Friday, June 9, 2017

How some Congo Brazzaville elite are exploited by DRC Musicians

Since most successful Congo Brazzaville men and even women like’s praise, Congolese musicians sing their praise in their songs. It explains why musicians from the DRC have discovered a market niche in Brazzaville. Before recording any new track in Kinshasa, DRC musicians simply cross the River Congo and start knocking at the doors of each Brazzaville elite, who naturally, mutually hates each other and start looking for money. It is the highest bidder’s names that will be song in the record that will be released. It also explains why most Congolese musicians from the DRC, who were famous on the continent before the Nigerians came and stole their top spot, usually make profit for their records even before they are released on the market. Hence DRC musicians such as Koffi Olumide, Fally Ipupa and Fere Gola have made a kill by specializing in singing the praise of President Denis Sassou Nguesso, Claudia Sassou, and the Lord Mayor of the Brazzaville Greater City Council and other dignitaries of the regime. 

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