Searching the web to find a webshop where I could buy a cd released by Guy Lobe & Joelle Esso I found out that the particular album contains a cover of Bill Loko's hit "Nen lambo".
This gave me the idea for a post about the original. I think it is about six years ago that I bought my second hand vinyl copy of the 12 inch 45 rpm. single "Salsa Makossa / Nen lambo" in Paris. When I played it for the first time, I recognized the melody immediately from the late Charlotte Mbango's medley "Makossa non stop". Here is the original version:
♫ Nen lambo - 1980
Apart from the fact that he is born in 1953 and has released at least two more LP's in the early eighties I don't know anything about Bill Loko. I would therefore not be surprised if it appears that Bill Loko is a nick name and he is actually called Bryant and is the uncle of basketball player Kobe Bryant.
The following Afro disco boogie influenced track "Ndolo" comes from his 1981 LP "Dipita"