Author Topic: Who's approval is more important to succeed kin's fanbase Or Poto fanbase?  (Read 116 times)

congo-243 on: May 21, 2020, 20:04

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SLK97 #1 on: May 21, 2020, 20:28

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If you're a musician who was born and raised in DRC, you need to make a connection with your homebase audience first since they show more loyalty towards bands and artists and are most likely to help you further your career. It worked for the likes of Franco, Tabu Ley, Papa Wemba, le Clan Wenge etc. Back in the days, having an audience abroad could help you as the connections over there could greatly benefit you not just within Europe, but also back home in Kin. When I say connections, I'm referring to guys like Photo Joel Mbetenge, Damien Dimonekene, Serge Kayembe and so on.

That said, both audiences are as important as each other.

Manzambi94 #2 on: May 22, 2020, 00:04

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I want some answers.

Kin. No successful musician had made it making only Song from Europe the only one is BM but he is not very listened by the Congolese community. Mainly because he himself wants to be known internationally in fact with Rosalina he racked 8,1 milion views (Werra gets 3,4,5 milion when promoted good, Koffi 15 to 18 Fally 18 to 20)



 but no one talks about him in Congolese media outlets outside of that all of the Europe based artists who are Congolese understood tht it is better (and you can get way more richer) by making The music of your counrty of birth (France for Maitre Gims, Niska, Naza&Keblack & Youssoupha or Belgium for Shay and many many others) by including elements or the whole beat of Congolese music addimg some Lingala here and there for example the most successful song from Maitre Gims is sappe commes jamais which is a pure Comgolese song with Hip Hop vibes talking about a Congolese phenomenon like the Sapeur




Then there is Stromae which is not even Congolese but have respect and admiration for Congolese music citing Papa Wemba as his influence. in fact Papaoutai (a Verlain slang which means where are tou dad) is purely a Congolese song mixed with techno, house amd classical element that have a Congolese guitar and became the biggest somg of a Fremch artist for number of views



And so on

On the other side check a guy like Djuna (ex Atalaku of Pepe Kalle) who made a beautiful album like Tonnere De Brest



Not having the positiom of a Werra or.JB when he deserved it


Or Bouleman who made so much Ndombolo music but wasn't taking serious for his French accent





That for saying that if you wanna be successful you have to promote your songs on Kin first and then think on the outside while if you are a Congolese in Europe promoting a song first without not beimg known yet? Good luck.

The only guy who managed to push Congolese music in Europe before Fally comimg from Kin is Awilo Longomba





Karolina was a legendary song who was mixing Lingala amd French that had a huge success in Nigeria and in French communities.

Mfumu Vata #3 on: May 22, 2020, 00:42

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Before Awilo, you had Kanda Bongo Man, Diblo Dibala, Aurlus Mabele (RIP), Dr Sakis, the list is long. But Awilo was already known for being Wemba’s drummer and the son of legend Vicky Longomba.

Bands like Wenge Aile Paris & Academia had succes before arriving in Kinshasa.

In the 60 and 70s you had bands of Congolese students based in Belgium called Los Nickelos and Yeye National who influenced Zaïko (Nyoka Longo and Bimi Ombale) and Koffi Olomide (who cite them until this day in his interviews)

CM PRINCE #4 on: May 22, 2020, 00:51

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Before Awilo, you had Kanda Bongo Man, Diblo Dibala, Aurlus Mabele (RIP), Dr Sakis, the list is long. But Awilo was already known for being Wemba’s drummer and the son of legend Vicky Longomba.

Bands like Wenge Aile Paris & Academia had succes before arriving in Kinshasa.

In the 60 and 70s you had bands of Congolese students based in Belgium called Los Nickelos and Yeye National who influenced Zaïko (Nyoka Longo and Bimi Ombale) and Koffi Olomide (who cite them until this day in his interviews)
You've stated nothing but facts.

Franco Pepe Kalle #5 on: May 22, 2020, 01:39

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It is a interesting debate.

I think it is Poto fanbase. Because it is them who can give more exposure than the Kin fanbase.