Tuesday, February 05, 2008


After a couple of months without internet, I've lost none of my talent for wasting time in pursuit of the most bizarre pieces of knowledge.

I was listening to Rihanna's 'Don't stop the music' when I noticed how many people had made angry comments about her stealing from Michael Jackson. I wondered where he got the 'ma ma makossa' from in the first place.

Hooray for wikipedia. 'Makossa' actually means 'I dance' in Duala, a language spoken in Cameroon. 'Soul Makossa' is a song by Manu Dibango, whose lawyers obtained out of court compensation after claiming that Michael Jackson had stolen the chorus for for "Wanna be startin' somethin'". It's a very cool song.


Iqbal Khaldun said...

Welcome, welcome. Good to have you back. Wicked song, would love to be at that concert!

j a s o n said...

Just the thing for a winter's day!

Joe said...

I know! That's dancing music.