Ange Patricia Kanon, known as Zota, is an Ivorian professional dancer and choreographer born in 1992 in Abidjan. In 2009 Zota met Nelly Djouma, an Ivorian singing artist. While on tour with Nelly Djouma, she met the artist Serge Beynaud who was looking for a dancer. He then offered her to be his dancer. Zota responded favourably to this proposal and he nicknamed her « little Zota ».