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N’Yoka Longo

The lead singer of Zaiko Langa Langa, Nyoka Longo continues to be in the forefront of post-independence Zairian pop music for a lot more than three years. Along with his deep, soulful vocals arranged to the difficult, guitar-based, rumba-meets-rock appear of Zaiko Langa Langa, Longo continues to be an influential push in the music of his homeland. Longo was students when he became a member of with percussionist D.V. Moanda to create Zaiko Langa Langa in 1970. The group’s name was produced from the Zairean manifestation, “Zaire Yä Ba Koko,” which translates in British as “the Zaire of our ancestors.” Previous members from the band, which frequently features a lot more than twenty music artists and dancers, consist of Papa Wemba, Evoloko Jocker, Bozi Boziana, and Pepe Feli. In 1988, the group split into two unique factions. While many members created the short-lived group, Zaiko Langa Langa Familia Dei (CATEGORY OF God), Longo continuing to utilize a revamped lineup.

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