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Magic System (musical group)

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Magic System
Origin Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Genres Zouglou
Years active 1996-present
Labels Artop
Members Salif "Asalfo" Traoré
Narcisse "Goude" Sadoua
Étienne "Tino" Boué Bi
Adama "Manadja" Fanny

Magic System is a musical group from Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, founded in 1996. The band comprises Salif "Asalfo" Traoré, Narcisse "Goude" Sadoua, Étienne "Tino" Boué Bi, and Adama "Manadja" Fanny.

Magic System's recordings in the Zouglou dance style have featured in the charts throughout Africa (selling over 1.5 million CDs), the West Indies, and in France, where the band became one of the most popular modern African artists.


Studio albums

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
1997 Papitou
1999 Premier Gaou 19
2001 Poisson d'Avril
2003 Un gaou à Paris' 73
2005 Cessa kiè la vérité 55 13
2007 Ki Dit Mié 25
2011 Toutè Kalé 35 7
2012 D'Abidjan à Paris 29 16


Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
1997 "Momo" Papitou
2001 "1er Gaou" 10 4 30 1er Gaou
2003 "On n'sait jaimais" (with Leslie & Sweety) 8 22 Je suis et je resterai (Leslie album)
"Amoulanga" 94 1er Gaou
"Un gaou à Paris" 58 Un gaou à Paris
2004 "Un gaou à Oran" (featuring Mokobé & AP fr 113 and Mohammed Lamine) 3 9 65 29 Cessa kiè la vérité
2005 "Bouger Bouger" (featuring Mokobé) 9 7 38
2006 "C'chô, ça brûle" (featuring Akil, Cheb Bilal & Big Ali) 4 Single only
2007 "Ki dit mié" 8 96 Ki dit mié
"On va samizé" (featuring Amine) 26
2008 "Joie de vivre" 18 2 66
2009 "Même pas fatigué !!!" (with Khaled) 10 1 49 Liberté (Khaled album)
2010 "Ambiance à l'Africaine" 28 11 Toutè Kalé
2011 "Chérie Coco" (featuring Soprano) 11 2 69
"La danse des magiciens" 27 36
2012 "Tango Tango" 99
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

See also


External links

  • Magic System Official Myspace Website
  • Magic System Official Website
  • RFI (French, with audio samples)
  • Feb 2005 interview (in French)
  • Songs by Magic System translated into English
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