Charlotte Dipanda is an Afropop singer from Cameroon, who plays mostly acoustic music. Her lyrics are in French, her native language Bakaka, and in Douala.
Dipanda made her first record with guitar player Jeannot Hens. It was released in 2002. She was spotted by Congolese musician Lokua Kanza, in an open-mic session at a Yaoundé club.
She then moved to France, where she has worked with Congolese singer Papa Wemba. Dipanda has provided background vocals for Manu Dibango, Rokia Traoré and Axelle Red. Dipanda does most of her gigs in Europe, but has also performed in the Palais des sports in her native Yaoundé.
Her first solo album is called Mispa, and was released in 2008. In 2014, she released her third album entitled ‘Massa’. Her second album ‘Dube L’am’ was released in 2011.
Charlotte Dipanda was one of the judges for the show The Voice Afrique francophone broadcast on the channel Vox Africa in 2016. At the 2018 edition of the Balafon Music Awards, she received two awards, namely female voice of the year and clip of the year with sista.