Author Topic: WHO REALLY WON THE WERRA VS JB RIVALRY?  (Read 1036 times)

CM PRINCE on: August 06, 2017, 01:29

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I was having a heated debate with my cousin whilst we were listening to pentagone he believes jb won because he had the early advantage cause most of 4x4 went with him and titanic had better sound quality then intervation Rapide and cause he was able to play in zenith and Olympia first and the fact that he's managed to keep guys around him a long time whilst I believe it was werra that won cause himself adolphe and masela built MM from scratch from solala bien and onwards he had better albums and he has a better international career cause he's won kora awards and is more consistent, thoughts guys?

mvulusi96 #1 on: August 06, 2017, 01:34

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Everybody knows that that Werra won the battle after JB's Bercy with after that JB being more focused on his war with Koffi and him getting more down when he got that 5 years ban in the Schengen area along with his first divorce with Amida. With him going to Kananga with Djo K. and some musicians and getting there the ring of power or something like that by the population
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mvulusi96 #2 on: August 06, 2017, 01:55

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Btw JB's Zenith '99 was not sold out, due to Werrason performing the same day at Villejuif. While Werrason performed in an packed Bercy when JB performed the same day at LSC and he performed 2 days in a row at a packed Zenith in 2002 (called Double Zenith). Werrason performed 5 times (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 & 2003) at Stade des Martyrs, while JB performed there only 3 times (1999 & 2001) and Werrason's crowd at l'Esplanade de Palais du Peuple in 1999 was bigger than that of JB two months before. The thing which killed JB's carreer is the hate from his rivals, who wanted to see him down, tribalisme, politicians entering the game, having a bad management, the 5 years ban in Europe and his private life.

Jdog #3 on: August 06, 2017, 04:55

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I think Werra because he has more international appeal and has always had strong/decent teams which has produced better albums and concerts.
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JV #4 on: August 06, 2017, 08:28

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The easiest answer ever....Werra won. Look around today, who's former musicians are running the congolese music scene?

archos #5 on: August 06, 2017, 08:44

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i never like to give an opinion on that but most of what you guys have said is right but the biggest thing id that they achieved what they wanted when they secretly talked for the first time in 2000,becoming multi millionaires and megastars
this was their absolute target

yes mvuluzi that's when he was made a traditional chief(which by the way turned sour as they threatened him hard because he never ever came back to kananga for over 10 years,they' said they'd punish him as much as they can until he negotiate with the spiritual authorities and comes back to honour them)

masatomo #6 on: August 06, 2017, 12:31

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I never found extract or videos of Werra Stade Des Martyrs in 1998 and 2000 concert. Were they successful ?

Archos did they talked to each other another time during they rivalry ? And I always wanted to know and I am sure that crossed path while BCBG and Maison Mere were on tour in Europe ?

Everybody knows Werra won the rivalry guys  for me JB's career went down from the 5 years ban. I know they reconcilied in public during Madilu's funeral but when did they squashed their beef in private was it before or after Maisha Park ?

archos #7 on: August 06, 2017, 12:55

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they sorted it seriously in private in 2001 towards 2002 from then  they were aware of each other's program and they were always discussing together about how should a wenge reunion happen they should earn wayyy more than the other ones
mampata played a big role in them talking too each other relatively fast after the split
thinking about i guess if they did not make the public reconciliation,they would have tried to counter more seriously the breakthrough of fally and ferre

masatomo #8 on: August 06, 2017, 13:08

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Woow I didn't know they solved their differences that early because there were still fights between Maison Mere and BCBG. Didn't Werra dissed him in Témoignage ?

mvulusi96 #9 on: August 06, 2017, 13:10

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I never found extract or videos of Werra Stade Des Martyrs in 1998 and 2000 concert. Were they successful ?

Archos did they talked to each other another time during they rivalry ? And I always wanted to know and I am sure that crossed path while BCBG and Maison Mere were on tour in Europe ?

Everybody knows Werra won the rivalry guys  for me JB's career went down from the 5 years ban. I know they reconcilied in public during Madilu's funeral but when did they squashed their beef in private was it before or after Maisha Park ?

That of 1998 not, it was before the release of Intervention Rapide.



From 3:26 min

That of 2000 was succes, but not uploaded on YouTube yet. They called it concert de correction, since they were not happy the way JB Mpiana filled Stade des Martyrs with a huge crowd, while their own concert at Stade des Martyrs in 1999 after the Europe-tour was a big flop.



archos #10 on: August 06, 2017, 13:57

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Woow I didn't know they solved their differences that early because there were still fights between Maison Mere and BCBG. Didn't Werra dissed him in Témoignage ?


in all honesty i think werra still then hold some inner grudge,like i said in a previous post,never count on one of our musicians to forget 100 per cent something but then they were also playing the game  basically it ended because jb got fed up of it after the  fikin incident which had left the camp of werra doing polemic almost against a wall for one year or so then they stopped (which is interpreted in a polemic way as jb asking for ceasefire and admitting his defeat which yanki alluded to several times in his recent controversial lives)

SADIKI TIGER #11 on: August 06, 2017, 19:00

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It is no longer healthy to discuss who won. As long as the Principals have burried grudges against each other. We know in our hearts secretely  who carried the Torch of Congolese music in the past decade. Let us discuss how Congolese music return to the top spot once again as we cherished and enjoyed in the past. Africa is losing crafty and rich music generiques to fake and non crafty Western music generiques.
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PCGY KASTELLO #12 on: August 06, 2017, 19:35

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There are no winners and loosers in these kind of mind games. Each artist has a huge number of followers and if you ask them about who is the winner, they will tell you the obvious. So its difficult to say who won and who lost

archos #13 on: August 06, 2017, 19:40

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exactly thats the reason why i tend to think they both won  what they wanted huge money and huge fame

MwanaMokili #14 on: August 07, 2017, 08:58

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exactly thats the reason why i tend to think they both won  what they wanted huge money and huge fame

I agree,
All of them benefitted greatly from the rivalry and public fighting, as it mobilised great crowds and Sales.

In a way the rivalry is normally encouraged by the leaders to ensure they maintain their fans, they create news to remain relevant in the music scene. This is the positive side of the polemic wars.

The negative is when the 'war' is take literally and fans attack other rival fans physically, sometime injuring or even killing in the name of their idol. Most of the time these 'idols' discuss and deliberate the devlopment of the 'war' between them, an doccasionally will comment depending on how it develops. when things threaten to go out of hand, the leaders tehn agree to 'Reconcile; in public and call on their fans to desist from violence blah, blah, blah

The money has been made and on to the next 'war'