was formed in 1981 by Didier Masela
and Alain Mwanga
The young outfit played modern soukous music inspired by Viva la Musica
Zaiko Langa Langa
. Singers like J.B. M'Piana
and Marie-Paul Kambulu
In the early 1990s, Wenge Musica split between two factions, Wenge Musica BCBG
Wenge Musica Aile Paris
(Paris-wing). At the end of the 1990s, a third Wenge
offshoot, Wenge Musica Maison Mère
was formed, with Werrason as lead singer
after a split up with J.B. M'Piana's BCBG. The success followed immediately, especially with the album
« Solola Bien! »
Werrason and his band members were successful for their energetic sebenes and génériques
and every new album was an important happening for Congolese fans. But despite the success,
Wenge Maison Mère also suffered from defections of members, singer Adolphe Dominguez
the band in 2001 to create Wenge Tonya Tonya
. In 2004, prominent members such as
Bill Kalonji "Bill Clinton"
and "Chair de poule"
Hervé Ferre Gola
, Mulopwe "Jus d'été"
left and created a new, but shortlived outfit
Les Marquis de Maison Mère
Subsequently, Werra Son had to recrute new singers to replace those who left. New singers are Bonbon Kojack
New animators are KeneKene
and Roi David
and new on guitar are
They first appeared on the single « Alerte générale »
Since, the personnel changes have continued and even some of these newcomers were already dismissed or left to join
other bands or to try a solo career.
Musicians on "Solola Bien!"
Werrason Ngiama Makanda, Adolphe Dominguez (Elongo Lodi),
Lacos Tshienda, Baby Ndombe, Serge Mabiala, Adjani Sesele, Ferre Gola Batarigue
Ali Mbonda "Main de fer"
Japonnais Maladi, Flamme Kapaya
Celeo No. 1, Bill Kalonji "Bill Clinton"
: animation (atalaku);
Dju Dju Shet
(drums), Guy N'Sangue
Wenge Maison Mère is created:
as a third off-shoot of Wenge Musica, in 1997
Werrason is born:
as Ngiama Makanda Noel, 25 december 1965, in Bandundu
Modern Congolese music, soukous, ndombolo, Congolese rumba