He is recognized as one of the first super stars of modern Congolese music and one of the musicians who marked modern African popular music.
He made his debut in the Zaiko Langa Langa (1969-1974).
He formed the Orchestre Isifi (1974-1978) with Mavuela, Papa Wemba and Bozi Boziana.
He returned to the Zaiko Langa Langa (1979-1981)
He formed the Langa Langa Stars (1981-1991)