Hip hop
& Rap

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Ismo One

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YouTube Zarma music & dance clips

Moussa Poussy:  Tireye

Moussa Poussy was a singer for over twenty-five years. He started in 1980 in the a group called Johny Ali Maïga. With the National Orchestra of Niger he visited many west African countries in 1987. In 1989 he formed the group "Moussa Poussy et ses Poussykettes". He participated in several festivals and was the representative of Niger at the African-Caribbean festival in Togo in 1999. His first album Toro was published in 1990. In 1992 his CD Niamey Twice came out. In the 2003-2004 period he lived in France and he participated in the realisation of the album Ténéré of the group Bako from Toulouse. Moussa Poussy died in the hospital of Niamey Niger in June 2008 just before the release of his new album.

Ciray (written as Tireye) means red. The song is about Dongo (the thunder) The following text is given on the YouTube page :
You encountered those whom loved you, and you have beheaded them. Your enemies, you beheaded them as well. Those who don't know you, call you Dongo. But you are Ciray. The one with 499 names.
(personal translations of French text as the given English translation seems inadequate)  

You can no longer listen to other songs of Moussa Poussy on his website. However the number of songs available on YouTube has increased and is links are added to this page. additional information can be found here for some of these songs.

Some other videos of Moussa Poussy you can view on YouTube


Gossi (only music)

Nago nago (only music)



Samba diko




Other songs

Idi Sarki

Djoumassi dit Hansi Bonkoyo

Boureima Disko

Mali Yaro

Moussa Poussy











Traditional dances

Zarma dance 1

Zarma dance 2

Zarma dance 3

Zarma dance 4

Last updated: 14 februari 2012