how Makossa can sound at it's best. Sergeo Polo at the 'Bal du 13 Juillet 2007
á La Bastille. No cheap key-boards, but a big band including a complete horn
section under the direction of Guy N'Sangue.
Mpollo a.k.a.Sergeo Polo was born in Deido (Douala) on November 14 1970. He was
raised by his mother and his maternal grandparents. He started singing at
school concerts when he was in college. In the twelfth grade he decided te
become a full time singer and stopped his studies. He performed several years
in night clubs where he accompanied some well known big names such as Eboa
Lotin, Salle John, Ben Decca and many others.
Thenhe went toPariswhere he marriedandbecamefatherto a daughter, Melissa. In November 1996 he released a duet album with
"Njohreur", a former singer of "Les Sans Visas de Petit
Pays". The record "Le mari
d'autrui" was well received in Cameroon and in 1998 Sergeo Polo came with
his first solo record "Carton rouge".
the making of a tribute album for Eboa Lotin he met Aladji Toure, which led to
the production of the record "Georgie" on Toure's label in November
2000. With three successful albums in less then five years, Sergeo Polo soon
became a household name in the Makossa community. It is therefore not
surprising that he managed to bring together some of the biggest names in
Cameroon music for his next album "La chicotte de Papa". With the
help of Guy Nsangue, Aladji Toure, Manulo, Congolese guitar wizard Caen Madoka
and Jean Philippe Tamba as arranger he won a gold disc and the title of 'best
artist of 2003'.
same year he did another duet album with legendary singer Guy Lobe released as
CD and DVD under the name "Cocktail". With "The Prisoner "
an album released in November 2005, he stayed at the top of the Cameroonian
music and in March 2006 , he was once again honored by the Cameroonian public
who chose him for again as best male artist of 2005.
2008 he released a mini album "On est ensemble" at the request of
"d'Orange Cameroun" thataccompanied all events organised by the mobil operator and the Cameroon
National team "Les Lions Indomptable".
Two years later Sergeo Polo he came with the CD"Amour à deux, amour à vie", an album produced by Toto Guillaume. The record was released on Polo's own label SP Association and contains guest appearances by renowned African artists such as, Barbara Kanam, Landry Ifouta and Mirage Supersonic. As "Roi Polo XVIII"Sergeo Polo presents himself now as a true SAPEUR (La Societé des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes)
In december 2013 Polo released the CD "Carte Postale". The album contains 9 tracks and includes collaborations with Kaïssa Doumbe and Ivorian Soum Bill. All the songs are written by Sergeo Polo himself except the title "Ali Baba forever".On this album that marks his 15-year career , Sergeo Polo is surrounded by big names like Guy Nsangué (Bass) , Manulo (Guitar) , Simolo Katongui (Drums , Congas and percussion) , Aubin Sandjo (keyboard ), Alain Oyono (Sax ) Yves Duray ( Flute ), David Tayorault ( arrangements etc.) . It was recorded in studios in Paris Melissa , Makassi in Douala, Cameroon and Marcadet . The mix was done by Ambroise Voundi for SP Association.