Leslie "Bimwala" Ludiazo
Leslie “Bimwala” Ludiazo (better known as Les) is a x2 Grammy-nominated producer, chart-topping musician, and trailblazing music executive working out of Honolulu, Hawai‘i.
Originally from Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo), Les fled the political turmoil of his home country, escaping to Canada, and later to Hawai‘i. Les attributes his symphonic abilities and entrepreneurial drive to his parents, who overcame the challenges of the First Congo War by supplementing their home with various instrumental lessons and an array of musical influences. Arriving in O‘ahu as a foreign refugee, Les relied on his musical ingenuity to learn the English language and assimilate into the culture of his new home.
Les is a coveted producer, musical director, and artist who has worked with Maoli, Irie Love, J Keys, The Green, JBoog, Jemere Morgan, Kivini Vaitai, and many more. He is currently the musical director and touring drummer for both J Boog and The Green.
Les has also recently extended his resume to include solo-artist. Performing under his middle name “Bimwala,” Les put out two singles including the rocksteady jam “So High,” and the bi-lingual island hit “Loving Tonight” featuring Pana, that was released in both English and French.