Singer/Songwriter, Motivational Speaker, Life Coach, Fitness Coach, Nutritional
Advisor, Trainee Psychologist (Doctorate in Psychology).
Belly Elisabeth Harding is a French singer/songwriter, known as Belly Kindombe and Belishy.
Belly’s background is Congo, she was involved in the music industry at an early age: her father Benjamin kindombe was a former football player from the Congolese club ‘Vita”. Then later on he became a music manager. He managed Congolese bands, such as Zaiko, and was part of Koffi Olomide entourage early in his career, good friend with Jo Mali (Zaiko) and an acquaintance of the Legend Papa Wemba that Belly was honoured to sing for him in the privacy of his home where he was with his close friends and Belly’s parents.
At the age of 13, Belly wrote her first poem: she was very interested in literature and philosophy. She had a real passion for acting and theatre that she enjoyed practicing until her first year of university. She loves drama, comedy and improvisation acting. At this time, her dream was to become an actress and a film producer.
Her mother was a choir director at her church. At the age 16, one of her good friends, Nanou, convinced her to join her mother’s gospel choir. She did it more because she wanted to be with her friend. At 18 while she was a student, she tried to pursue an acting career and was working as an extra for many French shows. During one of her castings, by reading her application form, the casting director noticed that Belly was singing in a choir. He asked her to sing something for her and he really enjoyed her voice. He wanted to sign her for another project as a singer. They wanted her to do a cover of Vanessa Williams’ ‘Saved the best for last’, which Belly recorded, and to sign her on their label under the name ‘Beverly’. Unfortunately the single has never been released, because her father wanted her to focus on her study and gain her Baccalaureat.
Belly went to university to
study Media, Information and Communication. Her father decided to support her by helping to release her first Gospel album, named ‘Révélation 2000’, in 2001, as Belly Kindombe. It was an eclectic album with a mix of genres: rnb, pop, rumba Congolese, afrobeat... This album contains two favourite tracks, ‘Mokili oyo’ and ‘Revelation’.
At that time in Paris, she was very involved in the Gospel community. She used to open for many gospel artists, such as Le Prince de La Paix, Aime Nkanu, Frere Mbuta… She collaborated in many gospel events/concerts with artists such as Mombaya, for the United Concert, Annie Mobejo’s concert, the concert ‘8 joyaux’, with singers such as Mimi Mavatiku, Dorcas Kaja, Blanche Tudilu, Annie Mobejo, Maman Thethe, Linda Ndongala and Jhoyce Oto.
In 2003, she was signed by her manager under the name of Belishy, as a Pop rnb
singer. During that period, she did some gigs and opened for famous French singers, such as Kaysha, Lynnsha, Perle Lamaa, Franky Vincent, Face a face, plus some international singers, such as Jo and Music Soulchild (2004). She also did some compilations, like Chromatizm II (2005) with the track ‘Starlette’, ‘and Premier Pas’ (2006) with ‘Je t’ai dans la peau’.
Belly lives between London and Dubai where she signed a contract with Gatehouse label. Gatehouse collaborated with Olympe Records and Enfant Du Magreb for Belishy’s new albums. She released the single ‘Baby love me’ (rnb zouk version) and ‘Baby love me Part II’ (rnb version) in 2009.
she announced her come-back as a singer. Her first single, ‘Mi Amor’ will come out in October 17 2019. Her new album will be a mix of pop, rnb and afrobeat music. But she said that this album will talk about real life issues and themes and will have inspirational and gospel messages. The album will come out in 2020. Belly believes that it is never too late to reinvent yourself and she loves sharing messages of hope to edify others especially women.
Belly Harding’s tracks