Originally from the Bassa ethnic group, Makondo grew up in the neighborhood of “komondo“ in Douala.
He was the only child that at a very young age started playing percussions in his local traditional band. Because he was a child his fellow band-members would carry him as a trophy on their shoulders to animate the shows.
He has a reputation as a good singer and makes a living from performing in all the best known cabarets of Douala. His powerful voice is a weapon that covers a huge range of styles of Afro music in the tradition of the Central Africa Griots.
Drug addiction is the sole motif behind his struggle to pursue his dream of being a well known musician. Makondo is now free after spending only a couple of months in prison, months that were very productive musically since he spent most days in the studio.