“Multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter from Senegal,
NDIOBA doesn’t just play the bass with an infectious groove (Ndiobass).
He also has a knack for melody and a beautiful voice.“
Bass Virtuoso, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Ndioba was born and raised in Senegal, Africa.
He grew up in a musical environment, and was exposed to different styles, for example mbalax, afrobeat, hip-hop, latin, jazz, rock etc. In the end of nineties, he studied in Dakar’s conservatory. After experimenting the afro music scene in Paris, he become familiar with it.
In 1992 finnish guitar player Hasse Walli invited Ndioba to play with his modern Mbalax band “Hasse Walli and Asamaan”. Two songs co-written by Ndioba, Bamba and Thiptou from the album „Teranga”, became nine in the european charts. After such a great experience he decided to stay in Finland for new experiences and lot of collaborations with musicians such as Pirpauke, Aika Kone, Sami Saari, Tino Sing, Irina, Nicole Willis, Jimi Tenor, Greg Overton, Charles Edward Salter, Sany Dier, Jimmy Lowson, Aki Sirkesalo, Good People Big Band, The Higher Ground Gospel Project. He also recorded with a guitarist Jason Carter and world music bands Zero Drama, Stilimba.
In 2006, he started working on his own material.
2012, his solo album „Don’t Go“ featured Sofia Rubina came out.
NDIOBA has been working with lot of worldwide artist, for example:
Tony Momrelle (incognito) Freddy Moffett (Kora Green, Macy Gray, Beyonce), Manu Guerrero (Celine Dion), Fela Kuti Band, Kenny Garrett (Miles Davis, Marcus Miller, Herbie Hancock), Kiala & Udoh (Fela Kuti Band), Tony Allen, Villu Veski, Sofia Rubina, Tiit Kikas, Raul Vaigla, Guglielmo Pagnozzi.
Youssou Ndour warm up band with the Tabala group (singer As Bara), Dial Mbaye, Lamine Maiga, Yoro Ndiaye, Diogal Sakho, Amy Cole Dieng, Falou Dieng, Soda Mama, Number One Band.
Right now he’s working on his new single.
New CD will be available next year.
Building bridges between different styles, Ndioba’s new album shows his talent as a singer, songwriter and arranger. He says that the new album is a variety and a mix-up of his musical career, influenced by touring in many different countries. The songs embrace variety of musical influences like senegalese, brazilian, cuban pop-folk, to name a few. Most of the lyrics are in his native language (wolof) and some in english. The words tell us about keeping a positive attitude in life.
Most of the songs will be recorded in his studio based in Helsinki, Finland. Additional recordings will be made in Senegal.
Ndioba is endorsed by EBS Sweden AB
After many years of searching and trying many different amps, says Ndioba, I finally found my dream sound on EBS, and the most amazing thing for me is the fact that you can get a really warm, clear, punchy and powerful sound.