Dream Trio: Josky Kiambukuta, Koffi Olomide, Madilu System
This post will make OK Jazz fans and Koffi fans not happy but I am doing this anyway and for a good reason.
Listen to this snippet of Josky Kiambukuta, Koffi Olomide, and Madilu System singing together of Koffi's classic song Ngobila which was in 1986. This video was in 1992.
Original version 1986 with Josky Kiambukuta
Check and listen to this 1992 short video version
This is what I call great magic. It is example of beautiful melody between Josky Kiambukuta "Djo Sex", Koffi Olomide "Mopao Mokonzi" and Madilu System "La Grande Ninja". Josky was the great sex symbol with his great songs and his strong imposing voice, Koffi was a boss in his genre and Madilu was a open arrogant man with a powerful voice.
Which is why I am very mad that these three men did not make a song or even a LP together. I mean character wise Koffi Olomide and Madilu System are very similar. They were both arrogant and they believed they are above others. Madilu in particular displayed his arrogance throughout the years. Koffi is just more relaxed about it and he does not show like Madilu did.
Now put these two arrogant men with a more confident yet less arrogant man Josky Kiambukuta, you got magic in my view. In fact opposites attract. Josky and Madilu was a great duo-ship. I mean Josky's relaxing attitude and Madilu's overly shown confidence was what combined to great music. Listen to their 1989 classic CD "Destin" if you have it.
Want my review of Destin LP original. Check it here
Now imagine you add Mopao Mokonzi in the mix of Josky and Madilu musical class, you got something unique. Because Koffi did have a good voice to be the middle range or somewhat high range. Plus Koffi also paired very well with Josky Kiambukuta. If you listen to Koffi's early songs with Josky, you will see that Josky and Koffi duo-ship was pure pleasure.
Now imagine some trio moment where you had a LP where you can bring the Shaba Rhythm of Josky with Tcha-Tcho of Koffi Olomide and then the Mayeno dance of Madilu, now you got a festival. More importantly, their voices would mold into magic. Josky's flexible voice, Koffi's more poetic singing with Madilu's husky voice goes into music that you can enjoy and you can dance to. More importantly, their personalities meld into musical heaven. The chemistry would top notch in my opinion.
If there was one trio ship that should have occurred was Josky Kiambukuta, Koffi Olomide, and Madilu System together in some classic songs like Ngobila.