Fatima Napo, alias Young Deenay (born 14 January 1979 in Bandiagara, Mali) , was only 19 years old when she released the first single "Walk On By" in Germany in the end of 1997.
The hit became huge in all of Europe and a new Euro-R&B /Rap-star was
She came to peoples heart with cool and sensitive rhymes. "Wannabe
your lover" was the title of the second single, which became almost as big as the first.
On both of the first singles, the singer Sasha features. Sasha can thank Young Deenay for letting him in on these songs, because of his later international solo success.
Young Deenay also featured on Sasha's 1998-summer hit "I'm still waiting".
In the middle of 1998, the debut album "Birth" was released.
It is a album with a lot of influences. Rap, R&B, HipHop... it's all there.
The third and last single from the album was "I Wanna Be Your Man" and was released in the late 1998. That year belonged to Young Deenay. She had several hit that year
and a promising future. Then, she took a little break, and came back
in the late 1999 with the single "You and me (We stay alive)".
Since then it has been quiet from Young Deenay.