Hortense by Pepe Ndombe Opetum is about what?
What is the song Hortense by Pepe Ndombe Opetum about?
He wrote so many remarkable songs. Pepe Ndombe Opetum, the singer and writer of Hortense, is leaving Brazzaville for Kinshasa after meeting Hortense for three days. He is panicking because he doesn’t know whether they will get married. He is not happy with the separation but the nature of his profession requires him to return to Kinshasa. He compares a musician’s life with the life of a soldier: “Mosala na nga ezalaka lokola soda.” (My job is similar to the job of a soldier.) He finally finishes by promising Hortense that he will come back to see her.