Marka (singer)

Marka
Marka - Huy.jpg
Background information
Birth nameSerge Van Laeken
Born (1961-05-27) 27 May 1961 (age 57)
Molenbeek-Saint-Jean
(Sint-Jans-Molenbeek)
GenresPop rock
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • composer
  • film-maker
InstrumentsGuitar
Years active1978/81–present
Associated actsMonsieur et Madame

Serge Van Laeken (known as Marka), born on 27 May 1961 at Molenbeek-Saint-Jean (Sint-Jans-Molenbeek), is a Belgian singer, songwriter, composer and film-maker.

Early life

Serge van Laeken was born into a Flemish family in a bilingual Brussels suburb and, since his parents were very busy, was brought up mainly by his grandparents. His childhood was untroubled and he spent a good part of his time playing football with his friends.[1] He was given the nickname Markassou by an African friend and it was later shortened to Marka.[1][2]

Other Languages
français: Marka (chanteur)