Grandpa, “Culinan” – always in love with RFI music

A movie where he starred, a job as the face of a cosmetics brand, a highly anticipated new album (Culinan): 2022 marks the year of great return for Dadju But did he really leave?

“I love music, it’s been my whole life, but I don’t want to die on stage!” Thus in 2018 Dadju spoke on his album Gentleman 2.0 His irresistible rise began, selling a total of 750,000 copies (Diamond Disc Certification), which made him an unveiling in the industry on par with his brother Gims.

In order to use Mokobé’s famous formula of 113 with the victory of 2020, those who calculated the stroke of fate had to lose weight. Poison or antidoteWhich exceeded the quadruple platinum certification, especially thanks to the two singles Big bath And MelegimInside Featured With Ninho and Soolking. Recipe for Gentleman Duplicated: An album in two parts (second subtitle) Honey Book Edition) To multiply the streams and the singer believed that: “The life of the album is not over, and I’m finally releasing an album to protect it.”.

In 2022, the situation has changed for Dadju: Challenger has definitely reached the title of Sales Champion, with millions of YouTube views for his two albums and over one million equivalent sales. Also, he became the face of the L’Oreal brand, as seen on prime time TV spots.

Movies and music

And its relevance is twofold. The first film directed by Nils Tavernier, Ima, Where Dadju played the lead role, his own. The plot is simple, Grandpa goes to Kinshasa town for an event concert, the town where he grew up. At the same time, a wealthy businessman persuaded the singer to give a private concert on his estate.

And that’s how Grandpa would “fall in love”, as Damso, Ima would say, start a series of romantic adventures. Will the two main characters find love? Without Spoiler, we realize that suspense is not the main argument for this romantic comedy, starring none other than lead actress Cariza Tour, which was discovered in 2014. Girl bandCéline Sciamma’s third feature film, when she was just 20 years old.

Kinshasa depicts thirty days during the summer heatwave of 2021, Ima This is not a biopic, and we are far away 8 miles In terms of cinematic ambition.

But the real challenge for Dadju is this disc of 17 songs, CulinanWhose first single was KingReleased in mid-February, it already has about 20 million views

After the title The queen, It is called return without risk. While many so-called “urban” artists rejoice in a ghetto style flying a drone over the city and shooting at the stairs, Grandpa performs this extremely luxurious in his clip where he drives a Rolls-Royce specifically on the Ring Road. Let’s point out a curious originality of this successful single: Grandpa addressed it… to his girlfriend’s ex. An amazing twist, but obviously delightful.

Always love

The impressive of this album is of course always love, from all angles and all the sauces, with this Afro tempo that keeps pace with the times, not too far from artists like Aya Nakamura. Analysis of the lyrics of a song is seldom necessary, and in some parts, one has the idea that the words are more cohesive because of their uniqueness than their meaning. Heart guard Where you hear strange stages like this Go on tour in Spain, Coke, Coke will wear, waist, until midnight, at home/ Sitting on the top of a hill, we will never hear what is happening, what will never happen “.

Inside Toko TokoWhere Grandpa invited singer Ronisia (who has already sung duets with Tiacola, Ninho and Ivar), the word is dominated by meaning, as in this paragraph: “You make a lot of men jealous, it’s crazy, crazy / And we shoot for each other, it goes ‘bang-bang’ / we know each other without looking at each other, it’s crazy, crazy “. Possible solo, duet with Hamza, Safari. In this title, the self-tuned Belgian kroner brings a sexual touch with the metaphor “I’m giving you 50 minutes inside like Nikos.”, Indicating double meaning, showing TF1 and Nicos Aliagas guy in sexual activity. But overall, we understand that Grandpa has calibrated his album so that it appeals to a wider audience in the family sense of the word.


A few more guests complete Guest listFeatured new king, including Gazo ScroogeBut Imen Es is on Official And Rema On Once. Fans waiting for the two brothers to reunite will still have to wait, even as Grandpa recently claimed: “A duet with Gims? Anything is possible.”.

If you blame Culinan, It would be the absence of risk-taking. Shaped by Dadju word, beatmakers Such as Punco and Cessie (Safari), Bank Rank and Kell P (Toko Toko) Or Leo Browcet, Latimer and DJ Aries (Slight touch), Never deviates from the guide of the super lover. Wrong deductionProduced by Boumidjal, features a shy guitar, and Ima, The last title, is taken from the soundtrack of the eponymous movie. In short, and surprisingly, the declared commercial victory could justify this proverb: never two without three.

Grandpa Culinan (Capital Records) 2022

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