Luis Lema was born as Luis Enrique Mosquera Angulo in Buenaventura, Pacific Coast of Colombia. He started singing when he was at school-while still learning Afro-Colombian folklore. At the age of 14 Luis Lema became the youngest director & choreographer of traditional dances in his native town, Buenaventura. He participated in several singing contest winning Festival de Saneros in Cali, Colombian Capital for Salsa. Eventually he became a lead singer of Grupo Bahia, well known Pacific Coast of Colombia folk formation where he recorded his first song A Guapi. He came to England with the group in 1995-to play at the La Gran Gran Fiesta alongside the famous group Los Van Van from Cuba.
Since settling in London Luis Lema formed an orchestra called Bombele- name inspired by the "Queen of Salsa", Celia Cruz his favourite artist. The band is integrated experienced, talented musicians to create the best groove. The band has gained so much popularity in the Latin scene which has made them international performing in the UK and Europe.
Luis Lema-songwriter and music producer-recorded his first album in 2003 called La Salsa esta de moda,(salsa is in fashion) directed by Diego Gale and supported by Grupo Gale & Sonora Carruselless, famous Colombian Salsa Band.