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Congolese Music / Problem with Clan Wenge
« on: November 11, 2018, 19:15 »
Problem with Clan Wenge is that many fans want to make their "guy" the saint. Whether we are talking four people
Adolphe Dominguez
Blaise Bula
JB Mpiana

These four especially, people have been trying one of them as he is the saint and the other ones are the devils and that is not true at all. Here is something I wrote some while back and it rings pretty true. It also included Alain Makaba and Didier Masela

Here was back in 2015
Wenge Music was bound to split. JB Mpiana is too arrogant and Werrason was too thuggish to be together for a long time. Adolphe is just a pure clown. Blaise Bula seemed too cold blooded. Alain Makaba was focus on music than fame. Didier Massela is too complicated.

Put these men together, you had a great team but have a pretty messy crew. After the split, you see the great flaws with them. JB Mpiana is so arrogant and he has a tendency to be dismissive. On many of his interviews, you see that kind of behavior with him. With Didier Massela, you can see that he is hard to understand and he has some "mood" problems especially when he speaks about Werrason and JB. In my opinion, Didier Massela resents JB and Werrason very much. During the Wenge reunion, I had a feeling that Massela and Werrason still look at each other as enemies.

I like Werrason and he is a good singer but he is a thug. His body language and his demeanor seem very thuggish to me. Furthermore, look at the behavior of Sankara, it says it all. Werrason seems thuggish and his folks act so like that themselves. He kind of reminds me of 50 Cent. BTW it does look like Werrason is a huge fan of 50 Cent. One interview, you see Werrason wear a shirt showing 50 cent. In many ways, they are similar. They both hold grudges. Werrason resents almost every former musician of his. Think about Ferre Gola, Serge, Baby Ndombe, Brigrade, and just recently Heritier. His behavior is a whole like 50 cent.

Adolphe is a good musician but he is a clown in a sense where very few people take him seriously and they see him a shadow and a phemonen. This is why his band Wenge Tonya Tonya is a joke now and few people have interest in him. I can notice very little about him. That says something. Adolphe's personality is kind of flat. He is not a bad guy but it is also a turnoff. That is my view of Adolphe.

Alain Makaba has always focused on music rather than fame and nonsense. once he got a little fame, he must have angered Werrason. But Makaba always focused on music. Sure he does not have the fame of JB Mpiana and Werrason but he has a solid post-Wenge career.

Blaise Bula is the most cold blooded man out of this messy crew. You can see with Blaise Bula that he is cold and inconsiderate. He does not care what anyone thinks but he seems content with throwing digs. Case in example with his beef with Reddy Amisi. Reading his body language, he is very indifferent and he seems like a snake with a good face. Partially with Bula's education and his other adventures, he has only become more cold blooded. He was always like this during the wenge days but it is much more going in his life today.

Everyone in Clan Wenge has their good and bad. No one is better than the other. Clan Wenge fans need to get that in their stubborn heads.

He looked very ill on the clip.
I would not say that but he did change quite a bit. He was probably stressed out because he had a fallout with Dilu Dilumona and Papy Tex during this time. Dilu and Papy were not happy about Delta Force. I know that. Before his death, he was going to make duo albums with Madilu and Nyboma.

Roga Roga is a very thin skinned man. That is clear with Roga Roga. He holds a lot of grudges towards everyone.

Here is the thing, I think by now, anyone who joins Werrason, needs to know that Werrason is a very quiet but a very rough individual. You can see that with Werrason. Diego Cao, Celeo Scram, Brigade, Jitrois, Heritier, Cappucino, Roi David, Serge Mabiala, Didier Lacoste, Ferre Gola, Bill Clinton and others need to accept that they had their good and bad with Werrason and they need to learn as well as Werra himself to get over their differences and forgive and move on instead of continuing this bullshit we are seeing. Werrason is not the only with issues.

« on: November 11, 2018, 18:26 »
I wonder why Robino Mundibu left Wenge Musica Maison Mere?

I believe Pepe Kalle died before the clips came because at the funeral of Pepe Kalle, he was wearing what he wore on the Mathieu video. It looks the day that he filmed the Mathieu video, he died after the videos were done.

« on: November 11, 2018, 18:17 »
This song is way better than Canne à sucre. I can say that. I like this song.

« on: October 09, 2018, 04:35 »
Sankara must be bored it looks like. I don't think Sankara is gay at all. He just likes to sometimes act like a woman on television. I mean for goodness sake, here in my country USA, lesbians are adored to death. I just think that we need to learn how to deal with LGBT issue around the world. I don't think it is as strong in DRC as it is in my country USA.

Who is Kija Brown. This is the first time that I have heard of his name.

Congolese Music / Re: R.I.P Dodo Munoko ex Afrisa nd Zaiko LL
« on: October 09, 2018, 04:25 »
Are you serious. Oh my god. This is so sad. He sang with Zaiko Langa Langa in California just a few weeks ago.

His voice could be heard here.

He was a guest at Nyboma and Pepe Kalle concert. He sang lead of Nyboma's Likambo. So sad.
At 20:00 to 32:00, you will hear Dodo's sweet lead vocals.

Congolese Music / Re: Chronilogical Order of group formations
« on: October 09, 2018, 04:16 »
@J Silu
With Pepe Kalle, Empire Bakuba was actually founded in 1973. But Pepe Kalle had a band called Africa Choc which was formed in 1968 or 1970 after he was a member of Papa Noel's La Bamboula which he supposedly sang alongside with Madilu, Bozi Boziana, Aime Kiwakana, and Papy Tex according to Madilu himself in a 1999 interview. Then in 1971 or 1972, he created Les Bakuba then in 1973, he changed it to Empire Bakuba with Dilu Dilumona and Papy Tex. Madilu claims to be a member of Les Bakuba but never heard his voice on any Les Bakuba records (I heard he sang on Nzele of Les Bakuba). That is how Pepe Kalle began. He was a guest man for Orchestre Veve, Bella Bella of Soki Vangu and Lipua Lipua of Nyboma (before Nyboma created Les Kamale).


You are right. It would be a great idea but the problem is with Werrason. Werrason is a very sensitive man and I don't think he has forgiven the likes of Ferre Gola, Heritier, Bill Clinton, Celeo Scram, and etc. Also he is not very close with Didier Masela (they still hold strong grudges against eachothter).

You could have a project between JB Mpiana, Adolphe Dominguez and Werrason together as a trio if their camps can put aside their differences (very unlikely but plausible).

I say this because the only Wenge people that Werrason seems to have the least issues with are JB Mpiana and Adolphe Dominguez. But you never know the future.

It is a factor of things.

It is because our western countries blocking any efforts of really giving a chance of foreign music such as Congolese music to get exposure because they want to make sure that "White" artists get more recognition. Also like you said, the country is a mess with no government and no culture that has respectability. With that, comes many Congolese artists who are so desperate to look more "marketable" such as Fabregas, Fally Ipupa and some others. Ferre Gola is the only one who at least tries to maintain some originality of Congolese music.

Finally, we live in a period that music does not have too much importance. Many Congolese are more interested in controversies and stupidities rather than genuine music which poses a big time. It is not unique to Congo. It is also true in my country USA, Canada, Russia, Colombia, Mexico and others.

I notice the young Sam Tshintu who did not sing a note until 1997's Ultimatum album.

Best members in my view

Do Akongo (nephew of Dizzy Mandjeku)
Lebou Kabuya
Beniko Popolipo Makiadi
Fally Ipupa
Felly Tyson
Eric Tutsi
Deo Brando
Montana Kamenga
Lola Muana
Sam Tshintu
and some others

I would love a album where we could hear Fally Ipupa and Koffi Olomide sing alongside Suzuki. It would be nice to hear those three together. It would create something special.

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