Author Topic: (Rare) Academia - Reflexion (2001)  (Read 210 times)

mvulusi96 on: September 09, 2019, 17:03

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mvulusi96 #1 on: September 10, 2019, 01:38

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I wonder if Secteur A really put money in financing the Viagra-clips or if it were Sam, Modogo and Mboshi themselves. Because those clips are nothing compared to Sanction and very boring. It was a good idea from Jhymmy Mukelenge to re-record some clips in Kinshasa who were far better than the Europe-version.

Wenge1995 #2 on: September 10, 2019, 04:19

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@mvulusi96

Sectuer A was not actively involved with promoting Viagra like they did Saction. Their logo is easily spotted in Sanction's clips with the excellent attention to choreography, editing, and filming location. From beginning to end, each clip feels different and captures the mood of the song with almost every musician present in the playbacks. You can tell that professionals are working hard behind the scenes, it's not just money the band is receiving to make the videos but a professional crew to help with production.







Just take a look at other videos the label has produced for their talent, it's well made regardless of budget and with their label logo off to the side as a subtle badge of pride.



By contractal obligation, Secteur A gave the money to record the album Viagra and the clips, but maybe they weren't hands on with the creative process anymore with the clips. I remember you mentioned that Academia wasn't respecting the agreements of their business arrangement with the label so maybe it was the beginning of the end of the relationship.

Although Lebou must have been a pretty agreeable guy, cause the label gave him a record deal for QL Integral after the fallout with Academia lol

mvulusi96 #3 on: September 10, 2019, 12:14

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Lebou Kabuya didn't work with Secteur A. He went to work with Premiere Classe of French-Congolese rapper Ben-J from the Neg'Marrons who then just started his recordlabel.

mvulusi96 #4 on: September 10, 2019, 12:21

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Its a shame that they didn't invest money in those clips, also with the fact that they had Martin Mapangu as director who knows to record excellent clips if they give him a big budget.

Wenge1995 #5 on: September 10, 2019, 16:38

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I got the labels confused, but yeah I agree with you