Author Topic: MATA KUNA ft REBO  (Read 841 times)

shamala on: May 06, 2023, 05:27

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PORTE-PAROLE NON OFFICIEL DE JB MPIANA ET WENGE BCBG.

Manzambi94 #1 on: May 06, 2023, 07:47

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Wow, Rebo been reckless lately, for peoole who don't understand Lingala this title is a word play on Mataku which means (B*lls) in Lingala Na yo (Which means Yours) and the word Mata (Go Up) Kuna (There) Yo (You) so to an untrained eye it seems You, Go up there, but if you read it in a different way it means Yoir b*less. How this even pass the censure commission?

Manzambi94 #2 on: May 06, 2023, 07:48

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Oooh it is not A Rebo's song but the famous viral dance song I see anyway Rebo was smart to accept the feature this dance is everywhere even tho the guy making it Jules Ysik could have been smarter and use a better title, Congolese people are fed up with sexyal titles on the songs, it really doesn't add any value.

Longbluesquid #3 on: May 06, 2023, 16:43

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Wow, Rebo been reckless lately, for peoole who don't understand Lingala this title is a word play on Mataku which means (B*lls) in Lingala Na yo (Which means Yours) and the word Mata (Go Up) Kuna (There) Yo (You) so to an untrained eye it seems You, Go up there, but if you read it in a different way it means Yoir b*less. How this even pass the censure commission?

In Congo are you not allowed to sing about those things? In the US songs are out of control here.

Manzambi94 #4 on: May 06, 2023, 23:15

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Wow, Rebo been reckless lately, for peoole who don't understand Lingala this title is a word play on Mataku which means (B*lls) in Lingala Na yo (Which means Yours) and the word Mata (Go Up) Kuna (There) Yo (You) so to an untrained eye it seems You, Go up there, but if you read it in a different way it means Yoir b*less. How this even pass the censure commission?

In Congo are you not allowed to sing about those things? In the US songs are out of control here.

No, usually they were very strict in censoring sex and other NSFW things in The censure committee but now I feel like no one cares anymore, but people and especially politicians used to be heave on that censure, for example Mobutu jailed Franco if I am not mistaken for having produce Jackie in 1978



Which if you understand Lingala is so funny but so wrong because it just calls sex and body parts of a woman named Jackie raw, with no filter




And Helene in 

Which I can't find the video or the song of

Mfumu Vata #5 on: May 07, 2023, 01:06

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Belgium was really strict, religious and conversative during the colonization. Which made Congolese politicians adopting the conversative side. Altough Mobutu putting emancipation for women forward in the first years of his regime. It was seen as bad when women would wear jeans and small skirts and also forbidden for them to do that. Hence why in old pictures of you would see free-women wearing maputa in nightclubs. Its only from April 1990 that it changed. But in the first years when women would walk with small skirts in the streets, people would sometimes follow them and screaming "aboma luambo".

Also with music they were strict. Back then politicians would censor everything that they saw in their eyes that they saw as immoral for the population.That is the reason why it was rare to see artists seeing about sex and when doing that using other words to sing about it indirectly. But the songs then still being seen as explict and most of Congolese people also not really liking it. However with the new generation its start getting normal and all songs only being about that.


An example about Zaire's censorship back in the day. Songs that today are seen as normal would back in the days getting censored. In the early 1970s Franco sung a duet with Youlou Mabiala about infidelity. Singing how a married man and married women were meeting each other to have a secret affair, them agreeing to argue alot with each other on streets to make people not suspect them. The song was seen as immoral and was censored. The same for a song in the same period. About Franco and Sam Mangwana singing about a desprerate woman that would like to marry a dog. I forgot the title of both songs.
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Bigbang10 #6 on: May 07, 2023, 15:56

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Wow, Rebo been reckless lately, for peoole who don't understand Lingala this title is a word play on Mataku which means (B*lls) in Lingala Na yo (Which means Yours) and the word Mata (Go Up) Kuna (There) Yo (You) so to an untrained eye it seems You, Go up there, but if you read it in a different way it means Yoir b*less. How this even pass the censure commission?

I don't know if you are pro censorship or against it
but how can a country go by DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO but yet there's nothing democratic about the system and they have implemented laws that forbid people from having free thoughts, expression, ideals?

Mobutu was a Tyrant and so he imposed laws that restricted Congolese Artist, Media from question his rule and censored Artist from freely expressing themselves truly in songs

You say Congolese people are fed up with sexyal titles on the songs, it really doesn't add any value. but let's be honest here majority of Congolese people are close minded on a lot of things,

who's they to decided what's valuable and what isn't, the Artists get to decide that for themselves and they're fans

Sydo #7 on: May 09, 2023, 10:59

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Belgium was really strict, religious and conversative during the colonization. Which made Congolese politicians adopting the conversative side. Altough Mobutu putting emancipation for women forward in the first years of his regime. It was seen as bad when women would wear jeans and small skirts and also forbidden for them to do that. Hence why in old pictures of you would see free-women wearing maputa in nightclubs. Its only from April 1990 that it changed. But in the first years when women would walk with small skirts in the streets, people would sometimes follow them and screaming "aboma luambo".

Also with music they were strict. Back then politicians would censor everything that they saw in their eyes that they saw as immoral for the population.That is the reason why it was rare to see artists seeing about sex and when doing that using other words to sing about it indirectly. But the songs then still being seen as explict and most of Congolese people also not really liking it. However with the new generation its start getting normal and all songs only being about that.


An example about Zaire's censorship back in the day. Songs that today are seen as normal would back in the days getting censored. In the early 1970s Franco sung a duet with Youlou Mabiala about infidelity. Singing how a married man and married women were meeting each other to have a secret affair, them agreeing to argue alot with each other on streets to make people not suspect them. The song was seen as immoral and was censored. The same for a song in the same period. About Franco and Sam Mangwana singing about a desprerate woman that would like to marry a dog. I forgot the title of both songs.

The song with Sam Mangwana is Nakobala Mbwa, which was recorded three times, here’s the 2nd version (uncensored; listen chorus at 4:23):


3rd version (censored, re-recorded; dog reference removed, listen 4:12):

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