Bakala Martin Net(Chériff Bakala)
- Congo Brazzaville
- comedy, poetry, singing, stand up, theatre directing, rap, slam, acting, writing, stand up, comedy
- born on 07.06.1985
- in Kingoue, Congo Brazzaville
- lives in Paris, France
Born in 1985 in Kingoue, Congo Brazzaville, Chériff Bakala, originally named Martin Net Bakala, is a writer, slam poet, actor and singer. He started his artistic career with music but also found an interest in the theatre and dance worlds. He creates “documentary” musical shows: Martin Luther King, apôtre de la non-violence (2012), Sony la bombe à hydrogène on the writings of Sony Labou Tansi (2015) and Viva Mandela on the fight of Nelson Mandela (2017). He has been part of the band Légitime brigade (hip-hop) and FB Stars (folksong). Forced to leave his country, he has in France since 2019 and is a member of the agency of artists in exile. He leads slam workshops and created, in 2021 with Rusan Filiztek, a musical version of the Giaour of Lord Byron for the National Museum Eugène-Delacroix.