The intertwining of the market, state and society has continued to see itself expressed through music in the DRC.
The DRC's Constitutional Court has upheld Felix Tshisekedi's presidential election win.
Confidence in democracy in the DRC will be built through incremental steps.
Felix Tshisekedi may have clinched DRC's presidency but the road ahead won't be a smooth one.
The DRC could be the exception after a year in which opposition parties fared badly across East and Central Africa.
Emmanuel Shadary is President Joseph Kabila's preferred presidential candidate meaning that Kabila could remain in power if not in office.