Es-Ow, born in 1983 as Mamadou Lamine Sow, is from Casamance, the multicultural region in the south of Senegal between the smilling coast of Gambia and Guinea Bissau. After studying in Dakar university Es-Ow did many benefit shows for schools and women associations in all these three countries. This is what helped him to access in important cultural and music events in Senegal. Es-Ow started to sing when he was 14 years old. Es-Ow writes his lyrics and sings in Fuula, Mandinka, Diola, Wolof, French, English, Portuguese and Spanish.