Author Topic: It's a shame I don't hear lyrics like these no more.  (Read 233 times)

Drumstar98 on: January 26, 2020, 17:49

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Mfumu Vata #1 on: January 26, 2020, 19:00

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Mfumu Vata #2 on: January 26, 2020, 19:16

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These songs are recent, but nobody really paid attention to it, except Ferre's Qui Vivra Verra. The problem is now that the public/generation that consume music the most (those born 80/90s) prefer sex-songs and now foreign music (Afrobeat, etc.). Also the level of ghostwriters dropped very hard. Those who are known to write good songs, ask alot of money and want to be credited on the cd and at SACEM, SABAM, etc. to get their royalties. But bandleaders don't want it, because they want to get all the credits for themselves (putting everywhere auteur-compositeur, while they didn't even write nor arrange the song), plus the public will automatic respect them less, because of them admitting not write songs. The last thing happened to Wemba when he started openly to admit that he's isn't strong in writing songs and that get help from goshtwriters with people immediatly saying that Koffi better than him (back in the mid 90s) and comparing to Wemba, while back in those days Koffi hadn't that dimension that Wemba had.

Also another thing is that Congolese rumba is now conducted by donors and those donors never ask about songs that give advice, they only prefer love-rumba songs. Ferre Gola once made a sebene-song for Jao Ndombele, but Jao Ndombele wasnt happy with that song, because he excepted a good rumba.From that day, Ferre Gola decided to make never sebene-songs again.


Drumstar98 #3 on: January 26, 2020, 19:26

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Never knew Papa Wemba wasn't strong on Songwriting is a shame that the bandleaders and solo artists get all the credit it's disgusting taking all the glory. I feel sorry for the ghostwriters also I wanted to mention Dindo Yogo CD tracklist some songs were not written by him but by other songwriters.

Mfumu Vata #4 on: January 26, 2020, 19:53

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All bandleaders/musicians use goshtwriters. Even Lutumba Simaro, Franco and Tabu Ley were using them. For Papa Wemba very known that really doesn't know to write songs, the songs who were made by himself aren't even 5. The song Amazone for example was orginally written by Vadio Mambenga. There was a moment that Papa Wemba didn't want to sing anymore with Koffi Olomide back in 1979, because people started to mock him for not being able to write songs. Back in 1986 there was a songwriter called Mayizo from Kingasani ya Suka, who wrote the songs Maningo & Fille du Sion for him, but Wemba hadn't money to pay him and just gave clothes, promising him that he would also go to Japan, but it didn't happen. So months after it he went to the tv revealing to Manda Tchebwa, that Wemba didn't respect their contract and that those songs were written by him, which shocked the public. Shorlty after it, Sacre Zaza came with Bayern de Munich and Wemba's wife Amazone, they beat him very hard and took all clothes with them that Wemba gave to him.

Drumstar98 #5 on: January 26, 2020, 19:59

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Po na nini motema mabe boye? Is Mayizo still alive? ????????

Mfumu Vata #6 on: January 26, 2020, 20:15

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Po na nini motema mabe boye? Is Mayizo still alive? ????????

Yes, he still lives in Kigansani ya Suka. Bandleaders never likes it when secrets are revealed to the big public and if it happens, then they will do their best to shut your mouth.

Drumstar98 #7 on: January 26, 2020, 20:18

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Very horrible it's true what they say in lingala musicien aza mutu te.