Author Topic: WENGE EL PARIS - "JUNIOR" OR THE REMIX "WEBELO RANGO"?  (Read 436 times)

Matebu on: January 11, 2018, 21:11

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I feel like we had a thread on this in the past, but I couldn't find it. I remember Saddam Kongulu had a policy that all songs dedicated to him had to be the best on the album, or there would be consequences. Like blocking releases.

Junior had a much better sound from that South African studio they recorded at, but you can tell they had more fun with Wabelo Rango, as it wasn't a forced dedication. Both top notch


masatomo #1 on: January 11, 2018, 22:03

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Wow Saddam what a asshole. Was it the reason why their 1995 album was never released ? Or was it because of JB and Werra ?

mvulusi96 #2 on: January 12, 2018, 03:18

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Wow Saddam what a asshole. Was it the reason why their 1995 album was never released ? Or was it because of JB and Werra ?

No, the reason was that Saddam turned against them after having reconciled with Wenge Musica 4x4. Wenge El Paris was under Saddam's wings, who wanted to finish Wenge Musica 4x4. In 1992 he invited to them to come to Kinshasa and perform at his wedding in Gbadolite. Many members refused (Ricoco, Cesar Loboko, JF Ifonge, Diva La Marquise, etc.), because they didn't have French papers, didn't trust Kongolo Mobutu aka "Saddam Hussein" and were scared to not more return to France if they came in Kinshasa. Aime Buanga who founded "Aile Paris" and Wenge 4x4 refused, because Saddam wanted to use him for a lawsuit against Wenge Musica 4x4, in order to forbid them to use the name Wenge. Only 7 members went to Kinshasa (Marie Paul, Zing Zong, JDT, Depitsho, Collegien, Maradonna & Rento Vena) and they recruited there ex'4x4 members there (Delo Bass, Alain Mwepu, Djolina, Rose, etc.) who were left behind in Kinshasa for the Europe tour of 1992 by Wenge Musica 4x4. They were also joined by old staffmembers of Wenge 4x4 (Jean Belis Mfumu "R.I.P.", Fortis Navuangi "R.I.P., Polesha, etc) who were dissapointed by Wenge Musica, who became big headed and turned their back against the guys who helped them in the beginning. They helped Wenge El Paris to sement a big fanbase in Kinshasa before their arrival, which made the guys of 4x4 angry. They let even Jean Belis arrest for creating El Paris-fanclubs. The tour of Wenge El Paris in Zaire was a huge succes and they returned to Paris. Manda Chante who stayed in Europe joined them. They recorded then an album to reacted against 4x4's Kalayi Boeing. They signed the same year a contract with Saddam's company Yoshad Productions and Saddam in meantime threaten 4x4 members in Kinshasa and even disturbing their concert with soldiers. Because they refused to give Manda's passeport back. Wenge El Paris returned to Kinshasa after that and were giving 4x4 headache. But then they fell out with Saddam and the album they recorded being blocked. Wenge Musica 4x4 had the same problem earlier with the Pleins Feux-album of 1992. They were also not able to return to France. With them being blocked in Kinshasa for years. I don't know what Saddam did say about them to the Europe-embassies, but they even not able to return in Europe in the years that Laurent Desire Kabila "R.I.P." was in power. They were blocked for 7 years in Kinshasa and only returned in december 2000, when they started to lose it in the game.

mvulusi96 #3 on: January 12, 2018, 03:56

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I feel like we had a thread on this in the past, but I couldn't find it. I remember Saddam Kongulu had a policy that all songs dedicated to him had to be the best on the album, or there would be consequences. Like blocking releases.

Junior had a much better sound from that South African studio they recorded at, but you can tell they had more fun with Wabelo Rango, as it wasn't a forced dedication. Both top notch



Wabelo Rango is better. The animation of Wabelo is far better than that of Junior, which done by Manda Chante and Doukoure. Many people weren't happy with the animation of Le Monde Envers, hence why they recruited Patou Bofosa & Bizima Kondos (voted as Palme d'or by ACMCO in 1998). Don't forget that the chorus of Junior was done by 3 singers (Manda, Depitsho & Marie Paul) and that of Wabelo by 8 singers. 

But if we will talk about Silva against Fortis, then will choose Silva above the remix Fortis.