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She said that Gode left Koffi because of Fifi. But they reconciled at that some point, because she later received songs from Koffi and even had a child called Rocky and ended up by returing to Kinshasa and to live at Montfleury when the was house finished. In their last years singers of Quartier Latin would often sing her name as "maman Rocky". But later ending up by leaving because of Koffi beating her often.

I remember also Rossette Kamono saying that they were locked up at his house in Paris, because of Koffi going to Switserland with Gode (but Ado then blocking the sound when Rosette named her) and Koffi beating Fifi saying that she's just his sidechick (according Rosette it was because of jealousy when hearing that Fifi's dream was to become a pornstar and record pornvideos like them).

The story the way Fifi moved in at Koffi's house in Bandal, is almost the same like that of Claudine AC Milan. But Claudine ended up by leaving Montfleury and Gode still being with Koffi but also leaving not long after that.

Champion is a drummer that's able to play a like kind of music (Zouk, Rock, Traditional music, etc.). He hits all drum pieces and often likes to do demonstrations. In his last interview he said that the drummer of Kassav inspired him alot. I wasn't surprised when he said that, because I was wondering it already myself and I think that I already talked about it in the past on this forum, by posting videos of the way Champion drummed the moment Martin Sinnock presented Koffi at Licoln Center and in the first seconds of the intro female dancers danced at Koffi's Olympia

But I found it strange that he didn't name one of the Viva drummers or Titina Al Capone, because he used many of their paritions.

Most drummers during the early 90s were limited. Many were following the style of late Meridjo Belobi "Machini ya Kauka" which only focussed on the snare drum. Meridjo is the one who introduced the Cavacha/Machini ya Kauka drumming style in Congolese music which everybody plays until this day, because before that everyone was just drumming the Soum-Djoum style of our first drummer Seskain Molenga (I feel that people dont give him enough credit for it and giving it all to his former boss Tabu Ley Rochereau). However, he had also many drummers who were using all drum-pieces such as Djudju-chet Luvengoka, Richacha Balengola, Awilo Longomba, Otis Edjudju and other that I forgot. Titina Al Capone was the of the new generation and because of him, it kind made of a rebirth because many drummers started then to follow his style which was using hihat often, doing demostrations with the toms coming with multiple partitions (changement de frequences).

Socoda is a Congolese  association collecting payments of artists’ rights and distributing the rights to the songwriters, composers and music publishers.

Singers of bands dont get paid, because the majority isn't affiliated. Those who are affiliated are mostly bandleaders and when the day of payment arrives. People working at Socoda just check the faces and pay them based on the way they like the artists. If you often attack them on television you will receive peannuts or and sometimes alot in order to let them shut your mounth, like they did with Reddy Amisi who used to come every week on the television to complain that they weren't writing on the letter for which songs/album they were getting money like SACEM and SABAM and when Verckys came to replace Blaise Bula, he wasn't complaining anymore while it was still the same system. Sometimes it also happen that they give chicken, oil, makayabu and bags with fufu to artists lol

Fally isn't a member of Socoda. If you would be, I would doubt that he would receive it, because at SACEM Koffi is credited as songwriter of all his songs (despite that they wrote something different on the credits those groupalbums). A few years ago, Actu de Net made a video about bandleaders (Koffi Olomidé and JB Mpiana) crediting all songs of group-album to their names which created a scandal. But Werrason the only one to not do that, maybe it had something to do with the contract he had with JPS, where he signed that he gave all his rights of his albums recorded at the label JPS Production to Jean Pierre Saah. One of the reasons why Serge Muloso (original songwriter of Vita-Imana) couldn't get the rights for the song Vita Imana after suing Ferre and writing letters to SACEM.

Congolese Music / Re: REVIEW OF BALLE DE MATCH
« Last post by Longbluesquid on January 27, 2023, 17:12 »
Name is Alain Mabanckou a French Congolese professor at UCLA in the USA. He is well known and respected by thousands…..

His TikTok is cool. I wish I knew French and Lingala.
Congolese Music / Re: Apparently Mustapha Gianfranco passed away
« Last post by CM PRINCE on January 27, 2023, 15:59 »
What made Mustapha get into issues he had the last years ? Because when he came in Paris all girls were running behind him and according to former musicians of QL, he first didnt used to drink or smoke.
Sadly I don’t think we’ll ever know because even before no one ever explained why he left Quartier Latin so suddenly. Unless with typical Congolese interviews someone will come forward and spill secrets. His downfall is probably one of the most brutal I’ve seen in Congolese music because of the natural talent he had, even Babia’s and Adjani’s downfalls were nowhere near as bad as this, because Mustapha completely lost his voice and wasnt normal anymore and he wasn’t even making sense. Ahhh this makes me too sad, I was a fan of his.
Congolese Music / Re: Apparently Mustapha Gianfranco passed away
« Last post by CM PRINCE on January 27, 2023, 15:55 »
ahhhh mustapha mawa trop vraiment had everything almost to become a proper star,may he rest in peace
I’ve always said Mustapha will always be one of the biggest what ifs in that generation, he had the looks, voice, style and just needed a bit better dancing skills to be THAT GUY. He could’ve easily been Fally’s rival in the group, and was a perfect replacement for Babia, because Quartier latin suffered big time in the chorus section after he left. I wish he stayed in the group longer he left too early, it was a waste for him to go to Academia even though he had fantastic vocals in Viagra, just imagine if he participated in Effrakata.

Exactly,i was thinking about the solos of bercy when i said almost everything it showed that he was not a natural dancer,if he had it he really would have the full package
its really a shame that all went downhill for so long
his story reminds me of late cameroonian footballer modeste mbami who also died of heart attack weeks ago,could have reached the absolute top in clubs after getting a taste of it in psg then unfortunately kept going down and down and died isolated without most of his friends and even his wife
He improved with his dancing when he joined Academia, he was decent following the choreography. I wonder if his ex colleagues will acknowledge him because apparently very few of them didn’t see him anymore because he completely disappeared from the radar, even Depitcho who was close to him in Latino said in an interview during the pandemic that if Mustapha is watching to get in contact with him because it has been so long since he heard from him.
« Last post by Manzambi94 on January 27, 2023, 15:42 »

and politely sends warning about what is happening of late

Three clowns: Cindy, Aaliyah and Koffi
« Last post by archos on January 27, 2023, 12:53 »

and politely sends warning about what is happening of late
Congolese Music / Re: Ferre’s group cooking up some nice sebene
« Last post by Manzambi94 on January 27, 2023, 10:04 »
That bassist is real good.

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Palzuriaaaaaaa, Le Padreeeeeee, Nikaboroninaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Napoli, man this is what I am talking bout great sebene Mama eeeee
Congolese Music / Ferre’s group cooking up some nice sebene
« Last post by Jdog on January 27, 2023, 09:53 »
That bassist is real good.
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