Bopol was born in Congo-Kinshasa in 1949. He is a guitarist, vocalist, arranger and producer. His long and varied career as a musician started when he joined Orchestre Bamboula with Papa Noel twenty years later, in 1969. He has been associated with some other bands, namely Rock A Mambo and Africa Fiesta Sukisa with Docteur Nico. Bopol was one of the co-founders of Orchestre Continental in 1971 and at this point began to compose and released 3 singles.