Didier Bokelo takes us through two parallel universes of the «man» and «the artist» Papa Wemba. In his margin of creative freedom, which is also that of the imaginary, the artist deploys all his inventiveness and is generous with respect to his fans and fellow musicians. Papa Wemba turns out to be in the memory of our most tender feelings, the most friendliest and the most smiling; he is the poet of our faith and our hopes. Papa Wemba was one of the most contagious optimists the perpetually adolescent soul.
Didier BOKELO BILE is an agronomist enginee of the University of Kinshasa.