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The band also had a pop section, which was playing before the soukous section, with Bimi Ombale, Mbuta Matima and Mashakado Mbuta.

Moanda, Mongombe, Marcelin, Waku, Longo and Bita were all from a former band called Bel Guide National, they were mostly students coming from upper-class families of Kinshasa.

In 1974, Zaiko Langa Langa were amongst the Zairean bands to be invited to play in Zaire '74, a huge musical event celebrating the Rumble in the Jungle.

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Despite new internal quarrels and personnel changes with the departure of Evoloko, Bozi and Djo Mali in 1981 to form Langa Langa Stars, Zaiko Langa Langa were successful throughout the 1980s, the band was touring Europe and Africa regularly and was the first Zairian band to visit Japan.

At the end of the decade at the height of their glory and having establish themselves as legends in Zaire, the band experienced another major split, between the two leaders of the group Nyoka Longo and Bimi Ombale, the band was divided in two with every musician choosing his camp between the two leaders who were part of Zaiko since its creation.

With Meridjo, Bapius, Matima, Zamuangana who were part of Zaiko from its creation staying with Nyoka Longo followed by Dindo Yogo and the band was called then Zaiko Langa Langa Nkolo Mboka, and was considered as the original Zaiko, to differentiate it from the band of Bimi Ombale which was called Zaiko Langa Langa Familia Dei and had Lengi Lenga, Ilo Pablo, JP Buse and the rest of the musicians that came in the 1980s.

Later on, N'Yoka Longo's group reacquired the original name "Zaiko Langa Langa", which has maintained until today. In 2002, Zaiko performed in the mythic arena Zenith of Paris, France. This was considered by many as the renaissance or rebirth of Zaiko; in fact, as earlier as 1988, Zaiko, being very popular at that time, made plan to perform in Zenith but the great split that occurred in the band stopped it for doing so.

In November 2011, Lola Muana was reinstated in the group.

Zaiko Langa Langa were both influential in their own right and through their many spin-offs.

While their "rebel" attitude, which resembled that of the hippie movement, earned them the sobriquet of "Zaire's Rolling Stones".

Zaiko quickly became one of the most popular groups of Zaire, and had a large fan base among Kinshasa's juvenile; in the 1970s, Zaiko's singers Evoloko "Lay Lay" Joker, Papa Wemba, Gina Efonge, Mavuela Somo, Nyoka Longo and Bimi Ombale popularized a dance known as cavacha, also spelled "kavasha, that was a decade-lasting craze in most East Africa.

Several soukous band formed as spin-offs of Zaiko Langa Langa; these include Isifi Lokole, Yoka Lokole, Viva La Musica, Langa Langa Stars, Zaiko Familia Dei, Basilique Loningisa, Choc Stars, Anti Choc, and Zaiko Nkolo Mboka.

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