Abdel Kader HAIBAOUI, better known as Kader Japonais, is a popular, award-winning Algerian Raï singer and production artist. He was born in the neighborhood of Bab-El-Oued, Algiers, Algeria. He gained fame in the 2000s for singles like "Jibou la Brigade" and again in the 2010s for popular singles like "Nti Sbabi" and "Waalach." He sings and speaks in Algerian Arabic and sometimes in French or Eastern Arabic dialects. His music blends raï with chaabi, arabic pop and other musical styles of the Maghreb. His songs range from slow-paced sentimental love songs to fast-paced dance songs. Kader has graduated with a law degree but could not find a job to practice it so he tended to singing to get himself out of dire poverty, according to his own account during some interviews. Japonais means "Japanese" and it was originally a nickname he became famous with due to his eyes which seem to have an epicanthic fold perceived to be similar to Japanese people.
|Native name:||عبد القادر هيباوي|
|Birth name:||Abdelkader Hibaoui|
|Born:||March 11, 1979, Algiers, Algeria|
|Associated acts:||Cheb Nasro, Rim'K, 113, Lartiste, DJ Hamida, DJ Kayz, L'Algerino|
About Kader Japonais
Award-winning Algerian singer who has gained fame for popular singles like "Nti Sbabi" and "Waalach." He has released several successful albums including 2013's Jorhi Ma Bra and 2017's Raki Nedmana.
He released his first albums and EPs in 2012. This included Ndir El Courage and Adabek Nti Bizard.
In 2013, he won an Algerian Music Award for Best Artist.
He was raised in the Algiers neighborhood Bab-el-Oued. He has a brother named Lounis.
In July of 2017, he released a single with singer Zina Daoudia.
Information related to Kader Japonais
- Raï musicians
- Algerian male singers