Massu by Jolie Detta and TPOK Jazz (Lyrics and Translation)

Introduction Massu and Jolie Detta

In 1986, Franco for the first time ever made a recording with a female artiste. Her name was Jolie Detta, a daughter of a Greek father and Zairean mother. The tall and breathtakingly gorgeous Detta was relatively unknown up to this point. She had previously sung with CHOC stars.

Detta performed two songs on this album namely Massu and Layile, both composed by Franco. The album catapulted Detta to instant fame. In 1986 she accompanied Franco on a tour of Kenya where she performed to the delight of Kenyan fans for whom Massu and Layile were huge hits. She would later leave to join Anti Choc where she sung duets with Bozi Boziana.

Song Video

Translation of Massu



See the Translation of Layile here
Franco and TPOK Jazz Page
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12 Responses to Massu by Jolie Detta and TPOK Jazz (Lyrics and Translation)

  1. Okombo says:

    I love your work, keep the good work.

  2. Mário Shakur says:

    Jolie Detta, i wish i was bron in 70s. That i could be hanging around with her.

  3. Bol Nyaluo says:

    LOVELY !!!

  4. paul waliaula says:

    Wow am so much in love with her voice. Indeed rhumba is life. Love the good work you are doing guys. Thumbs

  5. Athanas Koinange says:

    This is pretty excellent work. Keep up, guys!

  6. bube says:

    I love this remember it from my youth days

  7. omambia says:

    excellent work Jollie.

  8. Isiagi says:

    Detta live long this song will always be fresh in my mind

  9. Amos says:

    Nice lyrics and nice song by jullie

  10. allan atulo says:

    in the early90s, every sunday my Dad used to play these types of Songs while drinkin at home. I vividly remember jolie’s voice.

  11. Ignatius Barasa says:

    Excellent translation of voice pleasingly smooth and musical to hear…nalingi

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