M'bilia Bel

Congolese singer

Marie-Claire Mboyo Moseka (born January 10, 1959) known professionally as M'bilia Bel, is a Congolese rumba, soukous, and world music singer and songwriter, Born and brought up in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[1] She is known as the "Queen of African Rumba". She rose to fame after first being discovered by Sam Manguana and later by Tabu Ley Rochereau who helped her gain confidence, master her powerful soprano voice, and achieve acclaim as one of the best Congolese female singers.


  • I am asking Kenyans to continue upholding peace in the country. I am also planning to produce a song for Kenya.
    • [2] Bel urged Kenyans to uphold peace in 2022.
  • I truly appreciate his decision to given women a leading role in politics. Women have now been elevated. Even the Lord says love your mother and your father.
    • [3] Bel endorsed Raila Odinga in 2022.
  • After 35 years in music, I’m gradually beginning to feel the need to now concentrate on studio work and less on live shows.
    • [4] Bel spoke on her retirement from the musical stage in 2018.
  • I will be performing in Zambia maybe for the last time in my singing career and all I can promise is to give my best so that I can to leave the career stage while fans are still clapping.
    • [5] Bel with Chez Ntemba Entertainment in 2016.
  • After 3pm I do not eat. Sometimes I drink water or juice, beer no. No whiskey. No smoking.
    • [6] M'bilia disclosed the reason behind her fresh skin in an interview with music radio show.
  • Discipline and strict diet keep me young.
    • [7] M'bilia in an interview with the Nation (Nairobi) in 2007.
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