Author Topic: The bigger legends between Koffi, Werra, Wemba, JB  (Read 766 times)

Congolitude #30 on: April 01, 2020, 09:24

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 826
  • Karma: +3/-0
    • View Profile
No doubt Ndugu, This is the order for East Africa. I think JB is a fool, He never tried to capture East Africa. He would have easily captured EA during Ndombolo era. Werra also lost the golden opportunity during Solo la Bien era, the guy couldn't learn English. Fally will take over the leadership of EA from Koffi because the guy is always trying to connect with his followers, not like his brother who behaves like a robot whenever he comes to EA.

I would not spend sleepless nights on the East African market with the exception probably of Tanzania which if I was an artist I would go for...

And Kenya...
« Last Edit: April 01, 2020, 11:23 by Congolitude »

Ken Bilele #31 on: April 01, 2020, 10:02

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1307
  • Karma: +5/-1
    • View Profile
No doubt Ndugu, This is the order for East Africa. I think JB is a fool, He never tried to capture East Africa. He would have easily captured EA during Ndombolo era. Werra also lost the golden opportunity during Solo la Bien era, the guy couldn't learn English. Fally will take over the leadership of EA from Koffi because the guy is always trying to connect with his followers, not like his brother who behaves like a robot whenever he comes to EA.

I would not spend sleepless nights on the East African market with the exception probably of Tanzania which if I was an artist I would go for...

Lol Why Omwami?

shamala #32 on: April 01, 2020, 17:25

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3666
  • Karma: +5/-3
    • View Profile
No doubt Ndugu, This is the order for East Africa. I think JB is a fool, He never tried to capture East Africa. He would have easily captured EA during Ndombolo era. Werra also lost the golden opportunity during Solo la Bien era, the guy couldn't learn English. Fally will take over the leadership of EA from Koffi because the guy is always trying to connect with his followers, not like his brother who behaves like a robot whenever he comes to EA.

I would not spend sleepless nights on the East African market with the exception probably of Tanzania which if I was an artist I would go for...

Lol, Why Omwami?

East Africa and especially Kenya there is no money to make. Consider the concerts that have happened , most artists barely recoup their expenses. We don't have proper fans who can "carry" their favorite artists. In Kenya, the only one who comes close is the COTU secretary general Francis Atwoli
PORTE-PAROLE NON OFFICIEL DE JB MPIANA ET WENGE BCBG.

congo-243 #33 on: April 01, 2020, 17:43

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 396
  • Karma: +1/-1
    • View Profile
Koffi Olomide (not for Congo only Africa)

1) Salif Keita
2) Koffi Olomide
3) Yousou
4) Hugh Masekela

Eh, my bro. Don't get carried away.... by global album sales for the biggest legends still alive (over 20 year career for each) it's more:

1) Yossou N'Dour
2) Salif Keita
3) Baaba Mal
4) Alpha Blondy
5) Mory Kante
6) Tiken Jah Fakoly
7) Oumou Sangare


Koffi and Wemba may or many not be in the 8-10 ranking by total sales, but those guys listed above have millions upon millions of a multi-national following.

Masekela (RIP) is obviously one of African's greatest legends, but is not top 10. The late Manu Dibango (RIP) is a comparable jazz legend
Wow this list is eye opening to me our "stars" aren't actually stars like they proclaim because those artist you listed have impressive accolades

Angelique Kidjo is also on this top 10 list. She’s a multiple Grammy winner and has performed some of the greatest soundtracks for huge movies. A few other of the artists mentioned have also won Grammy’s
Wow it doesn't get more impressive than that. Too bad our artist will never reach that level.

Kizito #34 on: April 01, 2020, 20:05

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 32
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
No doubt Ndugu, This is the order for East Africa. I think JB is a fool, He never tried to capture East Africa. He would have easily captured EA during Ndombolo era. Werra also lost the golden opportunity during Solo la Bien era, the guy couldn't learn English. Fally will take over the leadership of EA from Koffi because the guy is always trying to connect with his followers, not like his brother who behaves like a robot whenever he comes to EA.

I would not spend sleepless nights on the East African market with the exception probably of Tanzania which if I was an artist I would go for...

Lol, Why Omwami?

East Africa and especially Kenya there is no money to make. Consider the concerts that have happened , most artists barely recoup their expenses. We don't have proper fans who can "carry" their favorite artists. In Kenya, the only one who comes close is the COTU secretary general Francis Atwoli

That is not true, Kofi was here in Tanzania last month, the entrance fee was 50 USD and the show was sold out 2 days before the show.

Jeffrey Sirjeza Sibanda #35 on: April 01, 2020, 23:57

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 177
  • Karma: +0/-1
    • View Profile
Grammy awards are United States awards lets not forget that....... Those guys (Americans) just want to rule the world and make us believe what they want...... Am not saying they are wrong, am just saying let's have our own way to select our legends which is not American, those guys don't care about Africa, look at what they do in their movies, they take someone from Zimbabwe to act as Congolese general, speaking Zimbabwean language (Seal team 8) Malawian to act as South African (Blended) and he butchered the zulu language......list goes on, My point is, they look at what they like (music that they can't produce)  what they call great is what they like and what they like is what they call best in Africa hence give awards......... Awards are mostly for the influence and impact someone is making on planet........If Americans were in charge of Ballon d'ors Beckham would be owning more than 10 lol.

Jeffrey Sirjeza Sibanda #36 on: Today at 00:01

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 177
  • Karma: +0/-1
    • View Profile
I just realized now that we judge our legends based on what America says about them, Grammys are just American awards and through the influence of media they have made us crazy about them......  If you look at it properly 2e have legends in Africa that never got the Grammy.

BienMat23 #37 on: Today at 01:43

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 5
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
100% American validation is no way to judge an artist from Africa, the respect is nice and appreciated but we cannot hold it so high in importance.

litho #38 on: Today at 03:46

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 20
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Grammy awards are United States awards lets not forget that....... Those guys (Americans) just want to rule the world and make us believe what they want...... Am not saying they are wrong, am just saying let's have our own way to select our legends which is not American, those guys don't care about Africa, look at what they do in their movies, they take someone from Zimbabwe to act as Congolese general, speaking Zimbabwean language (Seal team 8) Malawian to act as South African (Blended) and he butchered the zulu language......list goes on, My point is, they look at what they like (music that they can't produce)  what they call great is what they like and what they like is what they call best in Africa hence give awards......... Awards are mostly for the influence and impact someone is making on planet........If Americans were in charge of Ballon d'ors Beckham would be owning more than 10 lol.

 8)
Nothing to ad