๐— ๐—”๐——๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—จ ๐—ฆ๐—ฌ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—˜๐—  [The Great Ninja]

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He was born 28th May 1952 as ๐—๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐——๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜‚ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ in Lรฉopoldville (Currently Kinshasa), the capital City of Belgian Congo later Zaire(and now DRC)

๐—˜๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—น๐˜† ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ฒ & ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐— ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜†.

Jean de Dieu Makiese grew up a very active boy. During the 1960s when Jean came of age the city had a vibrant and highly competitive music scene.
In 1969, Jean Makiese joined a Rumba band called ๐Ž๐ซ๐œ๐ก. ๐’๐ข๐ฆ๐›๐š and spend the next few years honing skills in Papa Noelโ€™s band ๐๐š๐ฆ๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐š, ๐…๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐š๐ฅ ๐๐ž ๐Œ๐š๐ช๐ฎ๐ข๐ฌ๐š๐ซ๐ (with Mangwana Sam),ย  a n dย  ย in 1971 he joined ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ด๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—œ๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ถโ€™s band ๐…๐ข๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐š ๐๐จ๐ฉ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐š๐ซ.

๐“๐‡๐„ ๐๐€๐Œ๐„ ๐Œ๐€๐ƒ๐ˆ๐‹๐”
When Fagus Izeidi formed Fiesta Popular in 1971 he recruited Johnny alias ๐—ฃ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜‚, a young guitarist ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜€๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜€, ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐˜‚, ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฎ ๐—ง๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ธ๐—ถ & one of the musicians suggested to him (Fagus) one of his friends, ๐—๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—•๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜‚, a young singer who lived in Kimbanseke.

He had to go and get him by car, in this lost corner of Kinshasa. In order to have him close at hand for rehearsals, Fagus had set up a room for him at his house in Renkin.

 

 

Very quickly, this little one who came out of nowhere became the darling of all the girls in the neighborhood. His first love as a musician of Fiesta Populaire, in this so-called โ€œlightsโ€ district that was Matonge, was Bibi, Fagu’s neighborโ€™s daughter.

Fagus wanted to find a stage name for ๐‰๐ž๐š๐ง ๐๐ข๐š๐ฅ๐ฎ. James Brown was at the top of all the charts. As his name was ๐—๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป, he had offered to transform him into ๐—๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜€. Fagus had also added a pseudonym that he had found in the dictionary: ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ต๐—ถ which means great magician in India.
So he was going to be called ๐—๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ต๐—ถ. But Jean was not satisfied. Wanting to create another, he added to Madhi, the last syllable โ€œ๐—น๐˜‚โ€ of his own name. But Jean not being the champion of spelling, wrote Madhi without the letter โ€œ๐—ตโ€, which gave ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ถ, to which he added the syllable โ€œ๐—น๐˜‚โ€. He had just created one of the big names in Congolese song: ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—น๐˜‚, the future โ€œ๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ก๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ท๐—ฎโ€

 

 

๐Œ๐š๐๐ข๐ฅ๐ฎ ๐–๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐Ž๐ซ๐œ๐ก. ๐Œ๐€๐˜๐Ž๐๐ˆ (1973 โ€“ 1976)

 

 

In 1973, the n e w l yย  ย c h r istened โ€œBialuโ€ under President Mobutuโ€™s โ€œauthenticitรฉโ€ programme, Madilu alongside ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฎ ๐—ง๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ธ๐—ถ & ๐—ฃ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€ left ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฟ of Fagus and formed the band ๐๐€๐Š๐”๐๐€ ๐Œ๐€๐˜๐Ž๐๐ˆ.
โ€œMayopiโ€ is a nonsense word derived from the first two letters of each of their names. Though never exactly major players, they scored a significant hit with the song โ€œ๐‘ท๐’‚๐’Ž๐’ƒ๐’‚-๐‘ท๐’‚๐’Ž๐’ƒ๐’‚โ€ in 1976.

๐Œ๐š๐๐ข๐ฅ๐ฎ ๐–๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐Ž๐ซ๐œ๐ก. ๐๐š๐ฆ๐›๐š ๐๐š๐ฆ๐›๐š
(This part many will not tell you)

In 1976, Bialu left Bakuba Mayopi, forming his own group with ๐—ฆ๐—ผ๐—ธ๐—ถ ๐—ฉ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜‚ which they called ๐Ž๐ซ๐œ๐ก. ๐๐š๐ฆ๐›๐š ๐๐š๐ฆ๐›๐š. However, they met with no success in two years and Bialu had to leave to join ๐€๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐š of ๐—ง๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐˜‚ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐˜† in 1978 where he spend the last two years of the 1970s.

๐ˆ๐ง ๐€๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐š (1978 -1980)

In 1978 Madilu joined Africa and he had a very low-career point in Leyโ€™s team for the two years he was with Ley. And this led to his betrayal by his master at Ndjili Airport.

๐๐ž๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ฒ๐š๐ฅ ๐๐ฒ ๐‡๐ข๐ฌ ๐Œ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐“๐š๐›๐ฎ ๐‹๐ž๐ฒ
Tabu Leyโ€™s Afrisa band was invited for a concert in Europe in 1980. At this time, Madilu System was his singer but struggling in Leyโ€™s shadow. Madilu was to show up at Ndjili airport the next day so they travel together. Madilu did not sleep a wink. It was going to be his first time to go to Europe. He arrived at Ndjili and waited for Ley. He waited long and hard. The flight they were to board was closing the gates and Madilu still did not see his boss. Madilu watched the aircraft ascend to the air leaving him behind. Rochereau had lied, tricked him,ย  and left him destitute๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

 

 

๐Œ๐š๐๐ข๐ฅ๐ฎโ€™๐ฌ ๐‹๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž & ๐‹๐ž๐ ๐š๐œ๐ฒ ๐ˆ๐ง ๐“๐ ๐Ž๐Š ๐‰๐š๐ณ๐ณ (๐‹๐ˆ๐†๐‡๐“ ๐ˆ๐ ๐‡๐ˆ๐’ ๐๐€๐“๐‡๐’ ๐„๐Œ๐„๐‘๐†๐„)

 

 

After his unceremonious departure from Tabu Leyโ€™s Afrisa, Madilu System joined TPOK Jazz in April 1980. This happened after he was introduced to Franco by Ntesa Dalienst who at the time was a stalwart singer and composer in TPOK Jazz.
For the first three years in TPOK Jazz, Madilu was virtually unknown. He played an insignificant role within the band, appearing mostly as a backup singer in concerts. His voice was not heard on any TPOK Jazz songs between 1980 to 1983. In Madiluโ€™s own words, Franco never respected him and never rated him highly as a singer.
But all this would change dramatically in 1983. Franco would compose a song called โ€œNonโ€. It was a highly controversial song in which Franco yet again sought to blame women for a myriad of problems that occur in marriages. Franco had been critical of women in the past but this song went as far as being mean spirited.
Five years earlier, Franco had landed in hot soup with the authorities when he sung two controversial songs named โ€œHeleneโ€ and โ€œJackyโ€. The songs criticized two women, going into graphic detail about their lack of hygiene. The then Attorney General jailed Franco and all the musicians who had sung the two songs at the notorious Makala prison.
As a result, when it was time to sing โ€œNonโ€, many musicians were reluctant to participate in the song for fear of running afoul of the law and ending up at Makala prison again. In particular, Franco wanted Josky Kiambukuta or Ntesa Dalienst to be the lead singer on the song. Both declined.
Madilu says that while on tour in Europe, he met Franco in the corridors of the hotel where they were staying. Franco informed Madilu that he was working on a new song called โ€œNonโ€ and was looking for a singer to perform the lead vocals.
He then asked Madilu to go upstairs with him for an impromptu recording session. Madilu sung the written lyrics into a cassette tape. When Franco replayed the tape, he was thoroughly impressed with Madiluโ€™s vocal skills. He wondered how such a vocal talent had been in his band for three years and he did not know it. Francoโ€™s wife, Annie Mbule who was also in the hotel wondered how Madilu, whom Franco always claimed could not sing, had suddenly developed a marvelous singing voice.

๐€๐Ÿ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐…๐ซ๐š๐ง๐œ๐จโ€™๐ฌ ๐ƒ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ก & ๐…๐ข๐ง๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐’๐จ๐ฅ๐จ ๐‚๐š๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ซ
Francoโ€™s death in 1989 โ€“ most probably thought be from an Aids-related condition โ€“ was a body blow from which TPOK Jazz never recovered, although they continued to perform to considerable acclaim, appearing in London the same year. Under pressure from Francoโ€™s family to relinquish the name, the poet Simaro formed Bana OK (โ€œChildren of OK Jazzโ€) in Kinshasa at the start of 1994, taking most members of TPOK Jazz with him โ€“ except Madilu System, who resolved to start a solo career.

Basing himself in Geneva, (he had married a Swiss woman in 1985 under controversial circumstances) Madilu System divided his time between there, Paris and Kinshasa, working mostly with expatriot Congolese musicians to perpetuate Francoโ€™s classic โ€œodembaโ€ style of rumba on a series of solo albums, backed variously by the bands Multi-Systรจme, OK Systรจme and Tout Puissant Systรจme. These began in 1994 with the zouk-flavoured Sans Commentaire. Subsequent solo releases included Album โ€™95 (1995), Lโ€™eau (1999), Pouvoir (2000), Tenant du Titre (2003), Bonheur (2004) and most recently Le Bonne Humeur (2007).

 

 

During this solo phase, he collaborated on albums with other Congolese musicians, including former Choc Starsโ€™ singer Debaba Mbaki, Nyboma (of Kรฉkรฉlรฉ), Benz-Petrole, Ndombe Opetum, Lokassa ya Mbongo, Rigo Star and Josky. He also occasionally participated in Dizzy Mandjekuโ€™s long-running homage project Odemba OK Jazz All Stars, although commitments in Kinshasa meant he was unable to make their UK dรฉbut in May this year.

In 2006, he recorded a reprise of โ€œMarioโ€ on the album Ketukuba by the Afro-salsa supergroup Africando.

๐ƒ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ก
Legendary Congolese singer Madilu System passed away at age 57 on Saturday, August 11, 2007 in Kinshasa leaving behind four known children. He was among the kingpins of the legendary TP OK Jazz band of the late Franco Luambo Makiadi in the 1980โ€™s. And at the time of his death, was in the process of making another album with the producer Ibrahima Sylla.

๐Œ๐š๐ฒ ๐‡๐ข๐ฌ ๐’๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ ๐‘๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ˆ๐ง ๐„๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐๐ž๐š๐œ๐ž

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