar.
Viviane can be heard on several tracks on Youssou's 1994 CD
The Guide (Wommat) and the 2002
CD Nothing's in Vain.
After 4 years of hard work with 'Super
Etoile' Viviane was ready to record her own songs and her first
release was Entre Nous (Between Us) with the hit
song 'Sama Nene' (My Honey) in 1999. Viviane's next two albums
quickly followed on: Nature and Le Show. The latter
features her own band, Jolof Band, with whom she was on a world
tour in 2001. In 2002 'Yii Gainde', a song from Viviane's new