Yannick Noah was born in Sedan on May 18, 1960. It is the fruit
of two cultures: his/her father, Zacharie, are of Cameronian
origin and professional footballer with Sedan, his mother, Marie-Claire,
is French and professor.
Whereas Yannick is three years old, its family leaves France
for Yaounde in Cameroun. It is there that it grows between its
two passions: the reggae and tennis. Noticed by its trainer,
he becomes a small champion towards the ten years age. Encouraged
by the American player Arthur Ashe, Yannick embarks for France.
It makes strong impression by its breadth and the technical
and physical quality of its play.
At only 17 years,
it gains its first great tournament junior in Wimbledon.
The dedication occurs in 1983. It gains the tournament of Roland
Garros, with all the French people behind him. After years of
high level tennis, Yannick puts a term at its career at the
dawn of the Nineties and tries a first reconversion in the drive.
In 1991 Yannick records its first individual "Saga Africa",
this title taken again in chorus by the spectators at the time
of the finale of the Davis Cut makes dance and sing whole France
throughout the summer.
The album "Black and what" leaves the following year,
with this album very rock'n'roll and a round marathon, Yannick
Noah proves to the public and to the critics that its reconversion
In 1996, it carries out the team of female France to the victory
in the EDF Cup (the equivalent of the Davis Cut in the girls).
In 2000, the album sobrement entitled Yannick Noah, recorded
in France and in Cameroun leaves and cases in all the hits parades,
carried out by individual "the Simon Papa Tared",
in homage to his/her Cameronian grandfather and always with
the profit of the "Children of the Earth". Because,
in love with the life in all circumstances, Yannick uses also
its notoriety for noble causes by creating with his/her mother
"the children of the Earth", then "Festival the
wall", associations caritative coming helps some with the
Yannick Noah the artist made a success of his reconversion perfectly.
For proof its last opus: Pokhara, in 2003 and Live 2002 which
retranscribes the environment of festival conveyed on scene
by the singer.
Side cœur, this father of family posts also an energy without
fault. After two divorces of with Cécilia and Heather,
divorces as media as its sporting exploits, Yannick joins again
with serenity near his/her four children (Joachim, Yelena, Elyjah
In 2006 Yannick Noah reconsiders the front of the scene with
a new album "Charango", which will charm the fans
with titles as "Donne-Moi Une Vie" or"Te Quiero".