Bellow is Togo's best-known musician. Her career began after representing her country in 1966 at the Dakar Arts Festival. She began a career singing love-oriented ballads in 1969, when she worked with Togolese-French producer Gérard Akueson and soon appeared on French national radio. In Bellow's wake came a wave of female singers, including Mabah, Fifi Rafiatou and Ita Jourias. Other musicians include the afore-mentioned Jimi Hope and internationally known performer King Mensah.