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First is Mama Amy
Second is Requiem

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Congolese Music / Serge Mabiala acoustique
« on: October 08, 2020, 23:08 »
Here is Serge Mabiala acoustique for you

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Someone can do translation. I won't have time since I just came from work.

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Congolese Music / How Koffi Olomide and Bill Clinton are alike?
« on: September 20, 2020, 20:41 »
I have seen Bill Clinton's recent antics. But it is nothing new. It reminds a bit of Koffi Olomide. I am not saying that Bill Clinton and Koffi Olomide are the same exactly but they have common traits among themselves.

1) They both believe that they are the greatest of all times.
Bill Clinton and Koffi Olomide both like to speak as if they are the number one people and no one else can pass them. While most artists believe this, they have a tendency to go overboard sometimes.

2) They both try to minimize their mentors.
Koffi Olomide and Bill Clinton like to act like that they were entirely self-made or they like minimize the roles of their mentors whom help them get their feet going. Koffi's mentor was Papa Wemba and Bill Clinton's mentor was Tutu Callugi. Last year, Bill Clinton implied that Tutu Callugi made no impact on Congolese music. On Koffi's recent interview with Ado, you can notice that Koffi did not really want to speak on Papa Wemba much.

3) They like to create conflicts
Bill Clinton and Koffi Olomide appear to enjoying creating conflicts. With Koffi Olomide, it is with JB Mpiana, Nyoka Longo, Werrason, Papa Wemba, Fally Ipupa, Ferre Gola, and even Pepe Kalle (at least according to Nyoka Longo). With Bill Clinton, it is Ferre Gola, Celeo Scram and Tutu Callugi. Bill Clinton and Koffi Olomide are the ones who probably have the poorest relation with their fellow Conglese music colleagues. They both like doing diss songs at others. Bill Clinton has done songs insulting Werrason while Koffi has attacked Papa Wemba, Nyoka Longo and even Fally Ipupa on his songs.

Agree or disagree?

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Congolese Music / Your TOP Five Quartier Latin Animators
« on: September 11, 2020, 05:07 »
Here is my list of top 5 animators of Quartier Latin

1. CNN
2. Brigade
3. Mboshi
4. Somono
5. Man who animated on Nyataquance.

CNN is the best animator of Quartier Latin because he brought strong animations and he was the one who gave force on his animations. You saw that on Attenant, Force de Frappe and Monde Arabe.

What about your list?

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Franco had become the OKJ leader after Vicky left OKJ in 1960 for Africa Jazz of Grand Kalle. He would be the leader in 1961. However, Vicky decided to return to OKJ in 1963. From there, Franco and Vicky were a force of nature together under the OK Jazz banter. Franco and Vicky would be great when they did their duets together. It was in great harmony. Franco was the second voice singer while Vicky was the first voice singer. Franco and Vicky would hang out and go to events. By this period, Vicky would be vice-president and Franco was president. Franco was younger than Vicky Longomba but thanks to Vicky's departure in 1960, Franco would be the sole leader of OKJ.

Franco and Vicky's relationship would go to a downhill in 1970. Why? According to World Service Fan (a African/Latin Blog), it was Simaro who played a role by bringing back Kwamy. Since Franco allowed Kwamy's return in OKJ, then Vicky would be angry and let to a fallout with Franco and Vicky left officially in 1971 to form a short formed band Lovy du Zaire. Kwamy would leave OKJ around 1972 and 1973 period before he would end his music career with Tabu Ley.

I got the impression that Vicky and Simaro were never friends. They seemed to just learn to tolerate each other for Franco's sake. At the end, Simaro won and his moves would get him to be Vice President of OKJ.

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Koffi Olomide is having another controversy coming towards. Apparently there is one man who claims to be his son. He wants the government to help him get a test to prove that he is the son of Koffi Olomide. He calls himself Antonie Banabo. Here is the videos of him.



Koffi Olomide has responded to him in this video. He says that Banabo should ask his mother. Apparently he mentions Papa Wemba SMH.


Banabo has responded to Koffi.


There is one person who attacked Koffi about this. That is former dancer Nono Ba Diamant. Here is her take


What do you guys think?

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Congolese Music / Franco MASSU (lyrics to English) 1986
« on: June 30, 2020, 01:30 »
Franco's song Massu

I am not perfect with Lingala but I got most it so I will try my best as I can.

Lyrics

Jolie Detta's vocal solo one (repeated)
Massu azalaki kotambola ehh (Massu, she was walking)
Tozalaki na misato na gout (It was three of us with taste)
Toyebanaki na masolo ya mokili (We were known in world's stories)
Tokabwanaki pona nini ehh (Why we separated)

Jolie Detta's harmony with Franco (repeated)
Matongi, eleka biso na mbeka (Slander, It passes us from a sacrifice)

Jolie Detta's vocal solo two (repeated)
Eloko ebomaki kicomrade (Something killing friendship)
Kaka Songi Songi Soki Nazwa ngai moto (Only gossip when myself gets a individual)
Eloko ebomaki kicomrade (Something killing friendship)
Kaka Songi Songi Soki Nazwa ngai moto (Only gossip when myself gets a individual)
Akotuna ngai, apesa ngai nini (She will ask me, what does he give me)
Akotuna ngai, lobi nalambaki nini (She will ask me, what did I cook yesterday)
Akotuna ngai, lobi nalataki nini (She will ask me, what did I wear yesterday)
Akotuna ngai, kolula mobali ya nini (She will ask me, what man will I desire)
Massu, tala kaka moto okotonga (Massu, only look at the person you are connecting which is used in this context of mockery)


Jolie Detta's vocal solo three 
Massu, tozalaki kotambola na yo (Massu, we were walking)
Evandele ngai na makambo (It sits me with problems)
Makambo ezanga moto na makolo (Problems don't lack a person with legs)
Okumisa ngai mwasi ya nganda (You honor me as a bar woman)
Massu, tala kaka moto okotonga (Massu, only look at the person you are connecting which is used in this context of mockery)

Jolie Detta's vocal solo four
Massu, tozalaki kotambola na yo (Massu, we were walking)
Evandele ngai na makambo (It sits me with problems)
Makambo ezanga moto na makolo (Problems don't lack a person with legs)
Okumisa ngai mwasi ya nganda (You honor me as a bar woman)
Massu, tala kaka moto okofinga (Massu, only look at the person you are insulting)

Jolie Detta's vocal solo two (repeated)
Eloko ebomaki kicomrade (Something killing friendship)
Kaka makambo ya motindo eyi (Only problems of the manner coming)
Eloko ebomaki kicomrade (Something killing friendship)
Kaka makambo ya motindo eyi (Only problems of the manner coming)
Otonga moto, otia ngai na kati (You connect a person which is used in this context of mockery, you put me in)
Ofinga moto, otia ngai na kati (You insult someone, you put me in)
Koseka moto, kombo na ngai na kati (To mock someone, my name is in)
Soki batuni yo, opanzi ngai na yo na nganda (If they ask you, you spread yourself from me in a bar)
Massu, tala kaka moto okotonga (Massu, only look at the person you are connecting which is used in this context of mockery)

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Good video but I wish Werrason would not use Autotune. Regardless, it is a good song. Good singers. One of them resembles Ameilia Lias.

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I am in Minnesota where you guys are well aware of the death of George Floyd. This has gone very international. It is not just in the USA but around the world. Fortunately his killer is arrested but his accomplices are still free (SMH). It is indictement on the fact that we are (meaning USA citizens) in nation with so much racism among us and we need to do something.

Let me show some coverage of this tragedy















What do you guys personally think?

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Congolese Music / News: Former QL Atalaku Ocean gone
« on: May 24, 2020, 21:31 »
I got the news on Facebook that former QL animator Ocean has passed on. 2020 is a year of hell without doubt.

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Apart from Koffi's two recent generiques, Koffi has been finished musically since Fally Ipupa left in 2006. Once Fally decided to go on his own, Koffi lost his musical drive.

It was when then Koffi decided to abandon of getting new talent and basically Les Mineurs and elder QL club became simply "toys" for Koffi and they were left in the dumps. Koffi had a great team with Jitrois who came from Wenge Maison Mere of Werrason, Joss Diena, late Babia Ndonga, Suzuki, Montana Komanga, Mputu, Deplick, Rolly Mayemba, Bapince, and many others. But Koffi decided to not use them much or at all. He deleted all of their vocals for the album Bord Ezanga Kombo which in my opinion was Koffi's last solid album as I mentioned previously.
http://congovibes.com/congolese-music/what-was-koffi's-last-good-album-in-your-eyes/

Also, Koffi decided to not do another QL style album where those singers could have shined. As Mfumu Vita had stated, Koffi was too wounded after Fally Ipupa went solo and he had no interest in promoting another big star or big stars. As result, he allowed his then new band to collapse and many would leave.

Comes in another element which was Koffi's lust and addiction to Cindy Le Coeur. It began on Bord Ezanga Kombo, Cindy would get more involved in choirs of the team. It was initially nice and I think it was good to have Koffi and Cindy together. But then afterwards, it became indeed Quartier Cindy as the late Babia Ndonga stated. He was totally right. Almost all the songs from Abracadabra would have Cindy singing the whole chorus or dominating all the lead vocals alongside Koffi with very little assistance from the other QL singers. For example, Suzuki and Babia Ndonga had only solo vocal which was embarrassing and horrible considering how they did a lot for Quartier Latin. Also not promoting people like Deplick, Bapince, Soilel Wanga copycat, Joss Diena, Rolly Mayemba and Jitrois and having them sing good solo vocals on a regular basis is very shameful in my humble opinion.

Now Koffi has shithole band in Quartier Latin with most of the singers are baseless and boring except BB Jitrois which is telling how bad Quartier Latin has been reduced too.

We are waiting to hear the album Legend (if it will ever come out).

But I can say that Koffi has been finished musically for 14 years.

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According to Sebene Total,

Koffi and Papa Wemba are the best duo in Congolese Music?

Agree or Disagree?

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Some time ago, I did a question whether Celeo would have been a better fit in Quartier Latin
http://congovibes.com/congolese-music/heated-question-do-you-think-that-celeo-scram-would-have-fitted-in-ql/msg72727/#msg72727

After listening to Celeo Scram interviews and also listening to Koffi giving Celeo a shoutout in Bord Ezanga Kombo. I give my opinion. I think Celeo Scram would have been a better fit in Quartier Latin.

I am going to give you five reasons

1) He is from Bandal. Actually Koffi Olomide seams to have to more attachment to Bandal to other places. I mean Koffi had a property in Bandal as Rosette Komano once counted.
2) His uncle used to be a bodyguard of Koffi. Since he has family connections, I think Celeo should have tried to be near Koffi. Sankara often implied that Celeo killed his uncle since he was a bodyguard for Koffi.
3) I think Fally Ipupa and Celeo Scram would not have such a big conflict since they would be the same group. I know that they would not be the best friends but they would not be insulting each other like they are right now.
4) A lot of QL members are from the Bandal community like Depitcho, Mamale, Jordan Kusa, Cambodge as Wenge 1995 once mentioned. In fact Jordan Kusa actually likes Celeo a lot. I definitvely that Celeo would be more accepted into QL than he was into Maison Mere.
5) He would be star from day one. Koffi would have pushed Celeo much more and as Wenge 1995, Celeo had confidence and that is one thing that Koffi used to like in his members. Celeo would have given even more creative animations that Koffi would never forget. I mean here, Celeo would really be Celeo. Because Koffi would scream his name much more than Werrason ever did.

Agree or Disagree?

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Damn, JF Ifonge is very angry because a Werrason fan (maman youyou) insulted him and his wife. He goes to say actually that Mosaka should be with Werrason not with JB Mpiana and JB must remove him because JB actually has decent people around him. He says that Werrason is the champion of insults. He adds that JB Mpiana, Koffi Olomide and Papa Wemba began to follow Werrason's steps of  insults. He also insisted that he never insulted Mimi Chikeva. JF Ifonge says that Werrason is not a true musician.

But here comes controversy as Alain Mongala said. He said that Wenge Musica would never be successful without JB Mpiana. JF says that it was JB who got Wenge Musica into superstar level when JB was in Bandal to give great force into Wenge Musica. Another controversy that JF Ifonge claims is that JB Mpiana and Werrason were never best friends and when JB's spokesperson Mosaka claims that JB was best friends with Werrason, he is lying. He says Werrason's best friends were Aime Buanga and Didier Masela. He says that JB's best friends were Alain Ngando, Adolphe Dominguez, Blaise Bula, Alain Makaba and Jules Kibens (then he was called Jules Nsimba).

Wow Clan Wenge is one interesting clan.

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