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Biography

Hassan Ibrahim known as Happy Famba was born on May 17, 1982, in Buyenzi, at the Prince Regent Charles Hospital, to Burundian parents Hassan Karunguka and Celine Kiyaboba. In 1997 when he was 15 years old, his mother was killed. In 1999, his father also died.

In 2000, the Orchestra Happy World Centre Jeune Kamenge hired Happy Famba as, "Framer of Dance.' It was an opportunity for him to learn to sing. In 2003, he released his first song Ndani Ya Club. This placed him in the ranks of popular singers in Burundi. In the same year, the PSI Burundi signed a contract for a tour in the provinces of the country during the campaign against AIDS.

In 2007, he released the song My Dear, which opened the doors of success for him. It was so successful to the point that it became one of the ambassadors of the Burundian music. The Shamila song that he released in 2008, with the participation of Mr Blue Tanzania, gave him the opportunity to be recognized in the Great Lakes region. His song was broadcast in many television channels. His career continued to move ahead in the same year with the songs Baby girl ft Jay Fire,[2] Naogopa ft Black-G, and several shows in Congo and Rwanda.

In 2010, the great singer Burundians Kidum offered to help during the tour of the BRARUDI "PRIMUSIC" and participated in the FESTIVAL "FESPADE" in Rwanda.[3]

On the occasion of the World Women's Day in 2013, the same day of the launch of his album, Happy Mamba had a free admission concert to honor the memory of his mother, who didn't have the opportunity to taste the fruit his work. On May 1, 2014, during the ceremonies of the day of international workers, he made a proposal to five musicians, he being the sixth, to sing the song "Abakozi" ahead of his Excellency Pierre Nkurunziza, President of the Republic of Burundi.[4]

During the month of February 2014, he met a Manager called Takis, who has a recording studio called "AFRICAN SOUND RECORDS",[5] with whom he signed later.[6][7][8] Happy Famba started the Year 2015 with two singles, the fourth and fifth song in the album Collabo (Ni Wewe and Collabo in Feat. Channy Queen & Krazy Bright).