Mamman Sani

Bio

Mamman Sani Abdoulaye popularly known as Mammman Sani is an Electronic musician from Niger. As a young man, Mammane became a functionary for UNESCO, during which he traveled to Japan and Europe. During one of the UNESCO meetings, a delegate from Rwanda had brought along his Italian “Orlo” organ.

Mamman was captivated by the sound of the instrument and drawing from this inspiration he began to compose songs on the organ. Many of his songs were interpretations of Niger folkloric classics. His first and only album was recorded in 1978.

Now in his 60s, Mamman spends his time between his house in Niamey and a recording studio in Ghana, where he aims to produce dozens of albums. In 2016, he was one of the artists who played at the second edition of the Nyege Nyege festival in Uganda.

NENiamey, Niger
In operation since: 
1970

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Profile added by In-house East Africa on 15 Sep 2016
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