Nomenjanahary Andriambao Rasolofoniaina (Solofo) defied the will of his father, a priest, to skip his studies and devote himself early to music. He first taught himself to sing and then joined the choir, and soon after began working with the Malagasy singer Nono Raobelina, who in the 1970s successfully turned against international Folk-Mainstream. At the Malagasy National Radio he met the songwriter Bessa and worked with the group “Mikoja”, the humorist Dadavy and Clim and Olivier Ratsimbazafy. Soon Solofo played and sang in the bands of the Malagasy stars of the 1980s, such as Lalatiana, Rija Ramanantoanina, and Solo Andrianasolo; he also accompanied the singer Rossy, an icon of the populat music of Madagascar, for many years. Today Solofo is one of the most sought-after Malagasy multi-instrumentalists of his generation.