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.
Translation of Massu
|See the Translation of Layile here|
|Franco and TPOK Jazz Page|
20 thoughts on “Massu by Jolie Detta and TPOK Jazz (Lyrics and Translation)”
I love your work, keep the good work.
Jolie Detta, i wish i was bron in 70s. That i could be hanging around with her.
@Mario don’t blame yourself cause no chooses where to be borne from, but she did great work indeed.
Jolie Detta – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RS6KFX5UzuU
Wow am so much in love with her voice. Indeed rhumba is life. Love the good work you are doing guys. Thumbs
This is pretty excellent work. Keep up, guys!
I love this remember it from my youth days
excellent work Jollie.
Detta live long this song will always be fresh in my mind
Nice lyrics and nice song by jullie
in the early90s, every sunday my Dad used to play these types of Songs while drinkin at home. I vividly remember jolie’s voice.
Excellent translation of voice pleasingly smooth and musical to hear…nalingi
@Mario don’t blame yourself cause no one chooses where to be borne from, but she did great work indeed.
Thank you for the wonderful work. The legend will be smiling because of your work, wherever he may be. You keep his flames alive.
This song has been playing in my mind since the first time I heard it. Nice work
Great composition by Franco Makiadi Band T.P.O.K.! Songs from the Pot of Golds that were hits in 1980s! Jolie Detta was very gorgeous Song Bird
This song is heavenly ♥️♥️♥️
Can’t express how happy I am, thnak you Kenyan page, Long live Rhumba, non can be compared to you.
My all time favorite, amazing composition with angelic voices.