Petit-Pays (born Adolphe Claude Moundi in Douala, Cameroon in 1967) is a musician. In 1996 he had sold over 50,000 cassettes in one week at the release of his Double Album Class F and Class M. Petit Pays has more than 50 albums to his credit and is the Cameroonian Musician with the highest number of Songs ever. He is also known as OMEGA, Rabba Rabbi, Turbo d’Afrique, Adonai, Le Neveu de Jesus, and recently his latest sobriquet of Effatta and famously Avocat defenseur des femmes (advocate for women), and Avocat defenseur des orphelins (advocate for orphans). He is one of the most celebrated Cameroonian musicians.
Petit-Pays, developed a passion for music and dance from a very early age. At the age of 14 he was performing at at school concerts, joining a choir to learn to perfect his vocal range.
This same desire to learn took him to France in 1985, where he endeavoured to study law. However, it was his love of music that pushed him forward towards a rewarding and successful career, which really took off in 1987, when he teamed up with the producer Eyabé Kwedi to launch his first album called Haoussa. His music has evolved over the years adapting to contemporary African genres. He mixes native Cameroonian makossa with soukous, zouk, and salsa, leading to the portmanteau label of makozouk for some of his music.
He has a band, known as Petit Pays et Les Sans Visa, which has seen several band members moving on to start their own solo careers over the 1990s and 2000s (decade). It includes artists like Jojo Moussio, Samy Diko, Kaissa Pakito, Samantha Fok, Guy Manu, Njohreur, Xavier Lagaf, Mathematik, Sony 007 and Mony Eka and lots of other successful Makossa musicians.
He is the self crowned king of Makossa. In one of his songs, “Le Jour de ma Mort” (The Day I Die) from the album Class FM and other songs, he compares himself to Fela Kuti of Nigeria, Alpha Blondy of Côte d’Ivoire, Salif Keita of Mali and Youssou N’dour of Senegal. He always gives credit to legends like Francis Bebey, Eboa Lotin and Manu Dibango.
He is known for his sometimes controversial album covers, lyrics and dressing. He caused a stir in the mid-1990s when he posed naked for his album cover King of Makossa (Love Class FM).
In 2015, he launched his reality Tv series titled ‘Ma vie de superstar’ where he lets his fans into his superstar lifestyle.
- 1987 : Ça fait mal (Eyab's Productions EP 010)
- 1988 : Ancien parigo / Salamalekum (Eyab's Productions EP 015)
- 1990 : Trouver la vie (TJR AT 087)
- 1991 : Les manières de la vie (Local cassette)
- 1992 : Les morts ne sont pas morts (Milan BMG France 873043)
- 1993 : Avant-goût (Melodie 08619-2)
- 1994 : Andy - Best of (Eyab's/Melodie 08660-2)
- 1994 : Nioxxer (Local cassette)
- 1995 : Korta - les dignitaires avec Les Sans-Visas (TJR CDAT 137)
- 1995 : Le Meilleur des Meilleurs (Melodie 08683-2)
- 1996 : Class F (Sonodisc 83232)
- 1997 : Le CV de Petit pays (Blue Silver 50654-2)
- 1997 : Surprise
- 1997 : Evangile I & II avec Les Sans-Visas (Sonodisc 83211/83212)
- 1998 : Combat avec les enfants de Petit-Pays (Pakito & Samantha Fox)
- 1998 : Le Son d'amour (Septocam/Sonodisc 83218)
- 1999 : Esuwa avec les Sans-Visas (Eyab's Productions/Melodie 08980)
- 1999 : Coup d'État (JPS Production CDJPS 053)
- 2000 : Bisou sur la tomate avec les Enfants de Petit-Pays (avec Xavier Lagaf & Feelingué Hiroshima) (Fotso Kamgue FK510)
- 2001 : Y'a pas match avec Les Sans-Visas (Sonima SMCD)
- 2002 : Maestro (JPS Production CDJPS 188)
- 2002 : L'Amour dans l'avion avec les Anges de Petit-Pays (Omega Production/Sonima SMCD 1414)
- 2003 : Ennemi Public avec Les Sans-Visas (Omega Production/Sonima SMCD 1441)
- 2003 : Dieu le père (B.Mas BMP000176)
- 2004 : Embouteillage avec Les Sans-Visas (Omega Production)
- 2005 : La Monako (RTM Prod)
- 2006 : Ekamofock (Omega Production)
- 2007 : Frotambo (Lavisa Productions)
- 2008 : Fiko Fiko (GB Productions)
- 2011 : God Go Pay (Massema Production)
- 2011 : Gagné Gagné (Oméga Production/Guy Metang)
- 2013 : Effatta "Papa est sorti" (S.M.P. Production)
- 2015 : "Classe Supérieure"
- 2001 : Sommet France Afrique (Oméga Production)
- 2007 : Ça se passe ici (Oméga Production)
- 2008 : Synergie (Oméga Production)
- 2009 : Caïman Club (Oméga Production)
- 2015 : Il faut pardonner (Oméga Production)