Bombino (Glamour Almoctar) Biography

(Musician, singer)

Bombino is a musician and the first Nigerian to be nominated for a Grammy award. He is married with one daughter.

More about the relationship

Bombino is currently fighting for the freedom of his people who are hugely deprived of their basic needs.

Moreover, much of the attention he has garnered is all over his music and his situation full of violations. As much of his fame is diverted to his struggles, there is nothing to talk about his personal life.

He is married and in 2011 his wife delivered a baby girl, as per the Facebook page of Agadez.

Relationship Facts of Bombino (Glamour Almoctar)

  • Bombino (Glamour Almoctar) is married to hiswife.
  • He is father of One daughter.
  • Bombino (Glamour Almoctar) is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Bombino?

Bombino is a Tuareg guitarist and singer-songwriter. Currently, he serves as a member of the Ifoghas tribe, which is the Kel Adagh Tuareg federation.

Bombino: Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity, Education

He was born as Glamour Almoctar on Jan 1, 1980, in Tidene, Niger. He holds an African ethnicity.

His father is a car mechanic and his mother is a housewife who took care of the home as per the Tuareg tradition. He was among seventeen children his father had.

Moreover, he spent the majority of his childhood with his grandmother and learned Tuareg’s moral code from her. His childhood was a hard one as in 1984 a drought-hit Niger and Mali.

Talking about his education, he refused to go to school having a rebellious nature as a child. He began attending a French-Arabic school due to her grandmother but left after three years.

Bombino: Professional Life, Career

Bombino started by teaching himself how to play guitar by listening to musicians such as Intayaden, Abreyboun of Tinariwen, Keddo, Abdallah of Niger.

Later on, he became a part of the band Haja Bebe. However, his father never supported him to become a musician. So, he traveled to Algeria and Libya in 1996.

In 2006, he went to California with the band Tidawt where he performed the Rolling Stones classic “Hey Negrita.”

Due to the war-torn and politically unstable nation, he was always on the move from country to country fighting for his life. Luckily, in 2009, he met a filmmaker Ron Wyman who brought him to Cambridge, Massachusetts to record for the album Agadez in his home studio.

Moreover, he made his ultimate breakthrough by releasing Nonesuch Records debut with the album, Nomad. It astoundingly topped the chart of the Billboard World Music album chart and iTunes World chart.

Net Worth and Salary

This singer’s net worth is estimated at around $1 million.

As per the sources, the average salary received by a musician is around $42k per year.

Rumors and Controversy

Bombino is primarily focused on providing his people with equal rights and opportunities through his music.

Thus, he has no interest in any fame and recognition for unwanted actions he makes. He believes his music is the key to his dream so he has not done anything which may destroy his key.

Body Measurement: Height, Weight

Bombino has an average height and weight. He has naturally black hair and dark brown eyes.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Bambino is active on social networking sites. He has more than around 325.5k on Twitter.

Moreover, he is followed by over 126k and 14.9k on Facebook and Instagram respectively.

This musical artist has his own website.


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