Author Topic: JB MPIANA AND THE ART OF MISSING GOLDEN OPPORTUNITIES  (Read 14170 times)

Tunutu #15 on: April 02, 2014, 15:14

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You are contradicting yourself Archos , how can a good manager fails to see all the  opportunities  you have listed? It is true that he was the image of the group, I agree on that, but not a good manager, a good manager needs to make good strategic decision which is an Achilles heel of JB, although he was the band president but all the powers were not bestowed on him, he shared it with Makaba, Werra and to some extent Masella.

archos #16 on: April 02, 2014, 15:16

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You are contradicting yourself Archos , how can a good manager fails to see all the  opportunities  you have listed? It is true that he was the image of the group, I agree on that, but not a good manager, a good manager needs to make good strategic decision which is an Achilles heel of JB, although he was the band president but all the powers were not bestowed on him, he shared it with Makaba, Werra and to some extent Masella.

i said manager in terms of human relationships,not in business terms
this quality is one of the reasons he still has very good relationship with most ex wenge musica members and musicians rarely leave bcbg aswelll

JV #17 on: April 02, 2014, 15:32

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I describe JB in one word....."FOOL"

archos #18 on: April 02, 2014, 15:42

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I describe JB in one word....."FOOL"
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NEWSIDE96 #19 on: April 02, 2014, 15:43

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It isn't his fault his staff has too much influence on him so therefore he fails big time, I wonder how big JB would be if Chemin De fer came along with the original idea for "Anti-Terro" which was meant to be massive but guys hows the evolution with chemin de fer

archos #20 on: April 02, 2014, 15:46

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It isn't his fault his staff has too much influence on him so therefore he fails big time, I wonder how big JB would be if Chemin De fer came along with the original idea for "Anti-Terro" which was meant to be massive but guys hows the evolution with chemin de fer

he has a pre-record of 14 songs at home done between paris and brazzaville,up to him to decide when he will properly record  the official version in studio

NEWSIDE96 #21 on: April 02, 2014, 15:55

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Well hope it's after Balle de Match i see no reason why he should wait ba vieux oyo bazo bozana l'heure ya pension ezo ya

Jdog #22 on: April 02, 2014, 15:58

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Wow JB is really stupid for not taking those opportunities no wonder Werrason has more international popularity.
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archos #23 on: April 02, 2014, 16:16

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like french journalist claudy siar said,he could have had a much much better career with the right people around him

Jdog #24 on: April 02, 2014, 16:19

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Biso nionso toko landa changement-Maniango

EMOVICTEAM #25 on: April 02, 2014, 17:21

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like french journalist claudy siar said,he could have had a much much better career with the right people around him
And these are not just managers but artists. A good image, singing and nice dancing skills are part of showmanship. This alsi includes guitarists and drummers who are part of the package. I like jb for his image and voice, but he lacks business skills which werrason, koffi, fally have.

archos #26 on: April 02, 2014, 17:29

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like french journalist claudy siar said,he could have had a much much better career with the right people around him
And these are not just managers but artists. A good image, singing and nice dancing skills are part of showmanship. This alsi includes guitarists and drummers who are part of the package. I like jb for his image and voice, but he lacks business skills which werrason, koffi, fally have.

yes he lacks that business approach but i think even though we all want him to improve we also should learn to appreciate him like he is,he might improve a bit but will never be like them
if we keep a close eye on the  last big stars of  DRC (the generation leaders) they all lacked something
koffi lacked dancing,wemba as well,jb lacks business skills,werra  would be almost untouchable if he was a better singer and so on...

EMOVICTEAM #27 on: April 02, 2014, 17:33

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like french journalist claudy siar said,he could have had a much much better career with the right people around him
And these are not just managers but artists. A good image, singing and nice dancing skills are part of showmanship. This alsi includes guitarists and drummers who are part of the package. I like jb for his image and voice, but he lacks business skills which werrason, koffi, fally have.

yes he lacks that business approach but i think even though we all want him to improve we also should learn to appreciate him like he is,he might improve a bit but will never be like them
if we keep a close eye on the  last big stars of  DRC (the generation leaders) they all lacked something
koffi lacked dancing,wemba as well,jb lacks business skills,werra  would be almost untouchable if he was a better singer and so on...

you see what frustrates is he sees competitors rebrand and all, but puts no effort. secondly, people like you talk to him and he argues.

SLY PAPA NA KEVIN #28 on: April 02, 2014, 17:34

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In comparison with other congolese musicians, JB Mpiana has less management skills but all of them in the top 10 are not innovative enough,some try to stay relevant on the scene but their strategies and quality of music is not anything special, none of them is challenging others,maybe Fally with his different styles like R&B music like Sweet Life and Electriques Chaise and west african collaborations but that's about it, his rhumbas sound the same as those of the others, just ballads and poorly arranged generique and sebenes.
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shamala #29 on: April 02, 2014, 18:03

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my opinion on this topic.....

we are judging JB a little bit harshly because we have the benefit of hindsight. in life one has to choose right or left and each has consequences for example in this forum it was stated that werra wanted to quit after wenge breakup and was convinced otherwise...what if?? check now the polemic between werra and ferre is to me I'll advised but they carry on.

JB problem to me is not missing opportunities but playing it safe.He does not antagonize other leaders tries to please everyone hence hesitation missing opportunities. ie if it aint broke why fiddle with it. ( critiques of kibense rio etc want them out for the purpose issues like energy and freshness. however none of the new artists are impressive or have the staying power. if in doubt confirm how long they remain relevant)

in terms of international gigs and awards. this depends ones priorities.here in the forum we have critizised Fully for composed for the world. even one has mentioned that the influence of world music is killing true Congolese music.if you haven't noticed if congolese artist play abroad they play for the diaspora and not fans native of that country.thus for example I can prioritize Kin over say carribean shows.

the only critique I have for JB is on the promotion front.if you check on the internet you get very few hits compared to other artists.He only has hardcore fans (am the only one here in Kenya hahaha).on this front werra beats him hands down ( werra has even advertised for Kenya Airway).BCBG news has helped a bit.

lastly we want an artist to be like another yet we will critize him of copying if he does
PORTE-PAROLE NON OFFICIEL DE JB MPIANA ET WENGE BCBG.