Author Topic: JB MPIANA MUKULU BIOGRAPHY  (Read 20862 times)

archos on: September 05, 2014, 20:22

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jean bedel tshituka mpiana was born on 2nd of june 1967 in kananga,in the region of kasai, he is the children of mama agnès lusambo and papa albert mbuyi mpiana and has several brothers and sisters from different mothers,some of them get often mentioned in his songs like coco mbuyi, gaston aka gas' mpiana,his late brother laurent fabrice, magalie mpiana who is very often at his concerts ....
he was named jean bedel in reference to centrafican president bokassa
he was called tshituka because in luba culture its the name used for premature babies,in fact he was born shortly after 6th month and had to be taken to kinshasa two weeks after birth and almost died several times at hospital but once he is heading  towards his second year of life all goes well,he starts walking and talking
jb mpiana is (re) married to amida shatur and father of 10 "official" kids
he is a great fan of soccer and the teams of tp mazembe,arsenal and real madrid
either at professional or personal level he is known for being  nice and generous but also somebody who is very difficult to get back once he is angry against you
like he says himself either he loves you deeply,or he blacklists you when you fall out
apart from his musical career,he has several types of business which contributed to his wealth as from his own words" due to poor respect of copyright laws the only way to become very rich is having other business"
talking about private business and music,he plans by 2018 opening two studios in other big cities of congo,of course kananga being among them,in order to help young musicians outside kinshasa showcase their talent on national level,as the congolese music is basically the kinshasa music but absolutely wants support from authorities as it happens with other artists in their projects,like for example youssou ndour of senegal
he never talks about his father in interviews or songs because he was killed like an animal by mobutu for suggesting him to stop human sacrifices and drinking human blood( his dad was one of mobutu's advisers)
its also one of the reasons he does not like to take big risks in regard with politics since what happened to his dad showed him how easily you can be put in serious trouble if you challenge the power of big political authorities

ROLE MODELS AND DEBUT AS A SINGER

The first one is very obvious and well know, papa wemba,for who jb once said in an interview"its not blasphemy,but after the Almighty God,for me its papa wemba",sign of an immense admiration for him
 he was even leaving home discretly every almost every wednesday and saturday to go watch papa wemba live at bar vis a vis and even when his mother knew it and gave him big punishement he continued doing it
and when he became a professional singer,he was sometimes going  to wemba's home and record  videos of him to learn how he talks,the way he walks,his approach of clothes...
The second role model is king kester,even though he did not imitates his voice,but rather the rhtyhm in his songs and like with wemba that taste of clothes
third model is debaba el shabab,whose voice jb was actually imitating quite well
and the last one,which will surprise,is james brown he fell in love with during his  concert at legendary boxing event between  mohamed ali and george foreman in kinshasa
jb's first contact with music happen when he is seven years old,during holidays in kananga were he impresses with his dancing for such a kid and his grandmother predicts to him "one day,you will do big things with your dancing skills"
he really starts getting into singing aroud 10,as he tries to sing songs of papa wemba,kalle jeff,rochereau... and when walking in streets and he listens to any songs or any note of music has to stop by and listen,which will actually link his destiny with group wenge musica
at 13 he starts singing a bit at church and follows elder brothers and friends in the school groups and finally starts singing with them with his friend blaise bula he has had all primary school with,naty lokole and his big friend mbuinga kamboleta titina aka petit richacha(which jb will later name titina alcapone) who were few classes behind
Then when 14 he leaves the school athenee de la gombe for itc of ngaliema where he will also sing in the  school group alonside guys like  sam tshintu,modogo abarambwa,and also adolphe ebondja aka dominguez...in the group itc flash
in march of 1982 when heading back home from his aunt's house, he meets on his way a group of young men rehearsing the song ngabelo of kester's victoria eleison
those guys are werra(he will transform later in werrason,hence the little attack in th in the song laureats 2000), didier masela,aime bwanga,machiro kifaya,dede masolo deno,jean belix luvutula...and tenorist machiro kifaya does not reach those high notes of debaba well, golden opportunity for jb who asked if he could sing with them if he could sing with them and he impresses with his interpretation of debaba and goes home
few days later,jean belix he was school mates with in ngaliema asks him he would mind joining them as he is a good singer and he then joins wenge musica
they start meeting each other whenever they have holidays but at the same time jb also sings in his hometown kananga whenever he goes there and starts earning himself a good reputation with his interpretation of papa wemba and debaba
months after his arrival in wenge mlusica,he introduces his friend blaise bula to the group and two years later does the same with his friend adolphe
his desire to become a musician becomes bigger and biggers and his class results start dropping which make his mother very angry and he is kicked out of home as she is fed up of him coming home very late because of his passion for music both as a singer and a spectator
he then goes to live with his aunt who accepts he can live for his passion as maybe its his destiny
him and his wenge musica friends start peforming one or two songs at concerts before big groups like victoria,empire bakuba,zaiko and co go on stage
he fails at his high school diploma and does not even want to hear about school anymore but his friends especially werrason ,who he kept thanking for that even in hot polemic days, convince him to restart and he will succeed
this is what happens in 1985 and he  starts studying marketing alongside werrason and his friend wasenga kimpuni but quickly gets bored  and driven with his extreme determination to become a professional musician,and star,decides stopping class halfway through the year which creates tension between him and relatives as 'he is the first one who has not completed his university years and aimed for a more respectable job)
him and wenge musica friends start planning first album in which he will have a first step to stardom....


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archos #1 on: September 09, 2014, 18:39

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hahahaha i did my best to avoid mulongeshi's name,hopefully i will be able til the end lol because they have almost 30 years of common history,not easy to take him off jb's story

Jdog #2 on: September 09, 2014, 22:07

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Biso nionso toko landa changement-Maniango

archos #3 on: September 09, 2014, 22:08

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Is Amida Congolese?

yes half congolese half indian,its her mother who is congolese

Jdog #4 on: September 09, 2014, 22:17

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Is Amida Congolese?

yes half congolese half indian,its her mother who is congolese
Asambelaka Shiva???  ;D ;D ;D ::) ;D
Biso nionso toko landa changement-Maniango

Franco Pepe Kalle #5 on: September 11, 2014, 03:57

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I cannot get the full story of JB Mpiana Papa Cherie.

archos #6 on: September 11, 2014, 09:41

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I cannot get the full story of JB Mpiana Papa Cherie.

its coming,its not over

BG-ground #7 on: September 14, 2014, 09:03

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La sweet( suite) Archos!
Hopefully one day we'll have Makaba and Masela's Bio

EMOVICTEAM #8 on: September 14, 2014, 09:32

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Is Amida Congolese?

yes half congolese half indian,its her mother who is congolese

no wonder there is that beauty.  Indian vs african produces nice species

BG-ground #9 on: September 17, 2014, 07:20

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wuodsimba #10 on: September 17, 2014, 09:01

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Archos  lol ur the king of suspense, we're eagerly waiting the  continuation of jb's bio!

BG-ground #11 on: September 18, 2014, 06:55

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Archos  lol ur the king of suspense, we're eagerly waiting the  continuation of jb's bio!

Exactly like JB does :"l'album sera tres prochainement dans le bac" lol

archos #12 on: September 18, 2014, 07:46

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 LOl my bad guys,i apologize,i will do it all before next week for sure

archos #13 on: September 20, 2014, 21:58

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In 1985/1986  when wenge musica starts performing their own concerts,jb mpiana presents a song "ginette" (while blaise bula presents laura,werra presents cesarine,zing zong presents bebe ...)
but surprisingly one year later when the group records first album,none of those songs are in
in fact, as they could only release 4 songs on the same vinyl disc, 3 songs are released by jb mpiana who had officially been picked as president of the group by the other main members werrason,blaise bula,alain makaba,didier masela,in replacement of vieux mavo who was more like a manager/producer for them
those songs are mulolo,la fille du roi, and bakolo budget(with alain makaba's fisol completing the list of te songs of album "bouger bouger)
all four songs have a lot of success but the songs which stands out is the song mulolo written by jb mpiana himself who did that song for his girlfriend of then anne-marie akumani,and completed by werra's uncle late nico buakongo with the chorus in their native tongue,kimbala
but that chorus is actually a popular song sung in their region to announce big events, and was also used in songs by stino mubi and tshala muana
mulolo is voted song of the year and wenge musica likened to kester's victoria eleison due to the style of their songs
 the group starts getting more and more popularity and singing future songs like kin e bouger( whose first part will end up much later in no comment schengen),kaskin...
three years after in 1991,when the group releases second album kin e bouger, wenge musica is now well installed and confirmed as a big group,and they win group of the year award,while jb mpiana gets best singer of the year award with his only song of album kin e bouger
prior to the recording of this song,jb and other administrators are arrestied when trying to go to europe for the first time with fake visas which inspire the part "wele oyo toyoka na sango to vivre yango ba jaloux basepeli basali feti bameli masanga,ba famille na biso mawa na mitema bakolelaka biso"(before we were seeing images of prisons on tv now we've experiened it, our haters are partying and drinking beer,while our families are crying for us)
 one year later,wenge musica record album pleins feux but is released 4 years later because of a conflict with kongolo mobutu(son of president) aka saddam husein and two songs are credited to jb mpiana, nazareth and dady bitodi(also credited to rhythm guitarist djolina)
when wenge musica record album les anges adorables vol 1 and 2 in brussels in 1994 he releases two songs again hi ho ha new image and capitaine du benelux and as usual,big success
one year later,in 1995,when alain makaba decides recording his solo album,he is with drummer titina and atalaku ekokota the only wenge musica members to participate,it also coincides with his desire to have a solo album to his name,but also solo albums for other administators,then group albums between them
nevertheless,in 1996 after succesful american tour, he participates to another group album,pentagone,releasing one song,no comment schengen,like other group members except the two co-founders masela and werra
 he is then nicknamed marechal mukulu as a sign of his important popularity as the main lead singer of the group (in reference to president mobutu who became marshal)
after group album,jb  decides to record his solo album like they had agreed with other administrators,who would then have their turn after next group album and so on
he then sign contract for his solo album feux de l'amour with cameroonian producer simon who convinced him to sign by accepting to produce group album pentagone first and showing he is able to organize important tours and tv promotion on international level
album is a massive success in zaire/DRC and other african countries like cameroon or ivory coast,with the dance ndombolo becoming the name used to talk about congolese music
jb wins album of the year,singer of the year on par with manda chante,star of the year and best album and the commercial success of this album motivates producer to tell jb to record straight away second album,seeing as he could benefit a lot as a producer from a second jb album with the great wave of success brought by feux de l'amour but also as he noticed ego wars in the group for leadership and wanted to use it to break the group and take with him the guys he saw as more promising and more able to follow his rules(like he did with other groups)
in december 1997,the conflicts reach a point of no return,and along with blaise bula,alain makaba and most of the musicians jb mpiana creates wenge bcbg


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Jdog #14 on: September 21, 2014, 04:07

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I taught Mukulu was a nickname that was made to sound like Papa Wemba's Bokul. Jb,Werra and the rest of Wenge are lucky that they were allowed to go back to Europe after the fakes visas scandal. And what was the conflict with Mobutu's son?
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