Category Archives: TPOK Jazz songs

Candidat na biso Mobutu by Franco (Lyrics and Translation)

This is one of the biggest propaganda songs ever composed by anyone. It was composed by Franco in 1984 for the Zairean Presidential elections. Mobutu was the only candidate and the election election took the format of a “yes” or … Continue reading

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Farceur by Franco (Translation and Lyrics)

This classic song was composed and released by Franco in 1982. It features Franco on lead vocals with a chorus line that includes among others, Ntesa Dalienst Go back to Kenya Music Page

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La Response de Mario (Lyrics and Translation)

The song La Réponse de Mario, released in 1987 was a sequel to the highly popular song Mario from 1985, also by Franco. The original Mario was a song in which the young man Mario is accused of avoiding women … Continue reading

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Lettre à Mr. Le Directeur General (Lyrics and Translation)

Most music fans though Franco and Tabu Ley were bitter enemies. Imagine their surprise when the two embarked on a joint project in 1983 which preduced a number of albums. The songs were produced by a combination of Afrisa and … Continue reading

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Chacun pour soi by Franco (Lyrics and Translation)

1983 was a very productive year for TPOK Jazz. That year, OK Jazz produced 10 albums. Among these was the album Choc Choc Choc featuring Franco, Mavatiku Visi (Michelino) and Josky. In this song Josky provides the chorus line while … Continue reading

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Angela by Ndombe Opetum (Lyrics & Translation)

This song marked Ndombe Opetum’s glorious return to TPOK Jazz. He had joined the band in 1975, then left in 1984 on a sojourn in which he formed a band known as Tiers Monde Cooperation along with Sam Mangwana and … Continue reading

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Cherie Bondowe by Mayaula Mayoni & TPOK Jazz (Lyrics and Translations)

Introduction The song Cherie Bondowe by Mayaula Mayoni was released in 1975. It was highly controversial because it presented the life of a prostitute from her perspective. It was seen to be promoting or at the very least defending prostitution. … Continue reading

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Boma Ngai, na boma yo to bomana by Madilu System & TPOK Jazz (Lyrics and Translation)

This classic song composed by Madilu System was released in 1986. It was his second major hit after he joined TPOK Jazz. His first one was Pesa Position. Madilu had joined TPOK Jazz in the early 1980s and he first … Continue reading

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Bina na Ngai na respect by Dalienst and OK Jazz (translated)

This song is the most famous song composed by Zitani Dalienst Ya Ntesa, known mostly by his sobriquet Dalienst. He joined TPOK Jazz in 1978 and immediately became one of the band’s key performers with his superb vocals. But it … Continue reading

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Paradiso by Madilu System (Translated)

This is a song from Madilu’s 1993 album “Sans Commentaire”. It was his second album after his acrimonious departure from TPOK Jazz Back to Kenya Music Page

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