Author Topic: (Archive) Koffi Olomide & Quartier Latin - Concert Album Magie (Bonne Annee '95)  (Read 1477 times)

Pabloone71 #30 on: February 03, 2020, 14:30

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Is it the same year or before Magie ?

Marie France Colbach with Papy Ibebi (RIP) Suzuki and Willy de Boul

It is already on Youtube

Mukulu #31 on: February 03, 2020, 14:41

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Mfumu Vata #32 on: February 06, 2020, 13:39

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This is the first time I've seen the Quartier Latin concert in 1995 Willy's Bula absence on the Magie song is really empty.

Yeah, back in those days, people were waiting for Willy Bula because of the succes of the song Petit Na London, he used then to be second star of the group after Babia who was already in Europe. But instead of Willy, brought Eric Tutsi, just to punish him after sleeping with one of his dancers. Willy Bula had the visa of the Schengen-area in the passeport, but Koffi saved it in his office to punish him and said nothing to him. Willy tought that he would go to Europe and even gave all his clothes away to his friends and family-members, but got then informed by Koffi himself when they came at Beach Ngobila to go to Brazzaville. Imagine how big the humilation was for Willy to go back to his home. But he would get over it some weeks after it and started to organise workshops in Bandal, having a kind of a streetband with Fally, Bouro and co.

After Magie, there would always one star missing from every Europe tour. In 1995 it was Willy Bula, then in 1996/97 it was Babia and the tour of Olympia it was Suzuki who missed out.

Drumstar98 #33 on: February 06, 2020, 15:20

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Damn very humiliating giving all your clothes and you have nothing at least Zaiko saved him.

Mfumu Vata #34 on: February 06, 2020, 15:38

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Damn very humiliating giving all your clothes and you have nothing at least Zaiko saved him.

Those things used to happen often in the Congolese music-scene when bands were about to travel to Europe via Brazzaville. Ngadiadia did the same thing to Alpatshino and Djany Fayi, when they were about to travel to Europe via Brazza. Djany Fayi’s ex’wife even divorced from him because of that.



From 30:53 min Djany explaining the whole story
« Last Edit: February 06, 2020, 15:53 by Mfumu Vata »

Mfumu Vata #35 on: February 06, 2020, 15:40

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Damn very humiliating giving all your clothes and you have nothing at least Zaiko saved him.

Yeah, but Willy Bula is ungrateful. He ignored Nyoka Longo in his recent interviews, forgetting that it’s because of Zaïko that he’s in Europe.

CM PRINCE #36 on: February 06, 2020, 16:29

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Damn very humiliating giving all your clothes and you have nothing at least Zaiko saved him.

Yeah, but Willy Bula is ungrateful. He ignored Nyoka Longo in his recent interviews, forgetting that it’s because of Zaïko that he’s in Europe.
That’s true they even asked him to sing his vocals he did in Zaiko and he would keep saying he can’t remember and also saying that when he joined Zaiko he was ahead of all the other members Deo and co in terms of success

masatomo #37 on: February 06, 2020, 20:22

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Mfumu Vata, Willy Bula join Zaiko in January 1997 when Koffi left behind again right ?

Damn I can't imagine how Willy felt after left at Brazzaville. Did Koffi did the same thing to Babia and Lebou Kabuya (if i'm not wrong he was also left behind for the Europe tour of 1997, but he was on the team who participated to the concert in Abidjan which happen before they go to Europe correct me if i'm wrong) ?

Mfumu Vata #38 on: February 06, 2020, 21:11

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Mfumu Vata, Willy Bula join Zaiko in January 1997 when Koffi left behind again right ?

Damn I can't imagine how Willy felt after left at Brazzaville. Did Koffi did the same thing to Babia and Lebou Kabuya (if i'm not wrong he was also left behind for the Europe tour of 1997, but he was on the team who participated to the concert in Abidjan which happen before they go to Europe correct me if i'm wrong) ?


The Abidjan concert was labeled as a 1997 concert, but in reality it was 1996 concert. The concert took place somewhere in december 1996, just after releasing Wake Up and it was the last before their farewell concert in Kinshasa. After that they went to Paris to give a concert for christmas or the new year eve (I don't remember since that its already more than 20 years ago) with the whole band having visa's of 1 year long in their pockets. Koffi often use African concerts before tours as test, you will see in the concert of Abidjan, he brought Claudine AC Milan instead of Miette Shegue. In the concert of Nairobi before Madeleine and Olympia, Modogo, Kamono and Binda Bass (he was lucky, that Rocky Blanchard hadn't a visa, otherwise Koffi would bring Blanchard instead of Binda and we wouldn't have heard the song Urgence on Droit de Veto) were absent. The same concerts in Kenya, Zambia, etc. made Koffi decide to bring only Mboshi to Olympia, seeing that he could animate concerts alone. Before Bercy, he went on tour in Cameroon, without Beniko Popolipo and Do Akongo, testing how Bercy would be without them (them accepting it and thinking that it was a way to make the team of Fally, Kusa and co more mature, not knowing that Koffi had a plan against them).

Willy Bula spent some weeks at home, thinking about his future and then decided to join Zaiko Langa Langa. After that Babia Ndonga was contacted by people to join also Zaiko Langa Langa who was looking for new musicians, but he refused and decided to join Anti Choc since that he used to be a big fan of their band in his young days, like many people coming from the N'djili-area where Bozi used to have a big fanbase.

Koffi Olomide was doubting between Do Akongo and Lebou Kabuya, when he was about to tour to Europe, since that he was only bringing 3 guitarists at that time. Do Akongo had at that time never the chance to travel to Quartier Latin, while Lebou already went three times and his relation with Koffi was cold since the death of dancer Mboyo. (alot of things happened when she died, which made Lebou furious. One of the things was that Koffi called his girlfriend of France, saying that Lebou had AIDS like Mboyo, etc. Which didn't please him and leave Quartier Latin for a moment) So Koffi decided to bring Do Akongo, who had also a song in Ultimatum.

Babia Ndonga tought that he would go to Europe, since that he was the biggest star of Quartier Latin at that moment, after the succes of Magie and V12. He was surprised that Koffi picked Bouro over him, who was then just 3 months in the band and not very known. Babia tried to attack Bouro Mpela with a broken beer-bottle when he was, but people stopped him. So he then tried to suicide himself by brinking gasoline and was brought to the hospital.

Drumstar98 #39 on: February 06, 2020, 21:23

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Damn very humiliating giving all your clothes and you have nothing at least Zaiko saved him.

Those things used to happen often in the Congolese music-scene when bands were about to travel to Europe via Brazzaville. Ngadiadia did the same thing to Alpatshino and Djany Fayi, when they were about to travel to Europe via Brazza. Djany Fayi’s ex’wife even divorced from him because of that.



From 30:53 min Djany explaining the whole story

Ngadiadia and Chic Choc Loyenge went to Europe once back in 1997 and the others left to join other groups the European is very scary to know who is going to Europe and who is ending up staying behind.

Drumstar98 #40 on: February 06, 2020, 21:24

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Damn very humiliating giving all your clothes and you have nothing at least Zaiko saved him.

Yeah, but Willy Bula is ungrateful. He ignored Nyoka Longo in his recent interviews, forgetting that it’s because of Zaïko that he’s in Europe.

Yeah, I wasn't really impressed with Willy Bula because he suffered in Kinshasa from 1997-1999.

Mfumu Vata #41 on: February 06, 2020, 21:32

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Damn very humiliating giving all your clothes and you have nothing at least Zaiko saved him.

Yeah, but Willy Bula is ungrateful. He ignored Nyoka Longo in his recent interviews, forgetting that it’s because of Zaïko that he’s in Europe.

Yeah, I wasn't really impressed with Willy Bula because he suffered in Kinshasa from 1997-1999.

I always wonder how it would be if Willy Bula returned with Zaiko to Kinshasa, since that Zaiko was in a big dip after Poison, but his song Mbombo'a Mbwa having some succes at the same moment. At least Willy Bula made it to become "Chef de repetition" in Zaiko and Rocky Blanchard also getting a function in Zaiko (what a stupid move from him to return to Quartier Latin along with Beniko, getting a jeep that doesn't work. He had to refuse the offer like Willy).

Drumstar98 #42 on: February 06, 2020, 21:36

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Mfumu Vata, Willy Bula join Zaiko in January 1997 when Koffi left behind again right ?

Damn I can't imagine how Willy felt after left at Brazzaville. Did Koffi did the same thing to Babia and Lebou Kabuya (if i'm not wrong he was also left behind for the Europe tour of 1997, but he was on the team who participated to the concert in Abidjan which happen before they go to Europe correct me if i'm wrong) ?


The Abidjan concert was labeled as a 1997 concert, but in reality it was 1996 concert. The concert took place somewhere in december 1996, just after releasing Wake Up and it was the last before their farewell concert in Kinshasa. After that they went to Paris to give a concert for christmas or the new year eve (I don't remember since that its already more than 20 years ago) with the whole band having visa's of 1 year long in their pockets. Koffi often use African concerts before tours as test, you will see in the concert of Abidjan, he brought Claudine AC Milan instead of Miette Shegue. In the concert of Nairobi before Madeleine and Olympia, Modogo, Kamono and Binda Bass (he was lucky, that Rocky Blanchard hadn't a visa, otherwise Koffi would bring Blanchard instead of Binda and we wouldn't have heard the song Urgence on Droit de Veto) were absent. The same concerts in Kenya, Zambia, etc. made Koffi decide to bring only Mboshi to Olympia, seeing that he could animate concerts alone. Before Bercy, he went on tour in Cameroon, without Beniko Popolipo and Do Akongo, testing how Bercy would be without them (them accepting it and thinking that it was a way to make the team of Fally, Kusa and co more mature, not knowing that Koffi had a plan against them).

Willy Bula spent some weeks at home, thinking about his future and then decided to join Zaiko Langa Langa. After that Babia Ndonga was contacted by people to join also Zaiko Langa Langa who was looking for new musicians, but he refused and decided to join Anti Choc since that he used to be a big fan of their band in his young days, like many people coming from the N'djili-area where Bozi used to have a big fanbase.

Koffi Olomide was doubting between Do Akongo and Lebou Kabuya, when he was about to tour to Europe, since that he was only bringing 3 guitarists at that time. Do Akongo had at that time never the chance to travel to Quartier Latin, while Lebou already went three times and his relation with Koffi was cold since the death of dancer Mboyo. (alot of things happened when she died, which made Lebou furious. One of the things was that Koffi called his girlfriend of France, saying that Lebou had AIDS like Mboyo, etc. Which didn't please him and leave Quartier Latin for a moment) So Koffi decided to bring Do Akongo, who had also a song in Ultimatum.

Babia Ndonga tought that he would go to Europe, since that he was the biggest star of Quartier Latin at that moment, after the succes of Magie and V12. He was surprised that Koffi picked Bouro over him, who was then just 3 months in the band and not very known. Babia tried to attack Bouro Mpela with a broken beer-bottle when he was, but people stopped him. So he then tried to suicide himself by brinking gasoline and was brought to the hospital.

Goodness, he tried to kill himself over European tour. Reminds of a story of Victoria Eleison back in late 1990 when everyone was ready to go travel to Europe there was a female singer called Denise (Who sang backing vocals in the Palais Du Peuple concert.) But sadly she was left behind and she lost her head because she did not travel. She was singing with Paul Balenza.

Mfumu Vata #43 on: February 06, 2020, 21:37

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Damn very humiliating giving all your clothes and you have nothing at least Zaiko saved him.

Those things used to happen often in the Congolese music-scene when bands were about to travel to Europe via Brazzaville. Ngadiadia did the same thing to Alpatshino and Djany Fayi, when they were about to travel to Europe via Brazza. Djany Fayi’s ex’wife even divorced from him because of that.



From 30:53 min Djany explaining the whole story

Ngadiadia and Chic Choc Loyenge went to Europe once back in 1997 and the others left to join other groups the European is very scary to know who is going to Europe and who is ending up staying behind.

Ngadiadia, Mangwau, Siatula, Sans Soucis, they were like those bandleaders of Congolese music-scene. Forcing people out, not liking to share money, leaving their employees behind on trips on a very nasty way, etc. Thinking about that, that it isn't a big surpise because most Congolese people function like that, they alot don't like the share money, doesn't support when someone does it better than them and those who having companies don't like to pay their employees. I know someone in Kinshasa who has 6 jeeps at his home and 6 houses in Gombe, Kintambo and Binza, but doesn't pay his employees.

Drumstar98 #44 on: February 06, 2020, 21:39

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Damn very humiliating giving all your clothes and you have nothing at least Zaiko saved him.

Yeah, but Willy Bula is ungrateful. He ignored Nyoka Longo in his recent interviews, forgetting that it’s because of Zaïko that he’s in Europe.

Yeah, I wasn't really impressed with Willy Bula because he suffered in Kinshasa from 1997-1999.

I always wonder how it would be if Willy Bula returned with Zaiko to Kinshasa, since that Zaiko was in a big dip after Poison, but his song Mbombo'a Mbwa having some succes at the same moment. At least Willy Bula made it to become "Chef de repetition" in Zaiko and Rocky Blanchard also getting a function in Zaiko (what a stupid move from him to return to Quartier Latin along with Beniko, getting a jeep that doesn't work. He had to refuse the offer like Willy).

 ;D ;D It's a shame he wasn't seen on the rest of the poison clips I think Willy Bula would back to square one so Koffi offered Rocky Blanchard a jeep that doesn't work? It made laugh  ;D ;D