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JF Ifonge is known for attacking Koffi often but this time, he has a softer spot for Koffi. In fact he is sadden by the conflict between him and Didi Stone. He believes that Tutu Roba and one of Koffi's sister are looking to use Koffi to get his stuff if he ends passing on and then they will fight to get his remains.

Madilu System, whether you love or you hate him, you cannot say that Madilu was an ordinary singer. He was an extraordinary singer. 15 years later, his death still leaves a strain on us. As a child, I only wanted to hear Madilu System. His voice was magical to me.
Here is my favorite Madilu song

Zaiko Langa Langa style song. BTW Dindo Yogo sang this song which proves in my opinion that Madilu was musically better for Zaiko. I played this song so many times. Dally Kimoko and Caen Madoka were magical together on Solo and Mi-Solo. Beast mode.

I will add more about Madilu later today.


I have been listening to this song big time. This song should have been where Koffi would be called MOPAO Mokonzi. I mean this song says why he deserves the nickname MOPAO Mokonzi. This song should have been more popular than it was. Koffi Olomide did a great job here. Listen to this song, we know that this song is a classic.

I am starting a series called: Who should have been bigger stars than they are.

This is for everyone to present. It can be an individual dead or alive?

I will start this now on the next post.

Congolese Music / Reddy's new song is good
« on: April 12, 2022, 03:08 »
Listen to Reddy's new album. It looks like Reddy is preparing a new album. This song Jeancy Mayasi is classic. I suspect that Reddy sings in choir with Luciana Demingongo and Djanana.

It has influence from OK Jazz's song Tangawizi which was a Papa Noel song towards the end of the song.


I think Werrason should either kick out Makaba or Sarah Solo because it is clear that these two will never care for one another. SMH

Lately I have been watching this video non stop from the older days of Extra Musica. I love the song also. Cri du Coeur from Oxygene. This song has great harmony with Hermann Ngassaki and Oxygene also. I notice that Roga Roga is at the front. It is clear to me, this was the sign that Roga Roga was coming to dominate like he is now.

I don't why but I have been having dreams of Fally Ipupa and Roga Roga singing together. It sounds so good in my ears. Also recently Roga Roga has been singing Fally's praises. Then not long ago, Fally Ipupa performed as guest in one of Roga Roga's show.

There is chemistry singing wise with these two briefly.
Also recently there was a interview with these two men.

Do you guys that Fally Ipupa and Roga Roga do a duet album. For me, it is a yes. What about you guys?

Congolese Music / Jf Ifonge has a good song with Solange
« on: January 24, 2022, 02:30 »
Jf Ifonge made a good song here with journalist of Soliel TV named Solange. I must admit this song is very good.
I must admit, it is good.

JF Ifonge has not lost his dancing skills. Good job JF.

This song is a classic. I love the vocal solos of Koffi Olomide and Sam Tshintu. I wish Koffi and Sam had harmonized on an additional vocal solos. Their voices would have melded well together.

Paty Mbengani claimed that the Wenge men used to borrow clothes from Defao during his years in Choc Stars. Paty Mbengani was a big fan of Defao.

Congolese Music / Do Akongo worked with Pepe Kalle apparently.
« on: December 06, 2021, 19:54 »
I got a commentator telling me that Do Akongo worked with Pepe Kalle on his 1993 album "Dieu Seul Sait". He said that he was the composer of Pepe Kalle's song Loin Des Yeux

If true, what others songs did he compose and did he play Rhythm Guitar on any Pepe Kalle song on Dieu Seul Sait (God only knows)?

I wonder how Koffi Olomide felt about Do Akongo working with Pepe Kalle?

Congolese Music / Ado interviews Koffi's brother Tutu Roba
« on: October 31, 2021, 01:02 »

Ado talks to Koffi's brother Tutu Roba. He is mentioned in many Koffi songs. Here he is trying to defend his brother.

I am a big fan of Franco and my name comes from my enjoyment of Franco's music but I want to say like every great artist, there are errors. Franco made quite a few ones. One of them was bringing back Kwamy into OK Jazz after Kwamy attacked Franco over money issues on the song Faux Millionaire.

I mean after all, Kwamy decided to sing with Tabu Ley.

Franco responded to Kwamy with two songs. Chicotte and Course au pouvoir.

These songs are brutal towards Kwamy Munsi.

For some reason, Franco decided to bring back Kwamy into OK Jazz after 1968 or 1969. While it was not all bad, Vicky Longomba was very upset and it would lead to Vicky leaving OKJ in 1971 (WorldService report). It was said that Simaro was behind in bringing back Kwamy Munsi because he never liked Vicky Longomba and wanted to be closer to Franco. Remember at the time, Franco and Vicky were the leaders of OKJ with Franco being president and Vicky being vice president.

Franco did manage to make a memorable duet with Kwamy doing a propaganda song for Mobutu Sese Seko

But it was clear that Franco did regret in my view how he brought back Kwamy into OKJ since he lost his close friend Vicky Longomba in spite that Franco did a Africa Jazz takeover into OKJ with Josky, Ntesa, Ndombe, Diatho Lukoki, Djo Mpoyi and Wuta Mayi. The reason I personally believe this is because he decided to replay Course au Pouvoir at Ivory Coast concert in 1980.

At this time, Vicky Longomba left music and became a full time business in the Zairian Music Association. When Vicky Longomba had Lovy du Zaire from 1971 to 1974, he did get us a Franco copycat in Syran Mbenza.
BTW Syran did a tribute to Franco which was done in Soukous and it was Franco if he was a soukous guy full time.

While it is true that Franco went on to be the legend we know today, I think Franco would have been better served if he kept Vicky Longomba for a little longer. Like I said, if Vicky had stayed, I am sure he would have left in 1975 and then Franco have a complete takeover. That is my opinion only.

Some good news for once. Ferre Gola got Bill Clinton and Celeo Scream together for a dinner.

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