‘Papa Lolo’ star for Franco fete and a record deal

Mose Fan Fan, composer of the hit song 'Papa Lolo', returns to the country seven months after his last successful tour. PHOTO | COURTESY

What you need to know:

  • Speaking to the Saturday Nation, Fan Fan said Franco’s son, Emongo, who has been mobilising former members of his father’s band for a reunion, had invited him alongside Lutumba for the get-together.
  • From Kinshasa, Mose Fan Fan will come to Nairobi to finalise the production of a new album he is working on at Tabu Osusa’s Ketebul Music Records. “I will work with some Kenyan and Congolese musicians based in Nairobi,” Mosese said.
  • As fans of Franco mark his 27th anniversary on October 12, only two former members of the TPOK Jazz are still  based in Kinshasa — Simaro, Brazzos, Others in Brazzaville and Europe.

Veteran Congolese musician Mose Fan Fan will return to Kenya for  recording and a Franco memorial show. Fan Fan, composer of the hit song Papa Lolo, returns to the country seven months after his last successful tour. The UK-based singer was last here in March for a visit dubbed the ‘Papa Lolo Tour’ before travelling to his homeland, DR Congo.

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